Special Issue "Earthquake Prediction and Rock Mechanics toward a Sustainable Future"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Hazards and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Fujii
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Guest Editor
Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
Interests: prediction and prevention of catastrophic disasters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Large earthquakes are taking human lives and destroying infrastructures all over the world. The prevention of these earthquakes, if it is possible, would dramatically reduce such destruction and be the best solution for a sustainable society. However, research on the prevention of earthquakes has just begun and is long from being implemented. Therefore, the prediction of earthquakes, which could reduce the aforementioned destruction, may be the second-best solution for a sustainable society. This Special Issue aims to bring together new findings in earthquake prediction as well as new vectors of rock mechanics applications (space mining, etc.) to achieve a sustainable future. Originality and novelty is sought more than feasibility, accumulated technologies, and integrity in the reviewing process. Sustainability is an open-access journal by MDPI with an impact factor of 2.592 (2018). I believe that this Special Issue will serve as a useful platform to present your novel ideas.

Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Fujii
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • earthquake prediction
  • rock mechanics
  • sustainable future

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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