1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
[HDS11-01] Integrated research on great earthquakes and disaster mitigation in Nepal Himalaya
Based on these backgrounds, the overall goal of the project is set to mitigate future earthquake disasters in Nepal. The project consists of research activities on seismic potential evaluation, ground motion prediction, seismic hazard assessment, earthquake observation system, and education and policies (Figure). 1. We evaluate the seismic potential of the Central Seismic Gap in the Main Himalayan Thrust and construct the source model of a future great earthquake. 2. We model the velocity structure in the Kathmandu Valley and perform scenario ground motion predictions using the constructed source and velocity structure models. 3. We assess the seismic hazards in the Kathmandu Valley due to the future great earthquake. 4. We enhance the seismic observation network and earthquake data processing system. 5. We educate graduate students and experts in seismology and earthquake engineering, and recommend policies for earthquake disaster mitigation.