The thematic points are the following:

  1. The situation of Stress regarding tectonic plates, the state of the art instruments and procedures used for forecasting seismic events.
  2. Risk prevention measures, such as architectural and urban regulations, and civil protection procedures, prior to and after the event.
  3. Amplification of the study, to include an analysis of gravitational and electromagnetic forces that impact the movement of the terrestrial nucleus, which is  fluid.
  4. Advanced mathematical models in relation to these telluric movements.
  5. Tsunamis of seismic origin or created by massive landslides.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yuichiro Tanioka

Dr. Yuichiro Tanioka will delliver an address titled "Recent large earthquakes and tsunamis along the Pacific coast of Central America and the tsunami early warning for those events"

Director of Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University Vice-President of Seismological Society in Japan.

Dr. Yuichiro Tanioka has a PhD in Geology from the University of Michigan. He was a Researcher of the Metereological Research Institute in the Japan Metereological Agency (JMA) from 1996 to 2003. From 2003 to 2009 he was an Associate Professor in the Institute of Seismology and Volcanology at Hokkaido University. In 2009 he became Professor of that same Institute and later Director from 2010 to 2013 and again from 2016 on. Since 2016 he has been Vice-President of the Seismological Society in Japan.


Dr. Naoshi Hirata

Dr. Naoshi Hirata will deliver an address titled "Japanese Earthquake Researches for Seismic and Tsunami Disaster Resilience"

Director of Earthquake Prediction Research Center at the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, Director-General of the Research Center for Enhancing Metropolitan Resilience at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience.

Dr. Hirata has received three degrees in Geophysics from the University of Tokyo: a Bachelor of Sciences, a Master of Sciences and a Doctorate. His main áreas of interest are the observational seismology, Crustal structure, Earthquake Forescast and Seismic harzard.

During the past decade, Dr Hirata has been involved in the development and application of seismological methods for earthquake prediction research problem. He is one of the leaders of the Japanese national earthquake prediction research program to promote both basic researches and real time monitoring of the crustal process.

Dr. Hirata has led developments of the Japanese university seismic network, which utilizes the communication satellite system. He has led the joint observations in Japanese Island to understand heterogeneity in the Earth’s crust. He is a leader of the Metropolitan Project: Regional Characterization of the Crust in Metropolitan areas for Prediction of Strong Ground Motion since 2002.

His most important publications are some of the following:

  • - Schorlemmer, D., N. Hirata, Y. Ishigaki, K. Doi, K. Z. Nanjo, H.Tsuruoka, T. Beutin, F. Euchner, Earthquake Detection Probabilities in Japan. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108 (2): 702-717, 2018, doi:
  • - Hirata, N., Has 20 Years of Japanese Earthquake Research Enhanced Seismic Disaster Resilience in Kumamoto? JDR, 12(6), 1098-1180, 2017. doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p1098
  • - Denolle, M. A., H. Miyake, S. Nakagawa, N. Hirata, and G. C. Beroza, Long-period seismic amplification in the Kanto Basin from the ambient seismic field, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2319–2325, doi:10.1002/2014GL059425, 2014.
  • - Panayotopouos, Y., N. Hirata, H. Sato, A. Kato, K. Imanishi, Y. Kuwahara, I. Chou, T. Takeda, and Y. Asano, Investigating the role of the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line towards the evolution of the Northern Fossa Magna rift basin, Tectonophysics, 615-616, 12-26, 2014.


cDr. Edisson Xavier Estrella Arcos

Doctoral Candidate in Engineering Sciences. Edisson Xavier Estrella Arcos
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Ground motions for FEMA P-695 evaluation in subduction zones.