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Seismic Hazard Maps for Japan

  • Hiroyuki Fujiwara
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27737-5_617-1

Definition of the Subject

We have been conducting seismic hazard assessment for Japan under the guidance of the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion of Japan since the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake and have made National Seismic Hazard Maps for Japan. The National Seismic Hazard Maps for Japan are prepared to estimate strong motions caused by earthquakes that could occur in Japan in the future and show the estimated results on the maps. The hazard maps consist of two kinds of maps: One is a probabilistic seismic hazard map that shows the relation between seismic intensity value and its probability of exceedance within a certain time period. The other one is a scenario earthquake shaking map. In order to promote the use of the National Seismic Hazard Maps, we have developed an open Web system to provide information interactively and have named this system the Japan Seismic Hazard Information Station (J-SHIS). The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake (Mw 9.0) was the largest event in the...

Keywords

Seismic hazard assessment Strong ground motion Seismic hazard map J-SHIS 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This study was performed under the direction of the Earthquake Research Committee, the subcommittee for long-term evaluations, and the subcommittee for evaluations of strong ground motion. This study was conducted as a part of the Research Project on the Disaster Risk Information Platform by NIED.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster PreventionTsukuba, IbarakiJapan