KANO, Yasuyuki

Associate Professor
Earthquake Research Institute

Office: ERI1-607
TEL: +81-3-5841-5696
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Research Field

Seismology, Historical disaster science

Current Research

I am interested in earthquakes and natural disasters occurred in the past. My current research projects are: (1) to acquire information on earthquake in the past based on descriptions written in historical materials.(2) to examine groundwater anomalies appeared before, during, and after earthquakes.(3) to promote “citizen science” approach such as “Minna de Honkoku” ( to proceed the collaboration with historians in Collaborative Research Organization for Historical Materials on Earthquakes and Volcanoes, The University of Tokyo ( to extend interdisciplinary science by constructing a framework “History X Earth and Planetary Science.”

Representative Publications

1. 4. Shallow Crustal Permeability Enhancement in Central Japan due to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, C. Kinoshita, Y. Kano and H. Ito, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 773-780, 2015.
2. 5. Heat signature on the Chelungpu fault associated with the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake, Y. Kano, J. Mori, R. Fujio, H. Ito, T. Yanagidani, S. Nakao, K.-F. Ma, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33(14), 2006.
3. 6. Broadband hydroseismograms observed by closed borehole wells in the Kamioka mine, central Japan: Response of pore pressure to seismis waves from 0.05 to 2 Hz, Y. Kano, T. Yanagidani, J. Geophys. Res., 111(B3), 2006.