Name: Satake, Kenji
Division/Center: Earthquake and Volcano Information Center
Research Area: Great earthquakes and tsunamis

Last Update 11/06 2014


I study giant earthquakes and tsunamis, that are rare but cause devastating effects once occur, by various methods such as analysis of instrumental records (seismographs or sea level measurements), historical documents or paleoseismological methods such as tsunami deposits or coastal geomorphology. Based on the global and long-term records, I target to forecast occurrence of future earthquakes, tsunami and their hazards.


Satake, K. and B. F. Atwater, Long-term perspectives on giant earthquakes and tsunamis at subduction zones, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet Sci., 35, 349--374, 2007.

Satake, K., Tsunamis, Treatise on Geophysics, 4, 483--511, 2007.

Satake, K., F. Nanayama, and S. Yamaki, Fault models of unusual tsunami in the 17th century along the Kuril trench, Earth Planets Space, 60, 9, 925--935, 2008.

Fujii, Y., K. Satake, S. Sakai, M. Shinohara, and T. Kanazawa, Tsunami source of the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Earth Planets Space, 63, 7, 815--820, 2011.

Satake, K. and Hery Harjono, Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia, J. Disaster Res. , 7, 1, 4--11, 2012.

Sawai, Y., Y. Namegaya, Y. Okamura, K. Satake and M. Shishikura, Challenges of anticipating the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami using coastal geology, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L21309, doi:10.1029/2012GL053692, , 2012.

Satake, K., Y. Nishimura, P.S. Putra, A.R. Gusman, H. Sunendar, Y. Fujii, Y. Tanioka, H. Latief and E. Yulianto, Tsunami source of the 2010 Menawai, Indonesia earthquake inferred from tsunami field survey and waveform modeling, Pure Appl. Geophys., 170, 9-10, 1567--1582, 2013.

Fujii, Y. and K. Satake, Slip distribution and seismic moment of the 2010 and 1960 Chilean earthquakes inferred from tsunami waveforms and coastal geodetic data, Pure Appl. Geophys., 170, 9-10, 1493--1509, 2013.

Satake, K., Fujii, Y. Harada, T. and Namegaya, Y., Time and slip distribution of coseismic slip of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake as inferred from tsunami waveform data, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 103, 2B, 1473 (doi: 10.1785/0120120122)--1492, 2013.

Harada, T., S. Murotani and K. Satake, A deep outer-rise reverse-fault earthquake immediately triggered a shallow normal-fault earthquake - the Dec. 7, 2012 Off-Sanriku earthquake (MW 7.3), Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 16, 4214, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50808--4219, 2013.

K. Satake, Tsunamis, Treatise on Geophysics, 4, in press, , 2013.

Satake, K. and Fujii, Y., Review: Source Models of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Long-Term Forecast of Large Earthquakes, J. Disaster Research, 9, 3, 272--280, 2104.

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