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||KIMURA Takeshi||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||KUNUGI Takashi||Chief Researcher|
|AOI Shin||Principal Chief Researcher|
|Yadab P. DHAKAL||Research Fellow|
|KUBO Hisahiko||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||SUZUKI Wataru||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||TAKAHASHI Narumi||Principal Chief Researcher|
|CHIKASADA YAMAMOTO Naotaka||Chief Researcher|
|UEHIRA Kenji||Chief Researcher|
|NAKAMURA Takeshi||Senior Research Fellow|
|KUBOTA Tatsuya||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||MATSUZAWA Takanori||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||ASANO Youichi||Chief Researcher|
|KIMURA Hisanori||Chief Researcher|
|TANAKA Sachiko||Chief Researcher|
|UENO Tomotake||Chief Researcher|
|SAWAZAKI Kaoru||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||MATSUBARA Makoto||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||SHIOMI Katsuhiko||Principal Chief Researcher|
|SEKIGUCHI Shoji||Principal Chief Researcher|
|TAKEDA Tetsuya||Chief Researcher|
|MIYOSHI Takayuki||Senior Research Fellow|
|Tomoko Elizabeth YANO||Research Fellow|
We conduct research towards understanding the mechanics of large earthquakes.
|Head||SAITO Tatsuhiko||Chief Researcher|
|Deputy head||YAMASHITA Futoshi||Chief Researcher|
|OMURA Kentaro||Chief Researcher|
|Nelson PULIDO||Chief Researcher|
|FUKUYAMA Eiichi||Senior Research Fellow|
|NODA Akemi||Research Fellow|
|URATA Yumi||Research Fellow|
|MATSUMOTO Takumi||Principal Chief Researcher|