Human Geosciences(H)
Session Sub CategoryComplex & General
Session IDH-CG37
TitleActive fault and disaster mitigation learned from 2016 Kumamoto earthquake
Short titleActive fault and disaster mitigation
Main ConvenerNameYasuhiro Suzuki
AffiliationNagoya University
Co-Convener 1NameHiroyuki Fujiwara
AffiliationNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Co-Convener 2NameYoshiaki Hisada
AffiliationKogakuin University, School of Architecture
Co-Convener 3NameToshitaka Kamai
AffiliationDisaster Prevension Research Institute, Kyoto University
ScopeThe 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake was a large, hazardous inland earthquake generated by the reactivation of the Futagawa-Hinagu Fault located at the center of the Kyushu province, Japan. It occurred twenty-one years after the 1995 Kobe Earthquake that prompted the Japanese government to start devising comprehensive countermeasures against the active fault. The Kumamoto Earthquake has posed many problems to the fields of seismology, active fault research, and earthquake engineering, as well as to disaster prevention strategies against active faults. This session aims to share the current interdisciplinary understanding and unsolved questions, and to discuss necessary future research paths and potential countermeasures. It covers the following subjects: earthquake damage, behavior of earthquake faults, strong ground motion, ground disaster, building code and related regulations, disaster support or recovery system, disaster education etc.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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