Tohoku-Oki Earthquake a Major Stress-Reliever for Crust (1 of 5) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption The Scientific Deep Sea Drilling Vessel Chikyu employed for the Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Feb. 8, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Weiren Lin at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) in Nankoku, Japan, and colleagues was titled, "Stress State in the Largest Displacement Area of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake." Credit [Image courtesy of JAMSTEC/IODP] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.