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Project for Enhancement of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Technology in Peru Standing Up to Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Joining Hands with Peru across the Pacific

Principal Investigator (Affiliation)
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YAMAZAKI Fumio
(Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University)
Research Institutions in Japan Chiba University / Tohoku University / Toyohashi University of Technology / Tokyo Institute of Technology
Research Institutions in Peru Japan-Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation (CISMID) of National University of Engineering (UNI)
Adoption fiscal year FY 2009
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Republic of Peru
General Description of the Research Project

Support that only another earthquake-prone nation can provide
Like Japan, Peru is located in the circum-Pacific seismic zone and subject to frequent earthquakes and tsunamis. The 2007 earthquake and tsunami caused major damage. Efforts are underway to study and develop effective technologies for evaluating the risk of disasters caused by future earthquakes and tsunamis and mitigating the damage caused by these disasters. In this project, researchers will develop seismic source models based on past major earthquakes, conduct tsunami simulations, study building earthquake-resistance, develop retrofitting technologies and so on. An effort will also be made to promote comprehensive earthquake and tsunami damage prediction and disaster mitigation technologies that take into account regional attributes.

Determination of regional attributes and establishment of effective disaster mitigation plans for earthquakes in Peru
Model case studies of major earthquakes that have occurred in the past will be selected to predict earthquake motions resulting from plate boundary earthquakes off the coast of Peru and promote tsunami damage assessment. Study of the earthquake resistance of buildings including historical structures is progressing smoothly, and satellite images have been used to prepare land use maps. These results will be integrated to establish effective disaster mitigation plans that are appropriate for the region.

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Church in the center of Pisco City that collapsed in the 2007 earthquake

Church in the center of Pisco City that collapsed in the 2007 earthquake

Observations of microtremors in Lima, using equipment provided in this project. This makes it possible to assess ground shaking in the event of an earthquake.

Observations of microtremors in Lima, using equipment provided in this project. This makes it possible to assess ground shaking in the event of an earthquake.

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Research Project Web site http://ares.tu.chiba-u.jp/peru/E/index.html
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