In the Earthquake and Tsunami Research Division, analyses of observation data from the foundational earthquake and tsunami observation network, and various studies on numerical simulations and laboratory experiments have been conducted. Through these studies, fundamental research on earthquake and tsunami have been done. In addition, development of new realtime prediction technologies for earthquake and tsunami and long-term forecasting methods for large earthquakes are conducted aiming at the mitigation of earthquake and tsunami disasters.
We study techniques for the real-time ground motion prediction and the earthquake damage estimation using the land and sea integrated seismic data toward mitigation of earthquake disasters.
|Head||Takeshi KIMURA||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||Takashi KUNUGI||Chief Researcher|
|Shin AOI||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Yadab P. DHAKAL||Research Fellow|
|Hisahiko KUBO||Research Fellow|
We study the nature and forecasting techniques of earthquakes and tsunamis using dense ocean floor observation networks toward mitigation of earthquake and tsunami disasters.
|Head||Wataru SUZUKI||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||Narumi TAKAHASHI||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Naotaka YAMAMOTO CHIKASADA||Chief Researcher|
|Kenji UEHIRA||Chief Researcher|
|Takeshi NAKAMURA||Senior Research Fellow|
|Tatsuya KUBOTA||Research Fellow|
Crustal Activity Laboratory makes studies of earthquakes, slow earthquakes, and other crustal activities based on geophysical observations (especially, seismic data). Our laboratory mainly aims to improve long-term evaluation of earthquake occurrence.
|Head||Takanori MATSUZAWA||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||Youichi ASANO||Chief Researcher|
|Hisanori KIMURA||Chief Researcher|
|Sachiko TANAKA||Chief Researcher|
|Tomotake UENO||Chief Researcher|
|Kaoru SAWAZAKI||Research Fellow|
Earth's Interior Laboratory constructs models of various kinds of heterogeneous subsurface structures beneath Japanese Islands, simulates the progress of seismic wave and constructs the high-accuracy hypocenter caltalog.
|Head||Makoto MATSUBARA||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||Katsuhiko SHIOMI||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Shoji SEKIGUCHI||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Tetsuya TAKEDA||Chief Researcher|
|Takayuki MIYOSHI||Senior Research Fellow|
|Tomoko Elizabeth YANO||Research Fellow|
We conduct research towards understanding the mechanics of large earthquakes.
|Head||Tatsuhiko SAITO||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||Futoshi YAMASHITA||Chief Researcher|
|Kentaro OMURA||Chief Researcher|
|Nelson PULIDO||Chief Researcher|
|Eiichi FUKUYAMA||Senior Research Fellow|
|Akemi NODA||Research Fellow|
|Yumi URATA||Research Fellow|
|Shiqing XU||Research Fellow|
|Takumi MATSUMOTO||Principal Chief Researcher|