Summary report of the SATREPS project on earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation technology in Peru

Fumio Yamazaki, Carlos Zavala, Shoichi Nakai, Shunichi Koshimura, Taiki Saito, Saburoh Midorikawa, Zenon Aguilar, Miguel Estrada, Alberto Bisbal

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Abstract

One of the SATREPS projects on earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation technology in Peru has been promoted since March 2010 for a five-year period. The project focuses on five research fields, i.e., seismic motion and geotechnical, tsunamis, buildings, damage assessment, and disaster mitigation planning. Collaborative research has been carried out through joint experiments, observations, field surveys, computer simulations, seminars and workshops. With the Lima metropolitan area and the city of Tacna set as case study sites, two mega-thrust earthquakes have been simulated and their effects and countermeasures investigated. The simulation results have been validated by observation data and have been implemented in government policy. Young Peruvian engineers and scientists have also received training and education. This paper summarizes the progress and outcomes of the SATREPS project for earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation in Peru.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-924
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Disaster mitigation
  • Earthquake
  • International cooperation
  • Peru
  • SATREPS
  • Tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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