The Technical Committee on Disaster Risk Management of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP) are organizing this important event to be held on March 8th, at 07:30 hrs. in Lima, at 08:30 hrs. in Florida, at 12.30 hrs. in London, at 13:30 hrs. in Paris and at 21:30 hrs in Tokio.

On January 1st, a strong earthquake hit Noto-Hanto in Japan, causing damage to the affected area. About 240 people died as a result of the earthquake. The spokesperson was sent to the affected area on January 5 and conducted a preliminary survey in the affected area. The damage to R/C buildings was concentrated on the pile foundations, and a 7-story R/C building overturned into a 2-story wooden house, killing two people. This talk will report the results of a preliminary survey, and will also provide an overview of the phenomena related to the earthquake.


Welcome Dr Jose Machare Ordoñez –President of the CDRM-WFEO, Peru
Introduction Dr Valentina Putrino – Catastrophe Risk Analyst at Ariel Re. Leader of Working Group 4 – Capacity Building del WFEO-CDRM, United Kingdom
Cases of studies Current overview of the 2024 noto peninsula earthquake from a seismological perspective.

MSc Takumi Hayashida – International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), Building Research Institute, Japan

 Preliminary report on the r/c building damage due to 2024 noto-hanto earthquake.

Dr Koichi Kusunoki – Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo.

Hazard Perspective, PA & Fatality perspective, Insurance / property loss perspective.

Dr Hakan Yerlikaya – Catastophe Model Developer – Catastrophe Research Team

Round table &

Key messages

MS Soichiro Yasukawa – Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Unit / Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO, France
Closing Dr Valentina Putrino – Catastrophe Risk Analyst at Ariel Re. Leader of Working Group 4 – Capacity Building del WFEO-CDRM, United Kingdom


Takumi Hayashida is present Senior Research Scientist, IISEE, Building Research Institute. From 2013 to 2015 he served as Research Scientist, IISEE, Construction Research Institute. During 2010 he was at the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. He also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Kyoto University. In 2010 he received his D.Sc. in Earth and Planetary Systems Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University. In 2027 he received his M.Sc. in Earth and Planetary Systems Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University. In 2005, he received his Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Systems, Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University.
Koichi Kusunoki is a Professor at the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), the University of Tokyo. He also serves as a Secretary-General of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering since 2014. He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Tokyo in 1997. His research subjects are 1) Structural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete, 2) Structural Health Monitoring, 3) Seismic Design, and 4) Field investigation in the earthquake-affected area. He manages the building monitoring system at ERI to monitor about 40 buildings in Japan, El Salvador, Peru, New Zealand, and Turkey. He got awards such as the “Excellence Award of Technical Design Competition of Architectural Institute of Japan” (Architectural Institute of Japan, AIJ), “Encouraging Prize” (AIJ), “Encouraging Prize” (Japan Concrete Institute), and AIJ Prize.
Hakan Yerlikaya has been with Aon Japan as an Earthquake model developer for 5 years. He delivers in-depth analytical support to Japanese insurance clients on Aon’s in-house Japan IF EQ model. He has been involved in mutual and non-life sector including claims analysis and insights to the clients, now mainly dealing with mutual sector. Prior to Aon, he has done his undergraduate studies in Turkey and US, and graduate studies in Waseda University in Japan in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Mechanics.


Soichiro Yasukawa has MS in architecture from Kyoto University and MS of public administration from Columbia University. Soichiro Yasukawa joined Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO in 2013 as the Programme Specialist on disaster risk reduction (DRR). Mr Yasukawa is the coordinator of DRR activities in UNESCO and the focal point of UN DRR group. He manages projects on securing building safety, earthquake early warning, utilizing STI for DRR in the UNESCO Headquarters and coordinates projects in the Field Offices. Prior to UNESCO, Soichiro Yasukawa worked on building code and urban development in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the Japanese government and disaster preparedness and response in the Japanese Cabinet Office of Disaster Risk Reduction from 1998 to 2013.
Valentina Putrino is currently a Catastrophe Risk Analyst at Ariel Re. She obtained her PhD from University College London (UCL), focusing on developing a framework for multi-hazard assessment of historic stonework structures. She currently holds the position of Chair of the EEFIT Committee, she is the SECED Representative for the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) – Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM), and is also the designated liaison member between both SECED and EEFIT committees.