Earthquakes and Fault Zone Geology

  • Donnellan, A., Green, J., Ansar, A., Aletky, J., Glasscoe, M., Arrowsmith, R., Ben-Zion, Y., DeLing, S., Imaging of Earthquake Faults Using Small UAVs as a Pathfinder for Air and Space Observations, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017.

  • Xu, S. and Y. Ben-Zion, Theoretical constraints on dynamic pulverization of fault zone rocks, Geophys. J. Int., 209, 282-296, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx033, 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rempe, M., T. Mitchell, J. Renner, S. Nippress, Y. Ben-Zion and T. K. Rockwell, Damage structure, anisotropy and seismic velocity of pulverized rocks near the San Andreas Fault, J, Geophys., Res., 118, 2813-2831, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50184, 2013.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and C. G. Sammis, Shear heating during distributed fracturing and pulverization of rocks, Geology, 41, 139-142, doi:10.1130/G33665.1, 2013.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., T. Rockwell, Z. Shi and S. Xu, Reversed-polarity secondary deformation structures near fault stepovers, J. of Appl. Mech., 79, 031025, doi:10.1115/1.4006154, 2012.

  • Wechsler, N., E.E. Allen, T. K. Rockwell, G. Girty, J. S. Chester and Y. Ben-Zion Characterization of Pulverized Granitoids in a Shallow Core along the San Andreas Fault, Little Rock, CA , Geophys. J. Int., 186, 401-417, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05059.x, 2011.

  • Mitchell, T. M., Y. Ben-Zion and T. Shimamoto Pulverized Fault Rocks and Damage Asymmetry along the Arima-Takatsuki Tectonic Line, Japan: Fault Structure, Damage Distribution and Textural Characteristics , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 308, 284-297, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.023, 2011.

  • Wechsler, N., Y. Ben-Zion and S. Christofferson Evolving Geometrical Heterogeneities of Fault Trace Data , Geophys. J. Int., 182, 551–567, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04645.x, 2010.

  • Wechsler, N., T. K. Rockwell and Y. Ben-Zion, Analysis of rock damage asymmetry from geomorphic signals along the trifurcation area of the San-Jacinto Fault , Geomorphology, 113, 82-96, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.007, 2009.

  • Rockwell, T., M. Sisk, G. Girty, O. Dor, N. Wechsler and Y. Ben-Zion, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Pulverized Tejon Lookout Granite Adjacent to the San Andreas and Garlock Faults: Implications for Earthquake Physics , Pure Appl. Geophys., 166, 1725-1746, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-009-0514-1, 2009.

  • Dor, O., J. S. Chester, Y. Ben-Zion, J. N. Brune, T. K. Rockwell, Characterization of damage in sandstones along the Mojave section of the San Andreas Fault: implications for the shallow extent of damage generation , Pure Appl. Geophys., 166, 1747-1773, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-009-0516-z, 2009, 2009.

  • Dor, O., Yildirim, C., Rockwell, T.K., Ben-Zion, Y., Emre, O., Sisk, M., Duman, T. Y., Geologic and geomorphologic asymmetry across the rupture zones of the 1943 and 1944 earthquakes on the North Anatolian Fault: possible signals for preferred earthquake propagation direction , Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03709.x, 2008.

  • Rockwell, T. K. and Ben-Zion Y., High localization of primary slip zones in large earthquakes from paleoseismic trenches: Observations and implications for earthquake physics, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10304, doi:10.1029/2006JB004764, 2007.

  • Dor O., Y. Ben-Zion, T. K. Rockwell and J. Brune, Pulverized Rocks in the Mojave section of the San Andreas Fault Zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 642-654, 2006.

  • Dor O., T. K. Rockwell and Y. Ben-Zion, Geologic observations of damage asymmetry in the structure of the San Jacinto, San Andreas and Punchbowl faults in southern California: A possible indicator for preferred rupture propagation direction, Pure Appl. Geophys., 163, 301-349, DOI 10.1007/s00024-005-0023-9, 2006.


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