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January 12th through 17th, 2015
in Awaji City, Awaji Island, Japan
Invitation to Hokudan 2015 International Symposium on Active Faulting
Awaji City and Awaji City Board of Education
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Japanese Society for Active Fault Studies
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Hyogo Prefecture and Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education
Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Seismological Society of Japan
The Association of Japanese Geographers
Geological Society of Japan
Japan Society of Engineering Geology
Tokyo Geographical Society
International Research Institute for Disaster Science
Desaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Hyogo Museum of Natural History
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nambu (Kobe) Earthquake, 4th International Symposium on Active Faulting will be held in Awaji City from January 12 through January 17, 2015. Please join the symposium and present your works.
Twenty years after 1995 Kobe earthquake:
The keys to mitigate risks from extreme earthquake hazards: Remember Kobe!
January 12 -- 17, 2015
Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center
and Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park
in Awaji City, Awaji Island, Japan
January 12: Arrival, registration, and welcome party at Westin Awaji Resort
January 13: Opening ceremony, plenary Lectures, and oral and poster sessions
January 14: Oral and poster sessions
January 15: Oral and poster sessions
Topics of oral sessions:
Plate boundary fault and earthquake cycle
Earthquake geology for hazard assessment
Forecasting big ones and risk assessment
Recent technical development
January 16: Field trip to Nojima Fault, Rokko Fault, and Kobe Disaster
Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
January 17: 20th anniversary ceremony at Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park (optional)
Provisional speakers from abroad
Yeats, R.S., Jordan, T.R., Wodruff, J., Weldon, R.J., Scharer, K.M., Akçiz, S.O., Rockwell, T.K., Field, E.H., Petersen, M., Dawson, T.E., Beroza, G.C., Denolle, M., Arrowsmith, R.J. (United States), Walters, R. (United Kingdom), Malik, J.N.(India), James, Berryman, K.R., Stirling, M. (New Zealand), Daag, A.S. (Philippine), and Klinger, Y. (France)
Provisional speakers from Japan
Hashimoto, M., Hirahara, K., Ikeda, Y., Irikura, K., Iwata, T., Kondo, H., Lin, A., Mori, J., Morikawa, N., Mukoyama, S., Nomura, S., Sagiya, T., Toda, S., Tsutsumi, H., Une, H., Yarai, H., Yoshioka, T.
All detailed information is available now at
Call for Papers / Abstract Submission
Present your works related to active faulting in Hokudan 2015!!
Volunteered papers will be presented in posters.
You may present multiple posters.
Abstract submission deadline is December 28, 2014,
Abstract submission procedures at
Registration and housing
Most participants stay together at Westin Awaji Resort
next to conference venue.
Book and register before December 28 at:
Local citizens without science or engineering expertise are free.
Researchers with tenured position: JPYen10,000
Students and early career researcher without tenured position: JPYen5,000
Housing rate at Westin Awaji Resort
2 persons sharing a 2 bed room with breakfast and dinner: JPYen14,000 per person-night
2 persons sharing a 2 bed room with breakfast (no dinner): JPYen11,000 per person-night
1 person in a 2 bed room with breakfast and dinner: JPYen18,500 per person-night
1 person in a 2 bed room with breakfast (no dinner): JPYen15,500 per person-night
January 14, 18:00--20:00 at Westin Awaji Resort
Researchers with tenured position: JPYen7,000
Students and early career researcher without tenured position: JPYen3,500
Tomoo Echigo (Geo-Research Institute)
Koji Okumura (Hiroshima University)