Dynamics of Seismicity

  • Cheng, Y., Z. E. Ross and Y. Ben-Zion, Diverse volumetric faulting patterns in the San Jacinto fault zone, J. Geophys. Res., in review, 2018.

  • Meng, H. and Y. Ben-Zion, Detection of small earthquakes with dense array data: Example from the San Jacinto fault zone, southern California, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx404, 2018.

  • Ross, Z. E., C. Rollins, E. S. Cochran, E. Hauksson, J-P. Avouac and Y. Ben-Zion, Aftershocks driven by afterslip and fluid pressure sweeping through a fault-fracture mesh, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2017GL074634, 2017.

  • Ross, Z. E., E. Hauksson and Y. Ben-Zion, Abundant off-fault seismicity and orthogonal structures in the San Jacinto fault zone, Science Advances, 3, e1601946, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1601946, 2017.

  • Ross, Z. E., Y. Ben-Zion, M. C. White and F. L. Vernon, Analysis of earthquake body wave spectra for potency and magnitude values: Implications for magnitude scaling relations, Geophys. J. Int., 207, 1158-1164, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw327, 2016.

  • Zaliapin, I. and Y. Ben-Zion, A global classification and characterization of earthquake clusters, Geophys. J. Int., 207, 608–634, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw300, 2016.

  • Ross, Z. E., M. C. White, F. L. Vernon and Y. Ben-Zion, An improved algorithm for real-time S-wave picking with application to the (augmented) ANZA seismic network in southern California, Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 106, 2013-2022, doi:10.1785/0120150230, 2016.

  • Bohnhoff, M., P., Martínez-Garzón, F. Bulut, F., E. Stierle and Y. Ben-Zion, Maximum earthquake magnitudes in relation to fault zone evolution: The case of the North Anatolian Fault Zone, Tectonophysics, 674, 147-165, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.02, 2016.

  • Zaliapin, I. and Y. Ben-Zion, Discriminating characteristics of tectonic and human-induced seismicity, Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 106, 846-859, doi:10.1785/0120150211, 2016.

  • Brinkman, B. A. W., M. LeBlanc, J. T. Uhl, Y. Ben-Zion, and K. A. Dahmen, A simple probabilistic model of waiting times between large failures in sheared media, Phys. Rev. E, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.00.002400, 2016.

  • Martínez-Garzón, P., M. Bohnhoff, Y. Ben-Zion and G. Dresen, Scaling of maximum observed magnitudes with geometrical and stress properties of strike-slip faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2015GL066478, 2015.

  • Zaliapin, I. and Y. Ben-Zion, Artifacts of earthquake location errors and short-term incompleteness on seismicity clusters in southern California, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 1949–1968, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv259, 2015.

  • Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Campillo, Modeling non-volcanic tremor, slow slip events and large earthquakes in the Guerrero subduction zone (Mexico) with space-variable frictional weakening and creep, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 653–669, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv174, 2015.

  • Brinkman, B. A. W., M. LeBlanc, Y. Ben-Zion, J. T. Uhl and K. A. Dahmen, Probing failure susceptibilities of earthquake faults using small-quake tidal-correlations, Nature Comm., doi: 10.1038/ncomms7157, 2015.

  • Zoeller, G. and Y. Ben-Zion, Large earthquake hazard of the San Jacinto fault zone, CA, from long record of simulated seismicity assimilating the available instrumental and paleoseismic data, Pure Appl. Geophys., 171, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0783-1, 2014

  • Wu, C., Z. Peng, X. Meng and Y. Ben-Zion, Lack of spatio-temporal localization of foreshocks before the 1999 Mw7.1 Duzce, Turkey earthquake, Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 104, doi: 10.1785/0120130140, 2014.

  • Hainzl, S., Y. Ben-Zion, C. Cattania, and J. Wassermann, Testing atmospheric and tidal earthquake triggering at Mt. Hochstaufen, Germany, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50387, 2013

  • Zaliapin, I. and Y. Ben-Zion, Earthquake clusters in southern California II: Classification and relation to physical properties of the crust, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2865-2877, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50178, 2013b

  • Zaliapin, I. and Y. Ben-Zion, Earthquake clusters in southern California I: Identification and stability, J. Geophys. Res., J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2847-2864, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50179, 2013a

  • Ben-Zion, Y. Episodic tremor and slip on a frictional interface with critical zero weakening in elastic solid , Geophys. J. Int., 189, 1159–1168, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05422.x, 2012.

  • Zaliapin, I. and Y. Ben-Zion, Asymmetric distribution of aftershocks on large faults in California, Geophys. J. Int., 185, 1288–1304, 2011.

  • Bailey, I. W., Y. Ben-Zion, T. W. Becker and M. Holschneider, Quantifying focal mechanism heterogeneity for fault zones in Southern and Central California , Geophys. J. Int. 183, 433–450, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04745.x, 2010.

  • Enescu, B., S. Hainzl and Y. Ben-Zion, Correlations of Seismicity Patterns in Southern California with Surface Heat Flow Data, Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 99, 3114-3123, doi: 10.1785/0120080038, 2009.

  • Bailey, I. W. and Y. Ben-Zion, Statistics of earthquake stress drops on a heterogeneous fault in an elastic half-space, Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 99, 1786–1800, doi: 10.1785/0120080254, 2009.

  • Yang, W. and Y. Ben-Zion, Observational analysis of correlations between aftershock productivities and regional conditions in the context of a damage rheology model, Geophys. J. Int., 177, 481-490, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04145.x, 2009.

  • Bailey, I. W., T. W. Becker and Y. Ben-Zion, Patterns of Co-seismic Strain Computed from Southern California Focal Mechanisms, Geophys. J. Int., 177, 1015-1036 , doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04090.x, 2009.

  • Yuen, D. A., W. Dzwinel, Y. Ben-Zion, and B. Kadlec, Visualization of Earthquake Clusters over Multidimensional Space, Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science, R. Meyers (Ed.), Vol. 3, 2347-2371, Springer, 2009.

  • Zoeller, G., Y. Ben-Zion, and M. Holschneider, Estimating recurrence times and seismic hazard of large earthquakes on an individual fault, Geophys. J. Int., 170, 1300-1310, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03480.x, 2007.

  • Hillers, G., P.M. Mai, Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Ampuero, Statistical Properties of Seismicity Along Fault Zones at Different Evolutionary Stages, Geophys. J. Int., 169, 515.533, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03275.x, 2007.

  • Zoeller, G., S. Hainzl, Y. Ben-Zion, and M. Holschneider, Earthquake activity related to seismic cycles in a model for a heterogeneous strike-slip fault, Tectonophysics, 423, 137-145, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2006.03.007, 2006.

  • Mehta, A. P., K. A. Dahmen and Y. Ben-Zion, Universal mean moment rate profiles of earthquake ruptures , Phys. Rev. E., 73, 056104, 2006.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and V. Lyakhovsky, Analysis of Aftershocks in a Lithospheric Model with Seismogenic Zone Governed by Damage Rheology , Geophys. J. Int., 165, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.02878.x, 2006

  • Hillers, G., Y. Ben-Zion and P.M. Mai, Seismicity on a fault controlled by rate- and state-dependent friction with spatial variations of the critical slip distance , J. Geophys. Res., 111, B01403, doi:10.1029/2005JB003859, 2006.

  • Zoeller, G., M. Holschneider and Y. Ben-Zion, The role of heterogeneities as a tuning parameter of earthquake dynamics , Pure Appl. Geophys., 162, 1077-1111, DOI 10.1007/s00024-004-2662-7, 2005.

  • Dzwinel, W., D. A. Yuen, K. Boryczko, Y. Ben-Zion, S. Yoshioka and T. Ito, Cluster Analysis, Data-Mining, Multi-dimensional Visualization of Earthquakes over Space, Time and Feature Space,, Nonlinear Proc. in Geophys., 12, 117-128, 2005.

  • Zoeller, G., S. Hainzl, M. Holschneider and Y. Ben-Zion, Aftershocks resulting from creeping sections in a heterogeneous fault , Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L03308, doi:10.1029/2004GL021871, 2005.

  • Zoeller, G., M. Holschneider and Y. Ben-Zion, Quasi-dynamic deterministic and stochastic modeling of earthquake failure at intermediate scales , Pure Appl. Geophys., 161, 2103-2118, 2004.

  • Anghel, M., Y. Ben-Zion and R. R. Martinez, Dynamical system analysis and forcasting of deformation produced by an earthquake fault , Pure Appl. Geophys., 161, 2023-2051, 2004.

  • Dzwinel, W., D. A. Yuen, Y. Kaneko, K. Boryczko and Y. Ben-Zion, Multi-Resolution Clustering Analysis and 3-D Visualization of Multitudinous Synthetic Earthquakes , Vis. Geosci., 8, 12-25, DOI 10.1007/s10069-002-0006-2, 2003.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., M. Eneva and Y. Liu, Large Earthquake Cycles And Intermittent Criticality On Heterogeneous Faults Due To Evolving Stress And Seismicity , J. Geophys. Res., 108, NO. B6, 2307, doi:10.1029/2002JB002121, 2003

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and Lyakhovsky V., Accelerated Seismic Release and Related Aspects of Seismicity Patterns on Earthquake Faults , Pure Appl. Geophys., 159, 2385-2412, 2002.

  • Miller, S. A., Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Burg, A Three-dimensional Fluid-controlled Earthquake Model: Behavior And Implications, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 10621-10638, 1999.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., K. Dahmen, V. Lyakhovsky, D. Ertas and A. Agnon, Self-Driven Mode Switching of Earthquake Activity on a Fault System, , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 172/1-2, 11-21, 1999.

  • Dahmen, K. , D. Erta and Y. Ben-Zion, Gutenberg Richter and Characteristic Earthquake behavior in Simple Mean-Field Models of Heterogeneous Faults, Phys. Rev. E, 58, 1494-1501, 1998.

  • Fisher, D. S., K. Dahmen, S. Ramanathan and Y. Ben-Zion, Statistics of Earthquakes in Simple Models of Heterogeneous Faults, Phys. Rev. Lett., 78, 4885-4888, 1997.

  • Eneva, M. and Y. Ben-Zion, Application of pattern recognition techniques to earthquake catalogs generated by models of segmented fault systems in three-dimensional elastic solids, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 24513-2452, 1997

  • Eneva, M. and Y. Ben-Zion, Techniques and parameters to analyze seismicity patterns associated with large earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 17785-17795, 1997

  • Ben-Zion, Y, Stress, slip and earthquakes in models of complex single-fault systems incorporating brittle and creep deformations, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 5677-5706, 1996

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and J. R. Rice, Slip patterns and earthquake populations along different classes of faults in elastic solids, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 12959-12983, 1995


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