Dr. Kimiyuki ASANO's Home Page

Assistant Professor,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto Univesity

Mt. McKinley
Mt. McKinley (2003/08/09)

Recent Studies

Source Characteristics of Shallow Intraslab Earthquakes

Please see the papers published in EPS (Asano et al., 2003) and Proceedings of 13WCEE (Asano et al., 2004).

Source Process and Strong Ground Motion of Large Earthquakes

1) The 2002 Denali, Alaska, Earthquake

2) The 2004 Chuetsu, Mid Niigata Prefecture, Earthquake

3) The 2005 West Off Fukuoka Prefecture Earthquake

4) The 2005 Off Miyagi Prefecture Earthquake

5) The 2007 Noto Hanto Earthquake

6) The 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake

7) The 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake

Those source models are available online here.

Improvement of Velocity Structure Model for Strong Motion Prediction

Publications

Papers (with refrees)

  1. Tanaka, M., K. Asano, T. Iwata, H. Kubo (2014), Source rupture process of the 2011 Fukushima-ken Hamadori earthquake: how did the two subparallel faults rupture?, Earth Planets Space, 66, 101, doi:10.1186/1880-5981-66-101. [Full text (Link)]
  2. Somei, K., K. Asano, T. Iwata, and K. Miyakoshi (2014), Source Scaling of Inland Crustal Earthquake Sequences in Japan Using S-Wave Coda Spectral Ratio Method, Pure Appl. Geophys., in press. [Full text (Link)]
  3. Kubo, H., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2013), Source-Rupture Process of the 2011 Ibaraki-oki, Japan, Earthquake (Mw 7.9) Estimated from the Joint Inversion of Strong-Motion and GPS Data: Relationship with Seamount and Philippine Sea Plate, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 3003-3007, doi:10.1002/grl.50558. [Full text (Link)]
  4. Matsumoto, T., Y. Hisada, M. Nagano, A. Nozu, K. Asano, K. Miyakoshi, and A. Tanabe (2013), Benchmark Tests for Strong Ground Motion Prediction Methods: Case for Theoretical Methods (Part3), AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, 19(41), 71-76 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)] (in Japanese with English abstract)
  5. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2012), Source model for strong ground motion generation in the frequency range 0.1-10 Hz during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Earth Planets Space, 64, 1111-1123. [Full text (Link)]
  6. Hisada, Y., M. Nagano, A. Nozu, K. Miyakoshi, T. Nakagawa, K. Asano, and T. Matsumoto (2012), Benchmark Tests for Strong Ground Motion Prediction Methods: Case for Theoretical Methods (Part2), AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, 18(38), 101-106 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  7. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2011), Source Rupture Process of the 2007 Noto Hanto, Japan, Earthquake Estimated by the Joint Inversion of Strong Motion and GPS Data, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 2467-2480. [Full text (Link)]
  8. Takiguchi, M., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2011), The Comparison of Source Models of Repeating Subduction-zone Earthquakes Estimated Using Broadband Strong Motion Records -1982 and 2008 Ibaraki-ken-oki M7 Earthquakes-, Zisin 2 (J. Seism. Soc. Jpn.), 63, 223-242 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  9. Iwata, T. and K. Asano (2011), Characterization of Heterogeneous Source Model of Intraslab Earthquakes toward Strong Ground Motion Prediction, Pure Appl. Geophys., 168, 117-124. [Full text (Link)]
  10. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2011), Characterization of Stress Drops on Asperities Estimated from Heterogeneous Kinematic Slip Model for Strong Motion Prediction for Inland Crustal Earthquakes in Japan, Pure Appl. Geophys., 168, 105-116. [Full text (Link)]
  11. Asano, K., T. Iwata, A. Iwaki, M. Kuriyama, and W. Suzuki (2009), Ground Motion Characteristics in Anamizu Town Obtained from Earthquake and Microtremor Observations, Zisin 2 (J. Seism. Soc. Jpn.), 62, 121-135 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  12. Kimura, M., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2009), Comarison of strong and weak ground motion characteristcs using vertical seismic array data - In the case of records during the 2007 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki earthquakes and earthquakes before and after it at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant site, Zisin 2 (J. Seism. Soc. Jpn.), 62, 61-65 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  13. Iwaki, A., T. Iwata, H. Sekiguchi, K. Asano, M. Yoshimi, and H. Suzuki (2009), Simulation of long-period ground motion in the Oita plain due to a hypothetical Nankai earthquake, Zisin 2 (J. Seism. Soc. Jpn.), 61, 161-173 (in Japanese with English abstract).
  14. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2009), Source Rupture Process of the 2004 Chuetsu, Mid-Niigata Prefecture, Japan, Earthquake Inferred from Waveform Inversion with Dense Strong-Motion Data, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 99, 123-140. [Full text (Link)]
  15. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2006), Source process and near-source ground motions of the 2005 West Off Fukuoka Prefecture earthquake, Earth Planets Space, 58, 93-98. [Full text (Link)]
  16. Iwata, T. and K. Asano (2005), Long-period ground motion during the 2004 earthquake sequence off the Kii peninsula and the Tokai district, Zisin 2 (J. Seism. Soc. Jpn.), 58, 273-279 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  17. Asano, K., T. Iwata, and K. Irikura (2005), Estimation of Source Rupture Process and Strong Ground Motion Simulation of the 2002 Denali, Alaska, Earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 95, 1701-1715. [Full text (Link)]
  18. Yamanaka, H., K. Motoki, S. Fukumoto, T. Takahashi, N. Yamada, and K. Asano (2005), Estimation of local site effects in Ojiya city using aftershock records of the 2004 Mid Niigata Prefecture earthquake and microtremors, Earth Planets Space, 57, 539-544. [Full text (Link)]
  19. Suzuki, W., T. Iwata, K. Asano, and N. Yamada (2005), Estimation of the source model for the foreshock of the 2004 Off the Kii Peninsula earthquake and strong ground motion simulation of the hypothetical Tonankai earthquake using the empirical Green's function method, Earth Planets Space, 57, 345-350. [Full text (Link)]
  20. Asano, K., T. Iwata, and K. Irikura (2004), Source Modeling and Strong Ground Motion Simulation of the off Miyagi Intraslab Earthquake of May 26, 2003, Zisin 2 (J. Seism. Soc. Jpn.), 57, 171-185 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  21. Asano, K., T. Iwata, and K. Irikura (2003), Source characteristics of shallow intraslab earthquakes derived from strong-motion simulations, Earth Planets Space, 55, e5-e8. [Full text (Link)]

Papers (others)

  1. Asano, K., T. Iwata, H. Sekiguchi, K. Miyakoshi, and T. Nishimura (2013). Performance Check of the Velocity Structure Models Using Microtremor H/V Spectral Ratios in the Osaka Sedimentary Basin, Ann. Disas. Prev. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ., 56B, 117-129 (in Japanese with English abstract).
  2. Yamashita, K., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2010), Crustal Velocity Structure in Western Japan Using Seismic Interferometry (1) -Estimation of Surface Wave Group Velocity-, Ann. Disas. Prev. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ., 53B, 175-180 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  3. Somei, K., K. Asano and T. Iwata (2010), Stress drops of events in the high strain rate zone estimated by spectral ratio method using coda waves, Chikyu Monthly, 32, 440-447 (in Japanese).
  4. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2010), Source modeling and strong motion simulation of the 2009 Suruga Bay earthquake (MJMA 6.5) using the empirical Green's function method, Geophys. Bull. Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo, Japan, 73, 137-147 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  5. Iwata, T. and K. Asano (2010), Characterized Source Model of Intraslab Earthquakes for Strong Ground Motion Prediction, Geophys. Bull. Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo, Japan, 73, 129-135 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  6. Iwata, T., K. Asano, M. Kuriyama, and A. Iwaki (2008), Source Rupture Process and Strong Motion Generation dueing the 2007 Noto-Hanto Earthquake, Annuals of Disas. Prev. Res. Inst., Kyoto Univ., 51, 121-127 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  7. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2007), Source rupture process and near-source strong ground motion of the 2005 west off Fukuoka prefecture earthquake, Chikyu Monthly, 29, 106-110 (in Japanese).
  8. Yamanaka, H., K. Motoki, K. Seo, S. Fukumoto, T. Takahashi, N. Yamada, K. Asano. and T. Iwata (2006), Observation of aftershocks and microtremors in damage areas of the 2004 Mid Niigata prefecture earthquake, Chikyu Monthly, special issue, 53, 172-177 (in Japanese).

Proceedings

  1. Asano, K., T. Iwata, and H. Sekiguchi (2012), Application of Seismic Interferometry in the Osaka Basin for Validating the Three-dimensional Basin Velocity Structure Model, Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 0666.
  2. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2012), Broadband Strong Ground Motion Simulation of the 2011 Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake, Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 0934.
  3. Iwata, T., K. Asano and H. Sekiguchi (2012), A Prototype of Strong Ground Motion Prediction Procedure for Intraslab Earthquake based on the Characterized Source Model, Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 4492.
  4. Hisada, Y., M. Nagano, A. Nozu, K. Miyakoshi, T. Nakagawa, K. Asano, and T. Matsumoto (2012), Benchmark Tests for Strong Ground Motion Prediction Methods Using Theoretical Methods, Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 0487.
  5. Sato, K., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2012), Long-period Ground Motion Characteristics of the Osaka Sedimentary Basin during the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake, Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 4494.
  6. Asano, K., A. Iwaki, and T. Iwata (2011), Estimation of Interstation Green's Functions in the Long-Period Range (2-10s) from Continuous Records of F-net Broadband Seismograph Network in Southwestern Japan, Proc. 4th IASPEI/IAEE Int. Symp. on the Effect of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Santa Barbara, paper no. 2.21. [Full text (Link)]
  7. Iwata, T., K. Asano, and H. Sekiguchi (2011), Construction of Procedure of Strong Ground Motion Prediction for Intraslab Earthquakes Based on Characterized Source Model, Proc. 4th IASPEI/IAEE Int. Symp. on the Effect of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Santa Barbara, paper no. 3.6. [Full text (Link)]
  8. Iwata, T. and K. Asano (2010), Validation of Characterized Source Model for Intraslab Earthquakes for Strong Motion Prediction, Proc. 13th Japan Earthq. Eng. Symp., Tsukuba, 1893-1898 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  9. Kimura, M., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2010), Ground Motion Characteristics of Horizontal and Vertical Motions at the KiK-net IWTH25 Station, Proc. 13th Japan Earthq. Eng. Symp., Tsukuba, 3137-3144 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  10. Somei, K., K. Asano, and T. Iwata (2010), Comparisons of Source Characteristics of Events in the High Strain Rate Zone and Others, Proc. 13th Japan Earthq. Eng. Symp., Tsukuba, 305-312 (in Japanese with English abstract). [Full text (Link)]
  11. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2009), A Kinematic Inversion of Slip and Peak Slip-Velocity using Broadband Strong Motion Data, Proc. French-Japanese Workshop on Earthquake Source, Paris-Orleans, France, 38-39.
  12. Asano, K. and T. Iwata (2008), Source modeling of recent large inland crustal earthquakes in Japan and source characterization for strong motion prediction, Proc. 14th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Beijing, China, Paper no. 03-01-0025 (DVD-ROM). [Full text (PDF, 1959KB)]
  13. Iwata, T., K. Asano, M. Kuriyama, and A. Iwaki (2008), Non-linear site response characteristics of K-NET ISK005 station and relation to the earthquake disaster during the 2007 Noto-Hanto earthquake, central Japan , Proc. 14th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Beijing, China, Paper no. 01-1026 (DVD-ROM).
  14. Iwata, T. and K. Asano (2007), Source Process Characteristics of the 2007 Noto-Hanto Earthquake, Proc. 35th Symp. Earthq. Ground Motion, AIJ, 7-12 (in Japanese).
  15. Iwata, T., K. Asano, and W. Suzuki (2006), Source model of the 2005 West off Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, earthquake and its ground motion characteristics in Fukuoka city, Proc. Third International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Grenoble, France, 599-606.
  16. Asano, K., T. Iwata, and K. Irikura (2004), Characterization of Source Models of Shallow Intraslab Earthquakes using Strong Motion Data, Proc. 13th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Vancouver, Canada, Paper No. 835. [PDF (1364KB)]

Book Chapters

  1. Asano, K., H. Sekiguchi, T. Iwata, W. Suzuki, S. Aoi, and T. Kunugi (2014), Source Process of the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, H. Kawase (ed.), in Studies on the 2011 Off the Pacifi c Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Natural Disaster Science and Mitigation Engineering: DPRI reports, H. Kawase (Editor), Springer, Japan, 17-36. [Link]
  2. Nishigami, K., H. Katao, T. Iwata, K. Asano, T. Shibutani, and M. Hashimoto (2011), Monitoring of Seismic Activity, Encyclopedia of Natural Disasters and Disaster Prevention, edited by K. Takara, K. Toda, and M. Hashimoto, Maruzen Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, pp.53-57 (in Japanese).

Presentations at International Conferences (as the presenting author)

Presentations at Domestic Meetings (as the presenting author)

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Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Section of Strong Motion Seismology, Division of Earthquake Disaster Prevention,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
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