2018 | 2017 | 2016


  1. GSJ and the Geological Survey of Austria (GBA) have signed the MOU on 31 October 2017.

    [posted on November 24, 2017]

  2. A numerical model for geochemical processes to understand the recurrence intervals of earthquakes
    - Formation of extensional quartz veins potentially controls recurrence intervals of earthquakes in subduction zones -

    [posted on November 24, 2017]

  3. The geological history of Japanese Islands recorded in northernmost part of the Japan Alps
    -“Tomari”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map -

    [posted on October 31, 2017]

  4. The map tells the reason why fossils of a dinosaur was found there
    - “Toba”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map -

    [posted on October 6, 2017]

  5. New method to directly assess the corrosion risk of water pipes
    - Soil investigation using high-frequency AC resistivity measurement -

    [posted on September 5, 2017]

  6. Complete revision of the Seamless Geological Map of Japan at 1:200,000
    - highly detailed online geological map with a hierarchical legend system has been released -

    [posted on August 22, 2017]

  7. Moon image from TERRA/ASTER
    -Terra ASTER performed a Moon and deep space observation on August 6th 2017 [JST] for radiometric calibration

    [posted on August 17, 2017]

  8. The outcrop in Chiba Prefecture has been nominated for a Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP)
    - “Chibanian” may be listed on the geological time scale -

    [posted on August 4, 2017]

  9. Hundred million years that have shaped today’s Kagawa Prefecture
    - “Kan-onji”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map -

    [posted on August 4, 2017]

  10. Publication of the Gravity Map of Wakayama District (Bouguer Anomalies)
    - 1:200,000 Gravity Map Series, No.32 -

    [posted on August 1, 2017]

  11. Extreme hydrothermal conditions at an active plate-bounding fault
    (Joint research with GNS Science, New Zealand etc.)

    [posted on August 1, 2017]

  12. Novel geodynamic theory to elucidate tectonics of the Japanese islands
    - the east-west contraction of Northeast Japan is caused by the movement of the Philippine Sea Plate -

    [posted on July 31, 2017]

  13. Detection of vehicles buried by a landslide using a drone with an electromagnetic (EM) sensor
    - Drone EM system successfully identified the location -

    [posted on July 21, 2017]

  14. Geological application of magnetic imaging through scanning SQUID microscope
    - Estimates of past climate change and age using marine ferromanganese crust -

    [posted on July 11, 2017]

  15. GSJ and China Geological Survey (CGS) have signed the MOU on 20 June 2017.

    [posted on July 7, 2017]

  16. Director General Yusaku Yano and GSJ members attended the 2nd Trilateral GeoSummit on 20 June 2017

    [posted on July 7, 2017]

  17. The shortest recurrence interval of Genroku-type great Kanto earthquakes revised from 2000 to 500 years (Joint research with the University of Tokyo)

    [posted on May 11, 2017]

  18. Completion of the Eastern Asia Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards Information Map - Information about past disasters displayed on a single geological map -

    [posted on May 9, 2017]

  19. Quick Imaging of possibly affected areas by volcanic eruption, tsunami, etc. - High-speed handling of elevation data on the Internet -

    [posted on April 28, 2017]

  20. GSJ and U.S. Geological Survey have extended the MOU on 14 February 2017.

    [posted on March 15, 2017]

  21. GSJ and GNS science, New Zealand have renewed the MOU on 16 February 2017.

    [posted on March 15, 2017]