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geophysicist

Mitiyasu Ohnaka, Japanese geophysicist. Member American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of Japan (general secretary 1979-1980, 83-84, member council 1987-1989, 94-96), International Association Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (executive committee member 1991-1995).

Background

Ohnaka, Mitiyasu was born on September 11, 1940 in Yokohama, Japan. Son of Fukuichi and Toyo (Watanabe) Ohnaka.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, Japan, 1966. Master of Science, University Tokyo, Japan, 1968. Doctor of Science, University Tokyo, Japan, 1975.

Career

Research fellow University London, 1976-1977. Research associate University Tokyo, 1970—1980, associate professor, 1980-1990, professor, 1990-2001, professor emeritus, since 2001. Director Earthquake Prediction Research Center, 1997—2001.

Honorary professor University College University London, since 1998. Lecturer Yokohama National University, Japan, 1978-1992, Keio University, Japan, 1993-1998. Chair Sub-Commision on Modeling the Earthquake Source, IASPEI, 1991-2001.

Visiting scholar Kavli Institute Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, 2005. Invited speaker in field.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: The Role of Water in Earthquake Generation, 2003, The Physics of Earthquake Generation, 2002, Earthquake Prediction: The Scientific Challenge, 1996, Theory of Earthquake Premonitory and Fracture Processes, 1995. Editor, co-author: Earthquake Source Physics and Earthquake Precursors, 1992, Earthquake Source Processes, 1990.

Membership

Member American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of Japan (general secretary 1979-1980, 83-84, member council 1987-1989, 94-96), International Association Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (executive committee member 1991-1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, reading.

Connections

Married Yoshiko Hokari, December 3, 1968. Children: Yasuhiro, Rieko.

father:
Fukuichi Ohnaka

mother:
Toyo (Watanabe) Ohnaka

spouse:
Yoshiko Hokari

child:
Yasuhiro Ohnaka

child:
Rieko Ohnaka