California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

People

Hiroo Kanamori

Hiroo Kanamori

Emeritus Professor

John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics
Physics of Earthquakes
Ph.D., 1964, University of Tokyo, Japan

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 263
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6914
Fax: (626) 564-0715
Email: hiroo@gps.caltech.edu
Website: http://www.gps.caltech.edu/content/hiroo-kanamori

Research

Physics of earthquakes; interaction of atmosphere and lithosphere; real-time application of seismology to hazard mitigation; long-term crustal processes associated with earthquakes.

Past

Director, Seismological Laboratory, 1990 - 1998