Earthquake Research Institute

Office: ERI-1-503
TEL: +81-3-5841-5777
FAX: +81-3-5689-7265

Research Field

Analysis of seismic wave, numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation, strong ground motion

Current Research

In order to understand such characteristics in the seismic wavefield I have been conducting comprehensive study covering 1) seismic observations, 2) analysis of waveform data, and 3) numerical simulations. The current topics of our laboratory are numerical simulation and data analysis of the Niigata-ken Chuetsu earthquake, W off Fukuoka earthquakes, Tokachi earthquakes. The Earth Simulator supercomputer is also used for reproducing strong ground motions during historical earthquakes such as the Meiji Tokyo earthquake in 1894 and the Ansei Edo earthquake in 1855.

Representative Publications

1. Furumura, T., K. Imai, and T. Maeda, A revised tsunami source model for the 1707 Hoei earthquake and simulation of tsunami inundation of Ryujin Lake, Kyushu, Japan. , J. Geophys. Res., v116, B02308, doi:10.1029/2010JB007918, 2011.
2. Furumura, T. Hayakawa, M. Nakamura, K. Koketsu, and T. Baba, Development of long-period ground motions from the Nankai Trough, Japan, earthquakes: Observations and computer simulation of the 1944 Tonankai (Mw8.1) and the 2004 SE Off-Kii Peninsula (Mw7) Earthquakes, Pure Appl. Geophys., 165, 585-607, 2008.
3. Furumura, T. and BLN. Kennett, Subduction zone guided waves and the heterogeneity structure of the subducted plate: Intensity anomalies in northern Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 110, 10,doi:10.1029/2004JB003486, 2005.