Shunji Murai Annual Lecture: Recent Advances in Earthquake Predictions – A Reality Now

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Shunji Murai Annual Lecture: Recent Advances in Earthquake Predictions – A Reality Now

October 12, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Shunji Murai Annual Lecture: Recent Advances in Earthquake Predictions – A Reality Now

Prof Shunji Murai

An annual Shunji Murai Annual Lecture Series is being initiated from 2018. The first lecture will be held on 12 October 2018.

Felicitation of Prof. Shunji Murai by Dr. Eden Y. Woon, President of AIT
Inaugural lecture by Prof. Murai on "Recent Advances in Earthquake Predictions - A Reality Now".
Earthquake Risk Assessment and its Reduction in Asian Region by Prof. Pennung Warnitchai, AIT.
Geo-Smart City by Dr. Sukit Viseshsin, ESRI, Thailand.
Recent Research and Development Activities and Solution Services in RESTEC by Dr. Aya Yamamoto, RESTEC, Japan.
Poster session and tea break.


Advances in GNSS (including the GPS) technology as well as the rapid growth of GNSS data receiving stations around the world have made it possible to detect pre-signals of large earthquakes, which is an exciting development. Macroscopic Phenomena before an earthquake such as crustal change, infrasound anomaly, ELF emission anomaly, temperature anomaly and ionospheric anomaly can be observed, but none of these have been successfully used in predicting earthquakes. Prof. Murai has investigated all these anomalies and he found that ionospheric anomaly causes some delays in arrival of the GNSS signals. He applied an artificial intelligence technique to detect such delays caused by the ionospheric anomaly a few hours before an earthquake to successfully predict it.
Prof. Murai established an entity called Japan Earthquake Science Exploration Agency (JESEA:http://www.jesea. after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku area in Japan in 2011 for analyzing the pre-signals for predicting earthquakes, and publishing them in form of a weekly bulletin. The bulletin is distributed among the registered individuals and organizations in Japan. On 5th September 2018, a pre-signal for an impending earthquake was picked-up in the Hokkaido region of Japan and a prediction was made. Subsequently, an earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck the southern Hokkaido on 6th September 2018.


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October 12, 2018
1:15 pm - 4:30 pm


Asian Institute of Technology


Robert B Banks Auditorium

Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Klong Luang,

Pathum Thani



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