Biographical Sketch for:

Kazuo Oike


1940, in Tokyo, Japan; Male.


  • B.Sc. in Geophysics, Kyoto University (1963 ).
  • D.Sc. in Geophysics, Kyoto University (1972 ).


  • Research Associate, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (1963-1973 ).
  • Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (1973-1988 ).
  • Professor of Seismology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University (1988-2003 ).
  • Dean, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University (1997-1999 ).
  • Director,Former Research Center for Sports Science(2001-2003 ).
  • Vice President, Kyoto University (2001-2003 ).
  • President, Kyoto University(2003- )


  1. Founded the observation network of microearthquakes in the Inner Zone of southwestern Japan to study the stress field.
  2. The study of deep earthquakes including multiple shocks.
  3. The study of triggering phenomena of shallow earthquakes, precursory phenomena and short-term prediction of earthquakes.
  4. The study of stress field in East and in Southeast Asia including the seismicly active period in the southwestern Japan from historical data of earthquakes.


Oike, K.,(1970). The deep earthquake of June 22, 1966 in Banda Sea: A multiple shock,Bull.Disaster Prevention Res.Inst.,Kyoto Univ.,19,55-65.
Oike,K.,(1971). Distribution of earthquake generating stresses obtained by smoothing the first motion patterns,Jour.Phys.Earth,19,181-198.
Oike,K.,(1977). Seismic activities and crustal movements at the Yamasaki fault and surrounding regions in Southwest Japan,Jour.Phys.Earth,25,S31-S41.
Oike,K.,(1978). Precursory phenomena and prediction of recent large earthquakes in China,Chinese Geophys.,1,179-199.
Oike,K. and Y.Ishikawa,(1983). Induced earthquakes associated with large reservoirs in China,Chinese Geophys.,2,383-403.
Ogawa, T., K.Oike and T.Miura,(1985). Electromagnetic radiations from rocks,Jour.Geophys.Res.,90,6245-6249.
Oike,K. and T.Ogawa,(1985). Electromagnetic radiations from shallow earthquakes observed in the LF range, Jour.Geomag.Geoelectr.,38,1031-1040.
Ghose, R., and K.Oike,(1986). Tectonic implications of some reservoir-induced earthquakes in the aseismic region of western Thailand,Jour.Phys.Earth,35,327-345.
Oike,K., and K.Huzita,(1988). Relation between characteristics of seismic activity and neotectonics in Honshu, Japan,Tectonophysics,148,115-130.
Zhao,Z., K.Oike, K.Matsumura and Y.Ishikawa,(1990). Stress field in the continental part of China derived from temporal variations of seismic activity, Tectonophysics,178,357-372.
Oike, K.,(1992). International cooperation in natural disaster science - the Role of Japan -, Technology and Development, 5,5-16.
Yamada,T., and K. Oike,(1996). Electromagnetic radiation phenomena before and after the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake,Jour.Phys.Earth,44,405-412.
Hori,T., and K. Oike,(1996). A statistical model of temporal variation of seismicity in the Inner Zone of Southwest Japan related to the great interplate earthquakes along the Nankai Trough, Jour.Phys.Earth,44,349-356.
Hori,T. and K.Oike,(1999). A physical mechanism for temporal variation in seismicity in Southwest Japan related to great interplate earthquakes along the Nantai Trough, Tectonophysics,Vol.308,1999,83-98.
Leonila,M., P. Bautista and K.Oike,(2000). Estimation of the magnitudes and epicenters of Philippine historical earthquakes, Tectonophysics, Vol.317,2000,137-169.