GADRI Workshop on Bridging Strong-motion and Earthquake Damage

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GADRI (Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes)

–Earthquake and Volcanic Disaster Group —

Workshop on Bridging Strong-motion and Earthquake Damage

Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University

Uji Campus, S Building – Room S-519D

25 February 2016


The Earthquake and Volcano Hazards group workshop was held Feb. 25 from 11:00 to 18:30 at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. There were 31 participants from Italy, Taiwan, US and Japan.


There were talks and discussions on a range of topics including, simulations of strong ground motions, damage and casualty reports from recent earthquakes in Nepal and Taiwan, GEM building taxonomy, GEM Earthquake Consequences database and possible development of a new GADRI multi-hazard database.


Participants discussed possible future activities for the group.


  1. The group supports the database efforts, such as the GEM Earthquake Consequences database. It was suggested that GADRI could provide applications to facilitate use of the database.


  1. The group supports development of a GADRI multi-hazard database. There are currently several useful databases for earthquake studies, however a comprehensive database is needed that consistently cover many natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and storms. Improvements can be made to current earthquake databases by including information on lifelines.


  1. GADRI should help coordinate field investigations of important seismic and volcanic events. As a organization of research institutes, GADRI could provide advanced planning and facilitate international efforts. The field investigations should provide consistent report, such as using the GEM building taxonomy.


  1. GADRI can provide a platform for research institutes to voice opinions on important disaster-related policies and activities.




Prof. Jim Mori explaining the workshop objective.


Prof. Charles Scawthorn delivering his lecture on GADRI and Earthquake Consequence Data Collection


Dr. Lap-Loi Chung delivering his lecture on 6 February 2016 Earthquake in Southern Taiwan


Dr. Catalina Yepes Estrada deliver her lecture on GEM Building Taxonomy