Earthquake Research Institute

Office: ERI bldg 1-604
TEL: +81-3-5841-0219
FAX: +81-3-3814-5507

Research Field

Seismology (great earthquakes and tsunamis)

Current Research

I study giant earthquakes and tsunamis, that are rare but cause devastating effects once occur, by various methods such as analysis of instrumental records (seismographs or sea level measurements), historical documents or paleoseismological methods such as tsunami deposits, coastal geomorphology or coral microatolls. Based on the global and long-term records, I target to forecast occurrence of future earthquakes, tsunami and their hazards.

Representative Publications

1. Satake, K., Geological and historical evidence of irregular recurrent earthquakes in Japan, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 373, 2015, 2014375, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0375.
2. Satake, K. and B. F. Atwater, Long-term perspectives on giant earthquakes and tsunamis at subduction zones, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet Sci., 35, 349-274. 2007.
3. Satake, K., Y. Fujii, T. Harada, and Y. Namegaya, Time and space distribution of coseismic slip of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake as inferred from tsunami waveform data, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 103, 1473-1492, doi: 10.1785/0120120122, 2013.