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(1936-10-17) October 17, 1936 (age 82)
M. S. (Geophysics), Tokyo University, 1961 Ph.D. (Geophysics), Tokyo University, 1964
Research Associate, Geophysics Institute, Tokyo University, 1962-65 Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1965-66 Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University, 1966-72 Professor, California Institute of Technology, 1972-05
Hiroo Kanamori (,Kanamori Hiroo, born October 17, 1936) is a Japaneseseismologist who has made fundamental contributions to understanding the physics of earthquakes and the tectonic processes that cause them.
Kanamori developed a new method of earthquake early warning detection by rapid analysis of the P-wave by a robust network. The algorithm is currently being tested with the Southern California Seismic Network "ShakeAlert" Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system, and is one of three algorithms that is used by the system.
^Allen, Richard (2004). "Rapid magnitude determination for earthquake early warning". In G. Manfredi; M.R. Pecce; A. Zollo (eds.). The Many Facets of Seismic Risk(PDF). Proceedings of the "Workshop on Multidisciplinary Approach to Seismic Risk Problems", hold in Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, September 22, 2003. pp. 15-24.