Abnormal rises in groundwater levels after large earthquakes has been observed all over the world, but the cause has remained unknown due to a lack of comparative data before & after earthquakes. After the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, a collaboration of scientists from Japan and the US analyzed stable isotope ratios of water samples collected before and after the disaster. This allowed them to clarify the cause of the rise in water level.
- Nature Communications
- 1) JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B, 2) JSPS Fostering Joint International Research A, 3) SUNTORY Kumamoto Groundwater Research Project 4) JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C, 5) Kwansei Gakuin University Joint Research (2016), 6) Joint