Session outline
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub Category Intersection(IS)
Session ID M-IS34
Title The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and related crustal activities
Short title The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and related crustal activities
Convener Name Toshitaka Baba
Affiliation Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima
Co-convener 1. Name Seiji Tsuno
Affiliation Railway Technical Research Institute
Co-convener 2. Name Takashi AZUMA
Affiliation National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Co-convener 3. Name Kenji Tanaka
Affiliation Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Scope An earthquake of M 7.3 occurred on 16 April, accompanied by a foreshock of M 6.5 two days before, many aftershocks and landslides in Kumamoto and Ooita Prefectures, Kyushu island, southwestern Japan. The earthquakes were located along the Futagawa and Hinagu fault zones in the Beppu-Shimabara graben, generating strong ground motion and surface faults near the epicenter. It resulted in many fatalities and severe damages of constructions. Seismic activities were simultaneously activated in the other area, Aso and Beppu, along the graben. This session purposes to share information of preliminary surveys and analysis of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and related crustal activities for further studies. We would like to also discuss lessons learned from the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake for disaster prevention and mitigation. We welcome presentations from a broad range of fields, such as seismology, geodesy, geology, geography, earth dynamics, and disaster research.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers Naoshi Hirata (Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo)
Hiroshi Yarai (Geospatial Information Authority of Japan)
Yasuhiro Kumahara (Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University)
Shin Aoi (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention)
Yasuhiro Suzuki (Nagoya University)