Selected Publications

Hirono, T. and Ogawa, Y., 1998, Duplex array and thicknening of accretionary prism - An example from Boso Peninsula, Japan. Geology, 26, 779782.

Hirono, T., 2000, Determination of a slip direction of a healed fault. Journal of Structural Geology, 22, 537551.

Hirono, T., 2003, Strain partitioning between the Suruga Trough and the Zenisu Thrust: Neogene to present tectonic evolution in the onland and offshore Tokai district, Japan. Tectonophysics, 361, 205214.

Hirono, T., Takahashi, M., and Nakashima, S., 2003, In-situ visualization of fluid flow image within deformed rock by X-ray CT. Engineering Geology, 70, 3746.

Hirono, T., Takahashi, M., and Nakashima, S., 2003, Direct imaging of fluid flow in geomaterials by X-ray CT. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 215, 107115.

Hirono, T., 2005, The role of dewatering in the progressive deformation of a sandy accretionary wedge: Constraints from direct imagings of fluid flow and void structure. Tectonophysics, 397, 261280.

Hirono, T., Lin, W., and Nakashima, S., 2006, Pore space visualization of rocks using atomic force microscope. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 43, 317320.

Hirono, T., Lin, W., Yeh, E., Soh, W., Hashimoto, Y., Sone, H., Matsubayashi, O., Aoike, K., Ito, H., Kinoshita, M., Murayama, M., Song, S., Ma, K., Hung, J., Wang, C., and Tsai, Y., 2006, High magnetic susceptibility of fault gouge within Taiwan Chelungpu-fault: Nondestructive continuous measurements of physical and chemical properties in fault rocks recovered from Hole B, TCDP. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L15303, doi:10.1029/2006GL026133.

Hirono, T., Ikehara, M., Otsuki, K., Mishima, T., Sakaguchi, M., Soh, W., Omori, M., Lin, W., Yeh, E., Tanikawa, W., and Wang, C., 2006, Evidence of frictional melting within disk-shaped black materials discovered from the Taiwan Chelungpu fault system. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L19311, doi:10.1029/2006GL027329.

Hirono, T., Tsunogai, U., Maegawa, K., Toki, T., Tanimizu, M., Soh, W., Lin, W., Yeh, E., Song, S., and Wang, C., 2007, Chemical and isotopic characteristics of interstitial fluids within the Taiwan Chelungpu fault. Geochemical Journal, 41, 97102.

Hirono, T., Yeh, E., Lin, W., Sone, H., Mishima, T., Soh, W., Hashimoto, Y., Matsubayashi, O., Aoike, K., Ito, H., Kinoshita, M., Murayama, M., Song, S., Ma, K., Hung, J., Wang, C., Tsai, Y., Kondo, T., Nishimura, M., Moriya, S., Tanaka, T., Fujiki, T., Maeda, L., Muraki, H., Kuramoto, T., Sugiyama, K., and Sugawara, T., 2007, Nondestructive continuous physical property measurements of core samples recovered from Hole B, Taiwan Chelungpu-fault Drilling Project. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B07404, doi:10.1029/2006JB004738.

Hirono, T., Yokoyama, T., Hamada, Y., Tanikawa, W., Mishima, T., Ikehara, M., Famin, V., Tanimizu, M., Lin, W., Soh, W., and Song, S., 2007, A chemical kinetic approach to estimate dynamic shear stress during the 1999 Taiwan Chi-Chi earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19308, doi:10.1029/2007GL030743.

Hirono, T., Sakaguchi, M., Otsuki, K., Sone, H., Fujimoto, K., Mishima, T., Lin, W., Tanikawa, W., Tanimizu, M., Soh, W., Yeh, E., and Song, S., 2008, Characterization of slip zone associated with the 1999 Taiwan Chi-Chi earthquake: X-ray CT image analyses and microstructural observations of the Taiwan Chelungpu fault. Tectonophysics, 449, 6384.

Hirono, T., Nakashima, S., and Spiers, C.J., 2008, Measurements of ionic diffusivity in various rock samples: Low diffusivity through nano-sized pore. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45, 450459.

Hirono, T., Mukoyoshi, H., Tanikawa, W., Noda, H., Mizoguchi, K., and Shimamoto, T., 2008, Frictional behavior and its seismological implications within thrusts in the shallow portion of an accretionary prism. Tectonophysics, 456, 163170.

Hirono, T., Fujimoto, K., Yokoyama, T., Hamada, Y., Tanikawa, W., Tadai, O., Mishima, T., Tanimizu, M., Lin, W., Soh, W., and Song, S., 2008, Clay mineral reactions caused by frictional heating during an earthquake: An example from the Taiwan Chelungpu fault. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L16303, doi:10.1029/2008GL034476.

Hirono, T., Ujiie, K., Ishikawa, T., Mishima, T., Hamada, Y., Tanimizu, M., Soh, W., and Kinoshita, M., 2009, Estimation of temperature rise in a shallow slip zone of the megasplay fault in the Nankai Trough. Tectonophysics, 478, 215220.

Hirono, T. and Hamada, Y., 2010, Specific heat capacity and thermal diffusivity and their temperature dependencies in a rock sample from adjacent to the Taiwan Chelungpu fault. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B05313, doi:10.1029/2009JB006816.

Hirono, T. and Tanikawa, W., 2011, Implications of the thermal properties and kinetic parameters of dehydroxylation of mica minerals for fault weakening, frictional heating, and earthquake energetics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 307, 161172.

Hirono, T., Tanikawa, W., Honda, G., Kameda, J., Fukuda, J., and Ishikawa, T., 2013, Importance of mechanochemical effects on fault slip behavior during earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1–5, doi:10.1002/grl.50609.

Hirono, T., Kameda, J., Kanda, H., Tanikawa, W., and Ishikawa, T., 2014, Mineral assemblage anomalies in the slip zone of the 1999 Taiwan Chi-Chi earthquake: Ultrafine particles preserved only in the latest slip zone. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 3052–3059, doi:10.1002/2014GL059805.

Hirono, T., Ishikawa, T., Masumoto, H., Kameda, J., Yabuta, H., and Mukoyoshi, H., 2014, Re-evaluation of frictional heat recorded in the dark gouge of the shallow part of a megasplay fault at the Nankai Trough. Tectonophysics, 626, 157–169.

Hirono, T., Maekawa, Y., and Yabuta, H., 2015, Investigation of the records of earthquake slip in carbonaceous materials from the Taiwan Chelungpu fault by means of infrared and Raman spectroscopies. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005622.

Hirono, T., Tsuda, K., Tanikawa, W., Ampuero, J. P., Shibazaki, B., Kinoshita, M., and Mori, J., 2016, Near-trench slip potential of megaquakes evaluated from fault properties and conditions. Scientific Reports, 6, 28184, doi:10.1038/srep28184.

Hirono, T., Asayama, S., Kaneki, S., and Ito, A., 2016, Preservation of amorphous ultrafine material: A proposed proxy for slip during recent earthquakes on active faults. Scientific Reports, 6, 36536, doi:10.1038/srep28184.

Hirono, T. and Ishikawa, T., 2018, Tectono-seismic characteristics of faults in the shallow portion of an accretionary prism. Tectonophysics, 724–725, 179–194, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.01.014.

Hirono T. Tsuda K. Kaneki S., 2019, Role of weak materials in earthquake rupture dynamics. Scientific Reports, 9, 6604, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-43118-5.

Tetsuro Hirono (Dr. Sci.)
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

BA,  1996,  Tsukuba University
MS,  1998,  The University of Tokyo
PhD,  2001,  Tokyo Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Physico-chemo-thermo-mechanical process in the fault during an earthquake

Deformation mechanisms, diagenetic process, and fluid flow property in an accretionary prisms

Mass transfer property of geomaterials