2nd International Workshop on Strong Ground Motion Prediction and Earthquake Tectonics in Urban Areas
October 25-27, 2005
5F Hall, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hosted by ERI, Univ. Tokyo; DPRI, Kyoto Univ. and NIED
Sponsored by DaiDaiToku Project from MEXT, Japan
Co-sponsored by Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)/USC, USA
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- Public lectures are scheduled on the evening
of October 26th.
- We will provide the participants with 170-page abstract books.
- Participation with an abstract book is free except for reception.
Because various plate boundaries surround the Pacific Ocean
to form the seismically-active `Ring of Fire', urban areas in the
circum-Pacific region are threatened by future big earthquakes.
In Japan on the northwestern margin of the Pacific Ocean,
The MEXT has begun the "Special Project for Earthquake Disaster
Mitigation in Urban Areas" ("DaiDaiToku Project" in abbreviated Japanese)
which targets the reduction of seismic disasters in Japan's major
In the USA on the northeastern margin, the National Science Foundation
established the SCEC in 1991 for similar purposes.
In this workshop we introduce our achievements in the first three years of
the DaiDaiToku Project I and exchange results of similar research
with SCEC scientists.
Topics of the workshop include earthquake sources, seismic
profiling of faults and tectonic setting, earthquake observation, GPS
measurements, strong ground motion predictions, seismic hazard assessments,
and other related issues in urban areas.
Invited Speakers from the USA (in alphabetical order)
- John G. Anderson (University of Nevada, Reno)
- Ralph J. Archuleta (University of California, Santa Barbara)
- Steven M. Day (San Diego State University)
- Thomas H. Heaton (California Institute of Technology)
- Thomas H. Jordan (University of Southern California)
- Kim B. Olsen (San Diego State University)
- Thomas L. Pratt (US Geological Survey, Seattle)
- Paul G. Somerville (URS Corporation, Pasadena)
- Toshiro Tanimoto (University of California, Santa Barbara)
- David J. Wald (US Geological Survey, Golden)
Invited Domestic Speakers
- Kojiro Irikura (Kyoto University)
- Research program leaders of the DaiDaiToku Project I