Use of Strong Motion Data

Strong motion data and related research results are introduced through the website, reports and papers. Researchers and engineers can use strong motion data as follows.

1. Digital Strong Motion Data Downloadable from Website

Digital strong motion data recorded on the ground (or closest place to the ground level) at each station can be searched and downloaded from the following website.

The digital data are provided under the following conditions.

  1. Please do not distribute the strong motion data to the third party.
  2. Please indicate the source of the strong motion data in your publication.
  3. Please send a copy of your publication using the strong motion data to BRI. The copy can be an electric file.

2. Digital Strong Motion Data Available by Application

Waveforms and spectra of strong motion data recorded at upper floors in buildings can be viewed on the website, but those digital data cannot be downloaded. The digital strong motion data at upper floors of the following buildings can be obtained by making an application to BRI.

  • Office buildings of national government (Table 1)
  • Office buildings of local government (Table 2)
  • Office buildings of independent administrative agency (Table 3)
  • School buildings of national university (Table 4)

In this case, the following condition is added to the conditions above.

  1. Please do not describe information that can identify the individual building if it is not necessary in your publication.

For some buildings, it is required to make a prior consultation with building administrators in order to offer data. So your application may be declined after the consultation.

To apply for use of digital data, please fill the application form and send it to smo@kenken.go.jp.

3. Other Digital Data

For digital strong motion data that do not correspond to the above classifications (chapters 1 and 2), those may be used under the cooperative research with BRI.

4. Way of Citation

Concerning the Strong Motion Data in general, please indicate that "the strong motion data were obtained in the BRI strong motion network." Either of followings is recommended as a reference.

  • BRI Strong Motion Observation (English): http://smo.kenken.go.jp/
  • BRI Strong Motion Observation (Japanese): http://smo.kenken.go.jp/ja

When you use the strong motion data of the 2011 East Japan (Tohoku) Earthquake, refer to the following publication.

  • Toshihide Kashima, Shin Koyama and Izuru Okawa: Strong Motion Records in Buildings from the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Building Research Data No.135, Building Research Institute, March 2012 (in Japanese, http://www.kenken.go.jp/japanese/contents/publications/data/135/index.html)

For some buildings, the strong motion data and the analytical results have already been published. Please contact us if you need further information on these publications.

5. Contact Details

BRI unitarily deals with inquiries regarding the strong motion data. Please refrain from the direct inquiry to the administrator of each building.

Inquiries Regarding Strong Motion Data

Toshihide Kashima
International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE),
Building Research Institute
Tel: (+81)-29-864-6762, Fax: (+81)-29-864-6777,
mailto:kashima@kenken.go.jp

Inquiries Regarding Cooperative Research

Planning and Management Division, Department of Research Planning and Management,
Building Research Institute
Tel: (+81)-29-879-0640, Fax: (+81)-29-864-2989
Table 1 Office Buildings of National Government
No. Code Station Observation Period
1 ADC Adachi Government Office Bldg.

1996-03 ~

2 CG2 Central Government Office Bldg. #2

2003-05 ~

3 CG3 Central Government Office Bldg. #3

2003-05 ~

4 CG7 Central Government Office Bldg. #7

2013-04 ~

5 CGC Central Government Office Bldg. #6

1994-07 ~

6 CHB Chiba Government Office Bldg. #2

1996-03 ~

7 FKO Fukuoka Government Office Bldg. #2

1998-03 ~

8 HRS Hiroshima Government Office Bldg. #2

1990-03 ~

9 KCK Kochi Work Office, Shikoku Regional Development Bureau

1996-03 ~

10 KDI College of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

1996-03 ~

11 KGC Kushiro Government Office Bldg.

1998-12 ~

12 KWS Kawasaki-minami Office, Labour Standards Bureau

1996-03 ~

13 NDLA Annex, National Diet Library

2009-09 ~

14 NDLM Ground, National Diet Library

2009-09 ~

15 NGY Nagoya Government Office Bldg. #1

1998-03 ~

16 NKN Nakano Branch, Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau

1996-03 ~

17 OS1 Osaka Government Office Bldg. #1

2013-04 ~

18 OSK Osaka Government Office Bldg. #3

1993-012 ~

19 OTM Otemachi Government Office Bldg. #3

1993-05 ~ 2003-04

20 SIT2 Saitama Shintoshin Government Office Building #2

2010-04 ~

21 SMZ Shimizu Government Office Bldg.

1998-03 ~

22 SND Sendai Government Office Bldg. #2

1989-04 ~

23 TKM Takamatsu Regional Taxation Bureau

1998-03 ~

24 TRO Tsuruoka Government Office Bldg.

1998-03 ~

25 YKH, YKH2 Yokohama Government Office Bldg. #2

1995-02 ~

Table 2 Office Buildings of Local Government
No. Code Station Observation Period
26 AGO Ageo City Hall

1996-03 ~

27 AKB Akabane Hall, Kita Ward

1996-03 ~

28 AKT Akita Prefectural Office

1991-03 ~

29 CHPM Main Building, Chiba Pref.

2014-03 ~

30 EDG Edogawa Ward Office

1996-03 ~

31 FNB Educational Center, Funabashi City

1996-03 ~

32 HCN Hachinohe City Hall

1993-12 ~

33 HCN2 Annex, Hachinohe City Hall

1999-03 ~

34 ICK Gyotoku Library, Ichikawa City

1996-03 ~

35 ISK Hirosaka Office #1, Ishikawa Prefecture

1993-12 ~ 2012-01

36 IWK Iwaki City Hall

1993-09 ~

37 KSO Kiso Office, Nagano Prefecture

1996-03 ~

38 MIZ Maizuru City Hall

1996-03 ~

39 MST Misato City Hall

1996-03 ~

40 MTS Matsusaka Office, Mie Prefecture

1995-04 ~

41 MYJ Miyakonojo Office, Miyazaki Prefecture

2002-02 ~

42 MYK Miyako City Hall

2002-03 ~

43 MYZ Miyazaki Prefectural Office

1993-08 ~

44 NBO Nobeoka Office, Miyazaki Prefecture

2002-02 ~

45 NGN Nagano Prefectural Office

1996-03 ~ 2011-06

46 NIG Niigata City Hall

1992-02 ~

47 OIT Oita City Hall

1993-08 ~

48 SKS Sakishima Office, Osaka Prefecture

2011-03 ~

49 SMD Sumida Ward Office

1996-03 ~

50 SNG Shingu City Hall

2006-04 ~

51 TDS Toda City Hall

1996-03 ~

52 TKC Tsukuba City Hall

2010-07 ~

53 YCY Yachiyo City Hall

1996-03 ~

54 YMN Yamanashi Prefectural Office

2003-05 ~

Table 3 Office Buildings of Independent Administrative Agency
No. Code Station Observation Period
55 ANX, ANX2 Annex and Main Bldg., Building Research Institute

1998-03 ~

56 NMW Main Building, National Museum of Western Art

1999-04 ~

57 YYG Building C, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center

1996-03 ~

Table 4 School Buildings of National University
No. Code Station Observation Period
58 THU Tohoku University

1993-12 ~ 2012-01

59 TUF Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

1996-03 ~

60 UTK University of Tokyo

1996-03 ~