Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo(ERI; 東京大学地震研究所 Tokyo Daigaku Jishin Kenkyu-jo) is the institute in affiliation with University of Tokyo
University of Tokyo
, abbreviated as , is a major research university located in Tokyo, Japan. The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is considered to be the most prestigious university...

. It was founded in 1925. Many fellows research on various topics about Seismology
Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field also includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis as well as diverse seismic sources such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic,...

 and volcanology
Volcanology is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena. The term volcanology is derived from the Latin word vulcan. Vulcan was the ancient Roman god of fire....

. The Institute is represented on the national Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction
Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction
The Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction in Japan was founded in April 1969, as part of the Geodesy Council's Second Earthquake Prediction Plan, in order to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of earthquake data in Japan. The committee consists of 30 members and meets four times each...


Organizational structure

  • Research Division
    • Division of Earth Mechanics
    • Division of Geodyanamics
    • Division of Monitoring and Computational Geoscience
    • Division of Disaster Mitigation Science
  • Aggiliated Center
    • Earthquake Prediction Research Center
    • Earthquake Observation Center
    • Earthquake Information Center
    • Volcano Research Center
    • Ocean Hemisphere Research Center
  • Others
    • Outreach Program
    • Office of International Earthquake and Volcano Rsearch Promotion
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