Chief Researcher
Earthquake and Tsunami Research Division | Earthquake Mechanics Laboratory


Research fieldsF@Seismology, Earthquake Engineering

Research topicsFFault rupture process of large earthquakes, Research on strong motion simulation of earthquakes




Papersipeer reviewj

Pulido N., M. Yoshimoto, and A. M. Sarabia (2020). Broadband wavelength slip model of the 1906 Ecuador-Colombia megathrust-earthquake based on seismic intensity and tsunami data, Tectonophysics, 774, 228226.

Miura H., O. Taisho, M. Matsuoka, M. Leal, H. Garcia, N. Pulido (2019). Empirical Models for Surface and Body]Wave Amplifications of Response Spectra in the Bogotá Basin, Colombia, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 109 (3), 9871004, 2019.

Sakai, H., N. Pulido, and K. Hasegawa, Y. Kuwata (2017). A new approach for estimating seismic damage of water supply pipelines, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 46, 1531-1548.

Inazu D., N. Pulido, E. Fukuyama, J. Senda and H. Kumagai (2016). Near-field tsunami forecast system based on near real-time seismic moment tensor estimation in the regions of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Chile, Earth Planets and Space, 68, 1-18.

Yoshida K., N. Pulido and E. Fukuyama (2016). Unusual stress rotations within the Philippines possibly caused by slip heterogeneity along the Philippine fault, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 1-17.

Suzuki, W., N. Pulido, and S. Aoi, (2016). Rupture Process and Strong-Motion Generation of the 2014 Iquique, Northern Chile, Earthquake, Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 10 (3), 1640008.

Sakai T, Kumagai H, Pulido N., Bonita JD, and M. Nakano M (2016). Discriminating non-seismic long-period pulses and noise to improve earthquake source inversion. Earth Planets Space 68:50.

Pulido, N., Z. Aguilar, H. Tavera, M. Chlieh, D. Calderon, T. Sekiguchi, S. Nakai, and F. Yamazaki (2015). Scenario Source Models and Strong Ground Motion for Future Mega]earthquakes: Application to Lima, Central Peru, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,105(1), 368-386.

Punongbayan J, Kumagai H, Pulido N., Bonita JD, Nakano M, Yamashina T, et al., (2015). Development and operation of a regional moment tensor analysis system in the Philippines: Contributions to the understanding of recent damaging earthquakes. J. Disaster Res., 10, 25-34.

Pulido, N., S. Nakai, H. Yamanaka, D. Calderon, Z. Aguilar, and T. Sekiguchi, (2014). Estimation of a Source Model and Strong Motion Simulation for Tacna City, South Peru, J. Disaster Res., 9(6), 925-930.

Matsuzaki, S., N. Pulido, Y. Maruyama, M. Estrada, C. Zavala and F. Yamazaki (2014). Evaluation of Seismic Vulnerability of Buildings Based on Damage Survey Data from the 2007 Pisco, Peru Earthquake, J. Disaster Res., 9(6), 1050-1058.

Mas, E., B. Adriano, N. Pulido, C. Jimenez, and S. Koshimura, (2014). Simulation of Tsunami Inundation in Central Peru from Future Megathrust Earthquake Scenarios, J. Disaster Res., 9(6), 961-967.

Pulido N., H. Tavera, Z. Aguilar, S. Nakai, and F. Yamazaki, (2013). Strong Motion Simulation of the M8.0 August 15, 2007, Pisco Earthquake; Effect of a Multi-Frequency Rupture Process, J. Disaster Research, 8(2), 235-242.

Kumagai H, Pulido N., Fukuyama E, Aoi S, (2012). Strong localized asperity of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, Japan. Earth Planets Space, 64, 649-654. doi:10.5047/eps.2012.01.004.

Pulido N., Y. Yagi, H. Kumagai, and N. Nishimura, (2011). Rupture process and coseismic deformations of the 27 February 2010 Maule Earthquake, Chile, Earth Planets Space, 63, 955-959.

Pulido N., and L. Dalguer, (2009). Estimation of the high-frequency radiation of the 2000 Tottori (Japan) earthquake based on a dynamic model of fault rupture: Application to the strong ground motion simulation, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 99, 2305-2322.

Pulido, N., S. Aoi, and H. Fujiwara, (2008). Rupture process of the 2007 Notohanto Earthquake by using an Isochrones Back-projection Method and K-NET and KiK-net data, Earth Planets Space, 60, 1035-1040.

Sorensen, M.B., N. Pulido, and K. Atakan, (2007). Sensitivity of Ground-Motion Simulations to Earthquake Source Parameters: A Case Study for Istanbul, Turkey, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 97, 881-900.

Sorensen, M.B., K. Atakan, and N. Pulido, (2007). Simulated strong ground motions for the great M9.3 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 97, 1A, S139-S151,

Sorensen, M.B., I., Oprsal, S., Bonnefoy-Claudet, K. Atakan, M., Mai, N. Pulido, and C., Yalciner, (2006). Local site effects in Atakoy, Istanbul, Turkey, due to a future large earthquake in the Marmara Sea, Geophys. J. Int., 167, 1413-1424.

Sakai, H., K., Hasegawa, N., Pulido and T. Sato, (2006). Relationship between strong motion and road damage during the 2004 Mid-Niigata earthquake, Journal of Structural Engineering (JSCE), 52a, 1, 301-308.

Pulido N., T. Kubo, (2004). Near-Fault Strong Motion Complexity of the 2000 Tottori Earthquake (Japan) from a Broadband Source Asperity Model, Tectonophysics, 390, 177-192.

Pulido N., A. Ojeda, A. Kuvvet, T. Kubo, (2004). Strong Ground Motion Estimation in the Marmara Sea Region (Turkey) Based on a Scenario Earthquake, Tectonophysics, 391, 357-374.

Konagai, K., J. Johansson, P. Mayorca, R. Uzuoka, T. Yamamoto, M. Miyajima, N. Pulido, K. Sassa, H. Fukuoka and F. Duran, (2004). Las Colinas landslide: Rapid and long-traveling soil flow caused by the January 13, 2001, El Salvador earthquake, Geological Society of America, Special Paper, 375, 39-54.

Konagai K., Johansson J., Mayorca P., Yamamoto T. Miyajima M., Uzuoka R., Pulido N., Duran F.C., Sassa K., Fukuoka H., (2002). Las Colinas Landslide Caused by the January 13, 2001 Off the Coast of El Salvador Earthquake, Journal of Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1.

Pulido. N., K. Irikura, (2000). Estimation of Dynamic Rupture Parameters from the Radiated Seismic Energy and Apparent Stress, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 3945-3948.

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Other papers


Pulido, N., H. Garcia, J. Montejo, and S. Senna, (2020). Long period ground motion simulations at the Bogota basin, Colombia, based on a 3D velocity model of the basin from dense microtremors arrays measurements, gravity and geological data, 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 17WCEE, Paper N C002830, Sendai, Japan.

H. Miura, M. Matsuoka, C. Lozano, H. García, N. Pulido, (2020). Site Amplification Models of Peak Ground Acceleration and Velocity for the Bogotá basin, Colombia, 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 17WCEE,  Paper N C002297, Sendai, Japan.

N. Pulido, S. Senna, T. Sekiguchi, H Yamanaka, J Eraso et al (2017). ESTIMATION OF VELOCITY MODEL OF BOGOTÁ BASIN (COLOMBIA) BASED ON MICROTREMORS ARRAY MEASUREMENTS, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE 2017, Paper No 4614, Santiago, Chile.

Pulido, N., M. Matsuoka, H. Sakai, and K. Hasegawa, (2006). Strong Motion Simulation of the 2004 Niigata-ken Chuetsu Earthquake by using a Multi-asperity model and a Vs30 Map, 12{nkHwV|WE_WA_ԍ0330, 1426-1429.

Arai, H. and Pulido, N., (2005). Contribution of Site Effects and Soil-Structure Interaction to Building Damage in Golcuk, Turkey, during the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake. ICOSSAR'05, Proceedings CD-ROM, 111-118.

Zhang F., N. Pulido and H.Sakai (2005). Ductility response of SDOF system using reversed rectangular pulses, ICOSSAR'05, Proceedings CD-ROM, 3913-3920.

Sakai, H., N. Pulido, F. Zhang and T. Kubo, (2004). Systematic identification of non-linear ground parameters for the calculation of incident wave. 11th ICSDEE & 3rd ICEGE Proceedings, 2, 238-245.

Pulido, N., (2003). Seismotectonics of Northern Andes (Colombia) and the development of seismic networks, Bull. Inter. Ins. Earthq. Engineering and Seismology, Special Edition, 69-76.

Pulido N., A. Ojeda, K. Atakan and T. Kubo, (2002). Strong ground motion estimation at Istanbul (Turkey) based on a earthquake scenario: Preliminary results, 11{nkHwV|WE_W.

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Pulido, N., H. Arai, H. Hibino, T. Kubo, (2001). Broadband Ground Motion  Simulation and Damage Estimation of the 1999 Kocaeli (Turkey) earthquake, 8th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability ICOSSAR.




Application of State of the Art Technologies to Strengthen Research and Response to Seismic, Volcanic and Tsunami Events, and Enhance Risk Management, SATREPS project@iQOPT`QOQOj


Effective and economical slope disaster prevention strategy for reduction of isolated areas and period after strong earthquake,@ Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)@ iQOPS`QOPVj


Project for Enhancement of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Technology in Peru@iQOOX`QOPSj


Study of the High Frequency Radiation of Earthquakes based on a Dynamic model of Fault Rupture,  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)@ iQOOU`QOOVj


Academic Societies

Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ)

Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Seismological Society of America