Earthquakes Source Seismology

  • 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., 212, 442–457, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx404, 2018.

  • 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.

  • Martínez-Garzón, P., Y. Ben-Zion, N. Abolfathian, G. Kwiatek and M. Bohnhoff, A refined methodology for stress inversions of earthquake focal mechanisms, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013493, 2016.

  • 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.

  • Kwaitek, G. and Y. Ben-Zion, Theoretical limits on detection and analysis of small earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB012908, 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, doi:10.1785/0120150230, 2016.

  • Ross, Z. and Y. Ben-Zion, Towards reliable automated estimates of earthquake source properties from body wave spectra, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013003, 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.

  • Yang, W. and Y. Ben-Zion, Corner frequency ratios of P and S waves and strain drops of earthquakes recorded by a tight network around the Karadere segment of the North Anatolian Fault Zone: Evidence for non-classical source processes, Geophys. J. Int., 205, 220–235, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv560, 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, 2016.

  • Calderoni, G., A. Rovelli, Y. Ben-Zion and R. Di Giovambattista, Along-strike rupture directivity of earthquakes of the 2009 L'Aquila, central Italy, seismic sequence, Geophys. J. Int., 203, 399–415, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv275, 2015.

  • Ross, Z., Y. Ben-Zion and L. Zhu, Isotropic source terms of San Jacinto fault zone earthquakes based on waveform inversions with a generalized CAP method, Geophys. J. Int., 200, 1269-1280, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu460, 2015.

  • Kurzon, I., F.L. Vernon, A. Rosenberger and Y. Ben-Zion, Real-time Automatic Detectors of P and S Waves Using Singular Value Decomposition, Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 104, 1696–1708, doi: 10.1785/0120130295, 2014.

  • Kurzon, I., F.L.Vernon, Y. Ben-Zion and G. Atkinson , Ground Motion Prediction Equations in the San Jacinto Fault Zone – Significant Effects of Rupture Directivity and Fault Zone Amplification, Pure Appl. Geophys., 171, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0855-2, 2014.

  • Ross, Z. and Y. Ben-Zion, An earthquake detection algorithm with pseudo probabilities of multiple indicators, Geophys. J. Int., 197, 458–463, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt516, 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.

  • Kwaitek, G. and Y. Ben-Zion, Assessment of P and S wave energy radiated from very small shear-tensile seismic events in a deep South Africa mine, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50274, 2013.

  • Ross, Z. and Y. Ben-Zion, Spatio-temporal variations of double-couple aftershock mechanisms and possible volumetric earthquake strain, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2347-2355, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50202, 2013.

  • Zhu, L. and Y. Ben-Zion, Parameterization of general seismic potency and moment tensors for source inversion of seismic waveform data, Geophys. J. Int., 194, 839-843, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt13, 2013.

  • Castro, R. R. and Y. Ben-Zion, Potential Signatures of Damage-Related Radiation from Aftershocks of the 4 April 2010 (Mw 7.2) El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake, Baja California, México , Bull. Seism, Soc. Am., 103, 1130-1140, doi: 10.1785/0120120163, 2013.

  • 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.

  • Shi, Z. and Y. Ben-Zion, Seismic radiation from tensile and shear point dislocations between similar and dissimilar solids, Geophys. J. Int., 179, 444–458, doi: 10.1111j.1365-246X.2009.04299.x, 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.

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and J.-P. Ampuero, Seismic radiation from regions sustaining material damage, Geophys. J. Int., 178, 1351-1356, doi: 10.1111j.1365-246X.2009.04285.x, 2009.

  • Yang, W., Z. Peng and Y. Ben-Zion, Variations of strain-drops in aftershocks of the 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes along the Karadere-Duzce branch of the North Anatolian fault, Geophys. J. Int., 177, 235-246, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04108.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.

  • Lewis, M.A. and Y. Ben-Zion, Examination of Scaling Between Earthquake Magnitude and Proposed Early Signals in P Waveforms From Very Near Source Stations in a South African Gold Mine, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B09305, doi:10.1029/2007JB005506, 2008.

  • Lewis, M.A. and Y. Ben-Zion, Examination of scaling between proposed early signals in P waveforms and earthquake magnitudes, Geophys. J. Int.,171, 1258.1268, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03591.x, 2007.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., Appendix 2, Key Formulas in Earthquake Seismology , in International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, eds. W. HK Lee, H. Kanamori, P. C. Jennings, and C. Kisslinger, Part B, 1857-1875, Academic Press, 2003

  • Ben-Zion, Y. and L. Zhu, Potency-magnitude Scaling Relations for Southern California Earthquakes with 1.0 < M_L < 7.0, , Geophys. J. Int., 148, F1-F5, 2002.

  • Ben-Zion, Y., A note on quantification of the earthquake source , Seis. Res. Lett., 72, 151-152, 2001.


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