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Kazuya Fujita

Kazuya Fujita photo


Global Tectonics, Earthquake Seismology
 15 Natural Science
 (517) 355-0142

My research is focused on the determining the seismic structure and geologic evolution of northeastern Asia, and its application to the evolution of intra-continental plate boundaries; current projects include baseline seismicity and crustal structure studies of eastern Russia and the location, tectonics and evolution of the North America-Eurasia plate boundary in continental Asia using seismicity, neotectonics, and remote sensing. My secondary interest is in the historical seismicity of Michigan and northern Illinois, including mining induced events. I work extensively with K-12 teachers in the state through the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association and coordinate the Michigan Seismographs in Schools network (MIQuakes).

Recent Publications

  • Mackey, K., Fujita, K., Hartse, H.E., Stead, R.J., Steck, L.K., Gunbina, L.V., Leyshuk, N., Shibaev, S.V., Koz'min, B.M., Imaev, V.S., Gordeev, E.I., Chebrov, V.N., Masal'ski, O.K., Gileva, N.A., Bormatov, V.A., Voitenok, A.A., Levin, Y.N., Fokina, T.A., 2010. Seismicity Map of Eastern Russia, 1960-2010: Seismological Research Letters, v. 81, p. 761-768.
  • Fujita, K., Koz'min, B. M., Mackey, K. G., Riegel, S. A., McLean, M. S., and Imaev, V. S., 2009. Seismotectonics of the Chersky seismic belt, northeastern Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and Magadan District, Russia, in Stone, D. B., Fujita, K., Layer, P., Miller, E., Prokopiev, A., and Toro, J., eds., Geology, Geophysics and Tectonics of Northeastern Russia: a Tribute to Leonid Parfenov, European Geophysical Union, Stephan Mueller Series v. 4, Copernicus Publications, Göttingen, p. 117-145.
  • Fujita, K., and Sleep, N. H., 2009. Earthquakes, in Schaetzl, R. J., Darden, J. T., and Brandt, D. (eds.), Michigan Geography and Geology: Pearson Custom Publishers, New York, p. 115-125.

Department Contact

Department Chair:
Dr. Jeffrey Freymueller
  (517) 355-4626

Department Office:
 Natural Science Bldg
288 Farm Lane, Rm 207
East Lansing, MI 48824
  (517) 355-4626
  (517) 353-8787