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.
- Real-time seismic motion prediction and earthquake damage estimation technologies.
- Research on tsunami prediction technology.
- Research on sophisticated long-term evaluation of earthquake occurrence.
- Research on large earthquake generation mechanism.
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||Associated Research Fellow|
|Hisahiko KUBO||Associated 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|
|Tatsuya KUBOTA||Associated Research Fellow|
|Masashi MOCHIZUKI||Chief Researcher|
|Takeshi NAKAMURA||Research Fellow|
|Kenji UEHIRA||Chief Researcher|
|Naotaka YAMAMOTO||Chief Researcher|
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|
|Kaoru SAWAZAKI||Associated Research Fellow|
|Sachiko TANAKA||Chief Researcher|
|Tomotake UENO||Chief Researcher|
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||Chief Researcher|
|Sadaki HORI||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Takayuki MIYOSHI||Research Fellow|
|Shoji SEKIGUCHI||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Shunsuke TAKEMURA||Associated Research Fellow|
|Tomoko Elizabeth YANO||Associated Research Fellow|
We conduct research towards understanding the mechanics of large earthquakes.
|Head||Tatsuhiko SAITO||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||Futoshi YAMASHITA||Chief Researcher|
|Eiichi FUKUYAMA||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Akemi NODA||Associated Research Fellow|
|Kentaro OMURA||Chief Researcher|
|Nelson PULIDO||Chief Researcher|
|Yumi URATA||Associated Research Fellow|
|Shiqing XU||Associated Research Fellow|
|Yoshiyuki KANEDA||Special Adviser|
|Tomohiro KUBO||Associated Research Fellow|
|Naoshi HIRATA||Special Adviser|
|Takumi MATSUMOTO||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Shingo SUZUKI||Research Fellow|