ILP Task Group II-5 / Hokudan Town will present

Hokudan-2000 Symposium and School on Active Faulting

NEW PROGRAM as of December 28, 1999

Now available also:

Program for Oral Presentation in PDF
Alphabetical list (by authors: contents of abstract volume) in PDF
Alphabetical list (by authors: Paper-Number Finder) in HTML
Intoroduciton to the meeting in PDF
Organization of the meeting in PDF

/ Outline of the meeting in ENGLISH

UPDATED / Outline of the meeting in JAPANESE

Hokudan-town in Awaji Island is located right on the source fault of the 1995 Hyogo-ken- Nambu or Kobe earthquake. The fault, namely Nojima fault, ruptured for about10 km along the coastline through the town. In 1998 the town opend a fault museum. The museum itself is a huge greenhouse covering the surface rupture over 100 meters. Offset road, fense, and ground surface are well preserved. There is also a trench exposing the fault cutting through lower Quaternary sediments. The inauguration of the museum coincided with the opening of the world longest Akashi channel bridge which connect Awaji Island with mainland Japan in March 1998. Since then the museum has been one of the most popular sites for the tourists in Awaji.

The symposium will be held at the community center of the Hokudan town. The center has an auditorium for 500 participants as well as spacious lobby for poster sessions.

The Awaji Island is an hour by boat from Kansai International Airport.

The community center [HALL] is conveniently located by the Toshima harbor.

What's that?

That's it.

The famous house is now owned by the museum and will be a part of exhibition.

Okada-san devoted himself for the preservation and exhibition.


The auditorium can host 500 participants.

The stage for Tom and Koji.

Takashi is ready to inaugurate.

See you in Hokudan!
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