Department of Seismology and Tsunami Research
The Department of Seismology and Tsunami Research has four research laboratories. Focus is placed on the mechanisms behind earthquake generation, prediction of disastrous interplate earthquakes, rapid estimation for source images of megathrust earthquakes, the improvement of Earthquake Early Warnings, and development of advanced tsunami forecasting methods. The findings made to date have contributed greatly to JMA's monitoring and early warnings of earthquakes and tsunamis.
Research on Monitoring and Forecasting of Earthquakes and Tsunamis &
Research on rapid estimation of earthquakes and slow slip events along the Nankai Trough