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									Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards
     around the Pacific Rim

  APRU Research Symposium at
       Kyoto University
                Kojiro Irikura
      Vice President of Kyoto University
Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards
around the Pacific Rim

This APRU Symposium will bring together researchers
from a broad range of science and engineering fields related
to earthquake and tsunami hazards around the Pacific Rim.


The purpose of the meeting is to share information on the
current state of knowledge and discuss priorities for future work
that will contribute to mitigating losses from future large
earthquakes
Magnitude 9.0
Sumatra-Andaman Islands
Earthquake




The arrows show the vectors
of the plate motions.



 After the web-site of British
 Geological Survey (2005)
                                        Special Focus on the devastating
                                        Sumatra earthquake and tsunami
                                        (>280,000 casualties)




Tsunami simulation by Kenji Satake, Geol. Survey of Japan
http:/staff.aist.go.jp/kenji.satake/animation.gif
Practically every city near the member universities
has some level of earthquake risk.
                                        Japan
                              Taiwan
                                                                   California




                                                    New Zealand

         Red dots are earthquakes. The ‘Ring of Fire’ surrounds the Pacific Rim
There are a growing large number of mega-population
centers around the Pacific rim that are prone to large
earthquake and tsunami disasters, such as,

  Los Angeles
  Seattle
  Tokyo
  Osaka
  Taipei




                         Damage from 1994 Northridge Earthquake
Earthquake engineering standards have certainly improved
over the last few decades, but because of growing populations,
the yearly worldwide earthquake damage has not diminished greatly.




   Devastating fires following         Collapsed 7 story building in
   1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan      1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake
This is a very timely subject since many countries are actively
involved in national seismic hazard programs, and comparisons
on a worldwide basis would be useful.

今後50年以内に10%の確率で一定の震度以上の揺れに
見舞われる領域図:再現期間500年に相当




               地震調査研究推進本部 (2003)
This is a very timely subject since many countries are actively
involved in national seismic hazard programs, and comparisons
on a worldwide basis would be useful.

今後50年以内に10%の確率で一定の震度以上の揺れに
見舞われる領域図:再現期間500年に相当




               地震調査研究推進本部 (2003)
Dates:   August 31 to September 2, 2005

Location: Kyoto University, Kyoto City, Japan

Access: Kansai International Airport (Osaka)
        Bullet Train from Tokyo (2.3 hours)
Preliminary Program

Wednesday Aug 31
10:00am - 12:00pm     Session 1: Earthquakes on the Pacific Rim
1:00pm - 2:00pm       Poster Session
2:00pm - 4:00pm       Session 2: Earthquake Source Physics
4:30pm - 6:30pm       Session 3: Strong Ground Motion

Thursday, September 1
9:00am - 11:00am     Session 4: Sumatra Eq./Tsunami
1:00pm - 3:00pm      Session 5: Earthquake Engineering
3:30pm - 5:30pm      Session 6: Risk Management
Friday September 2

- Drafting of Resolutions from the Symposium

- Excursion Options
   Walk along Hanore Fault in Kyoto City
   Active earthquake control in Kyoto Univ. clock tower
   Sightseeing in Kyoto City
Related Points

- Oral sessions will have 4 to 6 talks by prominent researchers

- Poster Sessions will be open to all contributors

- Joint Symposium with AEARU
     (Association of East Asian Research Universities)

- Encourage attendance of students
Schedule
March 14    First announcements sent to APRU members

April 25    Call for Papers

July 15     Deadline for Participant Registration

August 10   Deadline for Abstract Submissions

August 31 to September 2
   APRU Research Symposium at Kyoto University
We invite you to come to Kyoto to participate in this
symposium on a timely subject that is important to
many countries around the Pacific Rim.
Organizing Committee

Kojiro Irikura      Vice-President, Kyoto Univ.
James Mori           Disaster Prevention Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.
Manabu Hashimoto     Disaster Prevention Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.
Keiko Kuge           Faculty of Science, Kyoto Univ.
Tomotaka Iwata       Disaster Prevention Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.
Hirokazu Iemura      Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto Univ.
Charles Scawthorn    Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto Univ.
Yoshiaki Kawata      Disaster Prevention Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ.
Hiroyuki Tsutsumi    Faculty of Science, Kyoto Univ.
Mamoru Kato          Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto Univ.
Junji Kiono          Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto Univ.

								
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