Kyoto University
Graduate School of Science
Department of Geophysics

主論文・著書 / Main Publications


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  • Zheng, Y.*, Enescu, B., Zhuang, J., and C. Yu, Data replenishment of five moderate earthquake sequences in Japan, with semi-automatic cluster selection, Earthquake Science, 34, doi:10.29382/eqs-2021-0030, 2021.
  • Shimojo, K.*, Enescu, B., Yagi, Y., and T. Takeda, Nucleation process of the 2011 northern Nagano earthquake from nearby seismic observations, Scientific Reports, 11, 8143 doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86837-4, 2021. (Press release, in Japanese)
  • Opris, A.*, Enescu, B., Yagi, Y., and J. Zhuang, Triggering and decay characteristics of dynamically activated seismicity in Southwest Japan, Geophys. J. Int., 212(2), 1010-1021, doi:10.1093/gji/ggx456, 2018.
  • Enescu, B., Shimojo, K., Opris, A., and Y. Yagi, Remote triggering of seismicity at Japanese volcanoes following the 2016 M7.3 Kumamoto earthquake, Earth, Planets and Space, 68:165, doi:10.1186/s40623-016-0539-5, 2016.
  • Tormann, T, Enescu, B., Woessner, J., and S. Wiemer, Reply to ‘Tohoku rupture reloaded?’, Nature Geoscience, 9, 183-185, doi:10.1038/ngeo2650, 2015.
  • Tormann, T, Enescu, B., Woessner, J., and S. Wiemer, Randomness of megathrust earthquakes implied by rapid stress recovery after the Japan earthquake, Nature Geoscience, 8, 152-158, doi:10.1038/ngeo2343, 2015. (Press release, in Japanese) (News -
  • Shimojo, K.*, Enescu, B., Yagi, Y., and T. Takeda, Fluid-driven seismicity activation in northern Nagano region after the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-oki earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 7524-7531, doi:10.1002/2014GL061763, 2014.
  • Sawazaki, K. and B. Enescu, Imaging the high-frequency energy radiation process of a main shock and its early aftershock sequence: The case of the 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake, Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 4729-4746, doi:10.1002/2013JB010539, 2014.
  • Spada, M., Tormann, T., Wiemer, S., and B. Enescu, Generic dependence of the frequency-size distribution of earthquakes on depth and its relation to the strength profile of the crust, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 709-714, doi:10.1029/2012GL054198, 2013.
  • Enescu, B., S. Aoi, S. Toda, W. Suzuki, K. Obara, K. Shiomi, and T. Takeda, Stress perturbations and seismic response associated with the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-oki earthquake in and around the Tokai seismic gap, central Japan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L00G28, doi:10.1029/2012GL051839, 2012.
  • Marsan, D. and B. Enescu, Modeling the foreshock sequence prior to the 2011, MW9.0 Tohoku, Japan, earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B06316, doi:10.1029/2011JB009039, 2012.
  • Lengline, O., Enescu, B., Peng, Z., and K. Shiomi, Decay and expansion of the early aftershock activity following the 2011, Mw9.0 Tohoku earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18309,doi:10.1029/2012GL052797, 2012.
  • Hirose, H., Kimura H., Enescu, B., and S. Aoi, Recurrent slow slip event likely hastened by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 38, 15157-15161, doi:10.1073/pnas.1202709109, 2012 (PNAS WEB) (Research highlight, with explanations in Japanese, on NIED webpage).
  • Toda, S., and B. Enescu, Rate/state Coulomb stress transfer model for the CSEP Japan seismicity forecast, Earth Planets Space, doi:10.5047/eps.2011.01.004, 63, 171-185, 2011.
  • Aoi, S., Enescu, B., Suzuki, W., Asano, Y., Obara, K., Kunugi, T. and K. Shiomi, Stress transfer in the Tokai subduction zone from the 2009 Suruga Bay earthquake in Japan, Nature Geoscience, 3, 7, 496-500, doi:10.1038/ngeo885, 2010. (Press release, in Japanese).
  • Enescu, B., Hainzl, S. and Y. Ben-Zion, Correlations of seismicity patterns in Southern California with surface heat flow data, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99, 6, 3114-3123, doi:10.1785/0120080038, 2009.
  • Enescu, B., Mori, J., Miyazawa, M., and Y. Kano, Omori-Utsu law c-values associated with recent moderate earthquakes in Japan, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99, 2A, 884-891, doi: 10.1785/0120080211, 2009.
  • Hainzl, S., Enescu, B., Cocco, M., Woessner, J., Catalli, F., Wang, R. and F. Roth, Aftershock modeling based on uncertain stress calculations, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B05309, doi: 10.1029/2008JB006011, 2009.
  • Enescu, B., Struzik, Z.R., and K. Kiyono, On the recurrence time of earthquakes: insight from Vrancea (Romania) intermediate-depth events, Geophys. J. Int., 172, 395-404, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03664.x, 2008.
  • Enescu, B., Mori, J. and M. Miyazawa, Quantifying early aftershock activity of the 2004 mid-Niigata Prefecture earthquake (Mw 6.6), J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04310, doi:10.1029/2006JB004629, 2007.
  • Nanjo, K.Z., Enescu, B., Shcherbakov, R., Turcotte, D.L., Iwata, T., and Y. Ogata, The decay of aftershock activity for Japanese earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B08309, doi:10.1029/2006JB004754, 2007.
  • Enescu, B., Ito, K., and Z.R. Struzik, Wavelet-based multiscale resolution analysis of real and simulated time series of earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int., 164(1), 63-74, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02810.x, 2006.
  • Enescu, B., Mori, J., and S. Ohmi, Double-difference relocations of the 2004 off the Kii Peninsula earthquakes, Earth Planets Space, 57(4), 357-362, 2005 (free PDF).
  • Enescu, B., and K. Ito, The 1998 Hida Mountain, Central Honshu, Japan, earthquake swarm: double-difference event relocation, frequency-magnitude distribution and Coulomb stress changes, Tectonophysics, Elsevier Science, 409(1-4), 147-157, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2005.08.013, 2005.
  • Enescu, B., Ito, K., Radulian, M., Popescu, E., and O. Bazacliu, Multifractal and chaotic analysis of Vrancea (Romania) intermediate-depth earthquakes -Investigation of the temporal distribution of events-, Pure Appl. Geophys., Birkhauser Publishing Ltd, Basel, 162(2), 249-271, doi:10.1007/s00024-004-2599-x, 2005.
  • Enescu, B. and K. Ito, Spatial analysis of the frequency-magnitude distribution and decay rate of aftershock activity of the 2000 Western Tottori earthquake, Earth Planets Space, 54(8), 847-859, 2002 (free PDF).
  • Enescu, B., and K. Ito, Some premonitory phenomena of the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake: seismicity, b-value and fractal dimension, Tectonophysics, 338(3-4), 297-314, doi:10.1016/S0040-1951(01)00085-3, 2001.
  • Enescu, B., Enescu, D., and A.P. Constantin, The use of electromagnetic data for short-term prediction of Vrancea (Romania) earthquakes, Earth Planets Space, 51(10), 1099-1117, 1999 (free PDF).
  • Enescu, D., and B. Enescu, Possible cause-effect relationships between Vrancea (Romania) earthquakes and some global geophysical phenomena, Natural Hazards, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 19(2-3), 233-245, doi:10.1023/A:1008095708316, 1999.
  • Enescu, B., and D. Enescu, The Vrancea (Romania) earthquakes of May 31, 1990 (MGR = 6.1). Isoacceleration maps of ground movement and macroseismic maps, Rom. Journ. Phys., 44(5-6), 645-653, 1999.

著書/Book Chapters

  • 八木 勇治,藤野 滋弘,エネスク ボグダン, 地震現象と津波現象第(第1章)in「巨大地震による複合災害 - 発生メカニズム・被害・都市や地域の復興 -」, 編著: 八木勇治・大澤義明, 発行所:筑波大学出版会, 発売所:丸善出版株式会社, ISBN978-4-904074-38-1 C3044, 2015 (Amazon リンク).
    (Yagi, Y., Fujino, S., and B. Enescu, Earthquakes and Tsunami (Chapter 1) in “Complex disasters following megathrust earthquakes – Mechanism, Damage, Local and Regional Reconstruction –“, Editors: Y. Yagi and Y. Osawa, Tsukuba University Publishing House and Maruzen Publishing Co. Ltd., ISBN978-4-904074-38-1 C3044, 2015)(Amazon link).

*指導大学院生/supervised student