JDR Vol.12 No.4 pp. 775-781
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p0775


Earthquake and Tsunami Scenarios as Basic Information to Prepare Next Nankai Megathrust Earthquakes

Takane Hori

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
3173-25, Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0001, Japan

Corresponding author

March 28, 2017
April 7, 2017
Online released:
July 28, 2017
August 1, 2017
earthquake scenario, megathrust earthquake, numerical simulation

This paper describes earthquake and tsunami scenarios as basic information for preparing for the next Nankai megathrust earthquakes. Models to clarify the size of the Nankai megathrust earthquake and changes in occurrence intervals, simulations using such models, and simulations of crustal deformations and tsunamis based on the simulations were employed. This paper re-examines past earthquakes and tsunamis, the possibility of slightly larger earthquakes and tsunamis, their sizes, the necessity of countermeasures against subsidence caused by earthquakes in the Inland Sea, the possibility of the Nankai earthquake occurrence before the Tokai (Tonankai) earthquake, and the possibility of the triggering of the Nankai earthquake by the Hyuga-nada earthquake.

Cite this article as:
T. Hori, “Earthquake and Tsunami Scenarios as Basic Information to Prepare Next Nankai Megathrust Earthquakes,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.12 No.4, pp. 775-781, 2017.
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