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Giant earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions in Chile and Japan

7-8 November, 2013
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, University of Chile

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November 7 (Thu.) 14:00-17:50 and November 8 (Fri.) 9:00-13:00


Auditorium, Faculty of History, Geography and Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Room 19-S, Beauchef Campus, Universidad de Chile



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In Chile, gigantic earthquakes occurred in 1960 (M 9.5, the largest earthquake in the world) and in 2010 (M 8.8), and their tsunami caused damage in Japan. A large-scale eruption at Puyehue volcano in 2011 might have been trigerred by the earthquake. A gigantic earthquake (M 9.0) occurred in Japan in 2011, and the tsunami reached the Chilean coast. However, no systematic collaboration has been made between universities in Chile and Japan. In order to understand infrequent gigantic earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, we plan to share knowledge and develop research collaboration plan in both countries. We start with information exchange on recent and past earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, seismotetonics, crustal state before and after the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


Thursday November 7

Workshop at U.Católica San Joaquín

14:00 - 14:30 Marcelo Lagos: Assessments of tsunami hazard in Chile
14:30 - 15:00 Kenji Satake: The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunamis
15:00 - 15:30 Rodrigo Cienfuegos: Tsunami research initiatives and advancements within CIGIDEN in cooperation with the JST-JICA SATREPS project
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:30 Yosuke Aoki: Coseismic and postseismic deformation due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake
16:30 - 17:00 Marco Cisternas: Past earthquakes and tsunamis in Chile
17:00 - 17:30 Setsuya Nakada: Volcanic crisis of Mt. Fuji after Tohoku-Oki Mega-quake

Friday November 8

Workshop at UChile Beauchef

9:00 - 9:20 Sergio Barrientos: Chilean Seismicity and the new National Seismological Centre
9:20 - 9:50 Kazushige Obara: Tectonic tremor and slow earthquakes
9:50 - 10:10 Francisco Ortega: GPS efforts in Chile
10:10 - 10:40 Masanao Shinohara: Ocean-bottom seismology
10:40 - 11:00 Eduardo Contreras-Reyes: Active and passive seismic investigations off Chile
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 11:45 Angelo Castruccio, Geological Volcanological studies
11:45 - 12:15 Yosuke Aoki: Volcanic monitoring and modeling by space geodesy
12:15 - 12:40 Daniel Díaz: Electromagnetic studies of Chilean volcanoes
12:40 - 13:00 Mauricio Fuentes: Theoretical Tsunami Models and Applications for Chile


SATAKE Kenji Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, UTokyo
OBARA Kazushige Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, UTokyo
SHINOHARA Masanao Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, UTokyo
NAKADA Setsuya Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, UTokyo
AOKI Yosuke Assistant Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, UTokyo
Marcelo Lagos Associate Professor, U.Católica
Rodrigo Cienfuegos Associate Professor, U.Católica
Marco Cisternas Professor, Catholic University of Valparaiso
Sergio Barrientos Director, UChile
Francisco Ortega Professor, UChile
Eduardo Contreras-Reyes Professor, UChile
Angelo Castruccio Professor, UChile
Daniel Díaz Professor, UChile
Mauricio Fuentes Assistant Researcher, UChile