Paleo-tsunami and earthquake records of ruptures along the Nankai Trough, offshore South-Central Japan

BELSPO BRAIN-be project

Total budget: €1,009,336

Duration: 2013-2018

Point of contact: Vanessa Heyvaert


The QuakeRecNankai project aimed to reconstruct past earthquakes along the Nankai subduction zone. The project combined fieldwork in coastal plain areas and lakes, advanced sedimentological and geochemical analyses, innovative dating techniques, tsunami inundation modelling and risk and hazard assessment, with government policy support and public outreach.