Bio


I develop and apply techniques for analyzing seismograms in order to understand how earthquakes work and to help quantify the hazards they pose. My research group is studying energy partitioning during earthquakes - from the very smallest to the very largest events, the mechanics of intermediate-depth earthquakes, and tectonic tremor. We also work on methods to anticipate the strength of shaking in earthquakes. We are developing methods to recover more accurate Green's functions from the ambient seismic field (seismic waves present in the Earth at all times). We use these Green's functions to construct "virtual earthquakes" that can be used to anticipate variations in the strength of shaking in real earthquakes. We are also developing methods to test probabilistic forecasts of strong ground motion.

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Geophysics

Administrative Appointments


  • Stanford Parent's Weekend, 1906 Earthquake Walking Tour of the Stanford Campus, Stanford University (2013 - 2013)
  • Planning Committee for SES Campus, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Stanford Parent's Weekend, Talk on the Tohoku Earthquake, Stanford University (2012 - 2012)
  • Organizer, Stanford Symposium on the Tohoku Disaster, Stanford University (2011 - 2011)
  • Member, Stanford Judicial Panel (2011 - 2012)
  • Stanford Parent's Weekend, 1906 Earthquake Walking Tour of the Stanford Campus, Stanford (2011 - 2011)
  • Speaker, Fresno Stanford Alumni Association (2010 - 2010)
  • Speaker, Stanford Symposium on Commemorating Loma Prieta: the Future of Bay Area Earthquakes, Stanford University (2009 - 2009)
  • Geophysics Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Speaker, Reunion Homecoming Weekend, Stanford University (2008 - 2008)
  • Chair, Geophysics Department (2008 - 2013)
  • Search Committee, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Speaker, Stanford Sierra Camp, Stanford University (2008 - 2008)
  • Speaker, Stanford Summer Science Lecture Series, Stanford University (2008 - 2008)
  • Geophysics Department Space Committee, Stanford University (2008 - 2010)
  • Associate Chair, Geophysics Department, Stanford University (2007 - 2009)
  • Parents weekend lecturer on Stanford and the 1906 Earthquake, Stanford University (2006 - 2006)
  • Lecturer, PEER Scholars Course, Stanford, CA, Stanford University (2006 - 2006)
  • Chair, Geophysics Department Faculty Search Committee, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Geophysics Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Chair, Geophysics Fellowship Committee, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Lecturer: CTSA Extended Professional Development Course on "Stanford and the San Andreas Fault', Stanford University (2006 - 2006)
  • Chair, Geophysics Department Search Committee, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Associate Chair, Geophysics Department, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Earth Sciences Council, Stanford University (2004 - 2007)
  • Stanford 1906 Earthquake Centennial Committee, Stanford University (2004 - 2006)
  • Chair, Geophysics Strategic Planning Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2003)
  • Member, School of Earth Sciences Computer Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2009)
  • Chair, Geophysics Department Pre-Search Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Lecturer, PEER Scholars Course, Stanford, CA, Stanford University (2003 - 2003)
  • Chair, Geophysics Technology and Teaching Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2002)
  • Invited Lecturer, Stanford Mathematical Geophysics (Summer) School, Stanford University (2000 - 2000)
  • CGS Subcommittee on Minority Recruitment and Retention, Stanford University (1999 - 2001)
  • Organizing Committee, Stanford Mathematical Geophysics (Summer) School, Stanford University (1998 - 2003)
  • Resident Fellow, Rinconada Undergraduate Residence, Stanford University (1997 - 2001)
  • Undergraduate Advisor,, Geophysics Department (1995 - 2001)
  • Freshman Advisor, Stanford University (1991 - 2007)

Honors & Awards


  • Beno Gutenberg Medal, European Geosciences Union (2014)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IRIS/SSA (2012)
  • Distinguished Speaker, College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology (2011)
  • Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (2009)
  • Brinson Lecturer, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (2008)
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2008)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate in Earth Science, University of California at Santa Cruz (1993)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF (1991)
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship, NSF (1983-1987)
  • ARCS Foundation Scholarship, University of California at Santa Cruz (1983)
  • Chancellor's Award for Undergraduates, University of California at Santa Cruz (1983)
  • Highest Honors in Major, University of California at Santa Cruz (1982)
  • Undergraduate Thesis Honors, University of California at Santa Cruz (1982)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • AGU Seismology Section, President-Elect., AGU (2013 - Present)
  • Chair, Advanced National Seismic System Steering Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Member, California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (2013 - Present)
  • Member, USGS Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee. (2013 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, International Forum of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction, Kyoto, Japan. (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Special Session on " Tectonic Tremor and Slow-Slip Events", Cancun, Mexico., AGU (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Invited Speaker, Cascadia Anniversary Public Lecture, North Bend, Oregon. (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, JASON Fall Meeting, McLean, VA (2012 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, International Workshop of Special Project for Reducing Vulnerability for Urban Mega-Earthquake Disasters, Matsushima, Japan. (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, IRIS Open House, Washington, DC (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Central Washington University, Ellensberg, WA (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. (2012 - 2012)
  • Member, Science Committee: ECGS Workshop on "Earthquake Source Physics at Various Scales" (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, "Anticipated Science to Meet New Challenges," IRIS Workshop, Boise, Idaho (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Southern California Earthquake Center, "Research Year in Review," Palm Springs, California (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, University of British Columbia, Earth and Ocean Science Colloquium (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, University of California Santa Cruz, Whole Earth Seminar (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Penn State University, Earth Sciences Colloquium (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, ARCS Foundation "Frontiers of Science", San Francisco (2012 - 2012)
  • Distinguished Speaker, Rochester Insitute of Technology (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, NSF Research Exposition, "Which Hazards are in Your Backyard?" National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, National Science Foundation Hazards Research Showcase, Washington, DC (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Center for Position, Navigation, and Time, Stanford, California (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Southern California Earthquake Center, "Research Year in Review," Palm Springs, California (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, US Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, California (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, KAUST-IAMCS Workshop on Multiscale Modeling, Advanced Discretization Techniques, and Simulation of Wave Propagation, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Earthquake Early Warning Summit: Delivering Earthquake Warnings to the US West Coast, UC Berkeley (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Stanford University Symposium on the Great Tohoku, Japan Disaster (2011 - 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, KAUST, Earth Sciences and Engineering Seminar, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (2011 - 2011)
  • Resource Expert, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Chair, AGU Seismology Section Fellowship Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Member, Scientific Review Panel of the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities for the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast: Version 3. (2010 - 2013)
  • Member, IRIS Coordinating Committee., IRIS (2010 - Present)
  • Board of Reviewing Editors, Science (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, IRIS Planning Committee, IRIS (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, Review Committee for the Yucca Mountain Extreme Ground Motion Report (2010 - 2011)
  • Science Committee member, EarthScope Institute on "Transient Fault Slip and the Spectrum of Tectonic Slip Behaviors", Portland, Oregon (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Stanford Computational Sciences Seminar (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Next Generation Attenuation for CEUS (NGA-East) SSHAC Workshop, UC Berkeley (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Workshop for Geophysical Hazards and Plate Boundary Processes in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Heredia, Costa Rica (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Hokudan Symposium on Active Faulting, Awaji City, Japan (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, 3rd SCEC-ERI Joint Workshop on "Earthquake Hazards in Urban Areas", Tokyo, Japan (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Earth and Space Sciences Colloquium, University of Washington (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Participant, National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction Workshop on “Rebuilding for Resilience: How Science and Engineering Can Inform Haiti’s Reconstruction,” Coral Gables, FL (2010 - 2010)
  • Convenor, Special Session on “Triggering, Tremor, and Transient Slip”, IRIS Workshop, Snowbird, Utah (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Earthscope Institute on the Spectrum of Fault Slip, Portland, Oregon (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Earth and Planetary Science Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, 6th International Workshop on Statistical Seismology, Granlibakken, California. (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, NSF Workshop on "Vision for Research and Development in Simulation-Based Engineering and Science in the Next Decade", Washington, D.C (2009 - 2009)
  • Member, NSF, Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation Proposal Review Panel (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Earth Science Section Seminar (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Loma Prieta Earthquake Commemorative Symposium, San Francisco (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on "Real Time Rheology" (2008 - 2008)
  • Brinson Lecturer, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences "Frontiers in Science" Colloquia (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Southern California (2008 - 2008)
  • Convenor, Special Session on Episodic Tremor and Slip, IRIS Workshop, Stevenson, Washington (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, (Summer) Science Lecture Series, Stanford University (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Caltech Seismological Laboratory (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Workshop on Long Range Science Plan for Seismology, Lakewood, Colorado (2008 - 2008)
  • AGU Seismology Committee, AGU (2008 - Present)
  • Convenor, AGU Special Session on Borehole Geodetic and Seismic Networks: Techniques and Results (2008 - 2008)
  • Convenor, AGU Union Session on Episodic Tremor and Slip: Insights into a Newly Discovered Process (2008 - 2008)
  • Committee member, Seismological Society of America, Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, Monterey, California (2008 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, 7th U.S. Japan Natural Resource Panel on Earthquake Research, Seattle, Washington (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (2008 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Shimizu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan (2008 - 2008)
  • Deputy Director, Southern California Earthquake Center (2007 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, Caltech Seismological laboratory (2007 - 2007)
  • Member, USGS-NEHRP External Program Southern California Proposal Review Panel (2007 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, Special Session on "Integrated Borehole Geodetic and Seismic Networks: A Developing Tool for Earth Science", Seismological Society of America Meeting, Hawaii (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Presentation, "Ground Motion in the 1906 Earthquake", San Mateo County Council of Cities, Menlo Park, CA (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, Earth Science Colloquia, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, Extreme Ground Motion Workshop, Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, Palm Springs (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Participant, NSF CyberInfrastructure Workshop (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, AGU Special Session on "Integrated Geodetic and Seismic Networks: Science and Data" (2007 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, AGU Special Session on "Global Adventures in Earthquake Predictability Experiments" (2007 - 2007)
  • Plenary Speaker, SSA/EERI 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, San Francisco, California (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited Speaker, Cafe Scientifique, Palo Alto, California (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited Speaker, SCEC-ERI Joint Workshop on Strong Ground Motion Prediction, Oxnard, California (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited Speaker, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited Speaker, California Press Association, San Francisco (2006 - 2006)
  • Guest Editor, Seismological Society of America Bulletin on the Centennial of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (2006 - 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, I| GPP UC Santa Cruz (2006 - 2006)
  • Convenor, AGU (Fall) Meeting Special Session on "Global Strike-Slip Fault Systems: Oblique Divergence, Oblique" (2006 - 2006)
  • Invited Speaker, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California (2005 - 2004)
  • Member, USGS-NEHRP External Program Review Panel (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Southern California (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited Speaker, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited Speaker, GPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2004 - 2004)
  • Convenor, AGU Session on "Earth Structure From Crust to Core: Twenty Years of Science During the IRIS Era" (2004 - 2004)
  • Invited Speaker, University of California, Riverside (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, San Diego (2003 - 2003)
  • Member, American Geophysical Union Index Committee (2003 - 2005)
  • Invited Speaker, NAS Japanese-American Frontiers of Science Meeting, Kanagawa, Japan (2003 - 2003)
  • Associate Editor, G-Cubed (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems) (2003 - 2006)
  • Co-Chair, IRIS/UNAVCO Workshop on Sampling Across the Frequency Spectrum, Yosemite (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker, Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, Oxnard, California (2003 - 2003)
  • Stanford Earth Science Representative, 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance (2003 - 2006)
  • Member, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Advisory Committee (2003 - 2006)
  • Invited Speaker, Seismic Energy Scaling Workshop, Livermore, California (2003 - 2003)
  • Invited Speaker and Panelist, SCEC Workshop on Converting Advances in Seismology into Earthquake Science, Caltech, Pasadena (2003 - 2003)
  • Member, Southern California Earthquake Datacenter Advisory Committee (2003 - 2003)
  • Member, Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS) Executive Committee (2003 - 2006)
  • Member, Program Committee, AGU Chapman Conference on Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting (2003 - 2005)
  • Chair, IRIS Publications and Meetings Subcommittee (2003 - 2006)
  • Member, Plate Boundary Observatory Standing Committee (2003 - 2008)
  • Co-Chair, Earthquake Source Physics Committee, Southern California Earthquake Center (2002 - 2005)
  • Member, NRC Committee to Develop a Long-Term Research Agenda for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (2002 - 2003)
  • Secretary, Seismology Section of the American Geophysical Union (2002 - 2002)
  • Invited Speaker, SCEC Fault and Rock Mechanics Workshop (2002 - 2002)
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Southern California Earthquake Center (2002 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, Strong Motion Prediction Workshop: US-Japan Urban Earthquake Hazards Program, Tokyo, Japan (2002 - 2001)
  • Invited Speaker, US-Japan Cooperative Research for Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation, Kyoto, Japan (2002 - 2002)
  • Invited Speaker, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan (2001 - 2001)
  • Member, California Integrated Seismic Network Advisory Committee (2001 - 2006)
  • Guest Editor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Special Volume on Slip and Flow Processes Near the Base of the Seismogenic Zone (2001 - 2002)
  • Invited Speaker, International School on Geophysics, 17th Course: Fault Interaction by Stress Transfer: New Horizons for Understanding Earthquake Occurrence, Erice, Sicily (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, US-Japan Workshop on the Relation between Foreshocks and Mainshock Initiation, Kyoto, Japan (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, Third Bi-Annual U.S.-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Earthquake Research, Menlo Park, California (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, Plate Boundary Observatory, San Andreas Fault Component Review Pane (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, Local Organizing Committee and Chair of Scientific Program Committee, Seismological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California (2000 - 2001)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Southern California Earthquake Center (2000 - 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, USGS, Menlo Park (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, California Institute of Technology (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, Symposium on Earthquake Processes, Centennial Meeting of the Cordilleran Section of the GSA, Berkeley, California (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, IRIS Special Session, The Science of Earthquakes, Fish Camp, California (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, University of California, Berkeley (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Special Session on Dynamic Fracturing of Rock and Rock-Like Materials, San Francisco, California (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union Meeting, Special Session on The Loma Prieta Earthquake, 10th Anniversary, San Francisco, California (1999 - 1999)
  • Convenor, SSA Special Session, Earthquake Sources and Fault Mechanics: Observations and Insights, Seattle, Washington (1999 - 1999)
  • Lecturer, Pacific Engineering Research Workshop for Undergraduate Civil Engineering Students (1999 - 1999)
  • Member, Local Organizing Committee, Seismological Society of America Meeting (1999 - 2001)
  • Member, USGS-NEHRP External Program Review Panel (1999 - 2002)
  • Invited Speaker, SCEC Workshop on Earthquake Source Physics, Snowbird, Utah (1998 - 1998)
  • Invited Speaker, Structural Eng. World Conf., Near-Source Ground Motion for the Analysis of Structural Response (1998 - 1998)
  • Convenor, AGU Session, Earthquake Dynamics (1998 - 1998)
  • Chair, Best Student Paper Award Selection Committee, AGU Seismology Section (1998 - 1998)
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation Seismology and Geophysics Proposal Review Panel (1998 - 2000)
  • Member, IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) Board of Directors (1998 - 2007)
  • Consulting Editor for Geophysics, 9th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, McGraw Hill (1997 - 2001)
  • Consulting Editor in Geophysics, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology (1996 - 2000)
  • Member, NRC Committee on the Science of Earthquakes (1996 - 2001)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (1996 - 1998)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Geophysics (1989)
  • B.S., University of California at Santa Cruz, Geophysics (1982)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
My research group studies earthquakes. We develop and apply techniques for analyzing seismograms to understand how earthquakes work and to quantify the hazards they pose. We have a longstanding interest in understanding the scaling of radiated energy with earthquake size and to understand the mechanics of earthquakes and tectonic tremor. More recently we have embarked on a study of the mechanics of intermediate-depth earthquakes. Some of our research aims to predict the level and variability of strong shaking in large earthquakes by studying weak ground motion in both the ambient seismic field and tectonic tremor.

Teaching
I teach or co-teach courses for graduate students in seismology and for undergraduates in seismology, earthquake and volcano hazards, and introductory geophysics.

Professional Activities
Beno Gutenberg Medal, European Geosciences Union (2014); IRIS-SSA Distinguished Lecturer (2012); Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2008); Deputy Director, Southern California Earthquake Center (2007-present); Seismology Section President-Elect, American Geophysical Union (2013-2014); Chair, Advanced National Seismic System Steering Committee (2013-present); Chair, IRIS Planning Committee (2010-2013); Plate Boundary Observatory Standing Committee (2004-08); Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Executive Committee (2004-06

2014-15 Courses


Journal Articles


  • Strong Ground Motion Prediction Using Virtual Earthquakes SCIENCE Denolle, M. A., Dunham, E. M., Prieto, G. A., Beroza, G. C. 2014; 343 (6169): 399-403

    Abstract

    Sedimentary basins increase the damaging effects of earthquakes by trapping and amplifying seismic waves. Simulations of seismic wave propagation in sedimentary basins capture this effect; however, there exists no method to validate these results for earthquakes that have not yet occurred. We present a new approach for ground motion prediction that uses the ambient seismic field. We apply our method to a suite of magnitude 7 scenario earthquakes on the southern San Andreas fault and compare our ground motion predictions with simulations. Both methods find strong amplification and coupling of source and structure effects, but they predict substantially different shaking patterns across the Los Angeles Basin. The virtual earthquake approach provides a new approach for predicting long-period strong ground motion.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1245678

    View details for Web of Science ID 000330039300043

  • (submitted) Improved Green's functions using Physical Constraints Geophysical Research Letters Denolle, M., Beroza, G. C. 2014
  • (in press) Seismic evidence for a thermal runaway during intermediate-depth earthquake rupture Geophys. Res. Lett. Prieto , G. A., Florez, M., Barrett, S. A., Ferri, F., Beroza, G. C., Working Group, C. 2014
  • Ground-motion prediction from tremor GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Baltay, A. S., Beroza, G. C. 2013; 40 (24): 6340-6345
  • Ground motion prediction of realistic earthquake sources using the ambient seismic field JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Denolle, M. A., Dunham, E. M., Prieto, G. A., Beroza, G. C. 2013; 118 (5): 2102-2118
  • Deep low-frequency earthquakes in tectonic tremor along the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Brown, J. R., Prejean, S. G., Beroza, G. C., Gomberg, J. S., Haeussler, P. J. 2013; 118 (3): 1079-1090
  • Stable Stress-Drop Measurements and their Variability: Implications for Ground-Motion Prediction BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Baltay, A. S., Hanks, T. C., Beroza, G. C. 2013; 103 (1): 211-222

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120120161

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314575700014

  • Did you feel it? review of The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter, by D. Coen Science Beroza, G. C. 2013; 340: 274-275

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1235758

  • Earthquake nests as natural laboratories for the study of intermediate-depth earthquake mechanics TECTONOPHYSICS Prieto, G. A., Beroza, G. C., Barrett, S. A., Lopez, G. A., Florez, M. 2012; 570: 42-56
  • Have Recent Earthquakes Exposed Flaws in or Misunderstandings of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis? SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Hanks, T. C., Beroza, G. C., Toda, S. 2012; 83 (5): 759-764

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0220120043

    View details for Web of Science ID 000308512500003

  • A Rogue Earthquake Off Sumatra SCIENCE McGuire, J. J., Beroza, G. C. 2012; 336 (6085): 1118-1119
  • Solving the Surface-Wave Eigenproblem with Chebyshev Spectral Collocation BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Denolle, M. A., Dunham, E. M., Beroza, G. C. 2012; 102 (3): 1214-1223

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120110183

    View details for Web of Science ID 000304870500021

  • Aftershocks halted by static stress shadows NATURE GEOSCIENCE Toda, S., Stein, R. S., Beroza, G. C., Marsan, D. 2012; 5 (6): 410-413

    View details for DOI 10.1038/NGEO1465

    View details for Web of Science ID 000307079700017

  • Ambient-field Green's functions from asynchronous seismic observations GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ma, S., Beroza, G. C. 2012; 39
  • How many great earthquakes should we expect? PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Beroza, G. C. 2012; 109 (3): 651-652

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1120744109

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299154000010

    View details for PubMedID 22308305

  • Earthquake nests as natural laboratories for the study of intermediate-depth earthquakes Tectonophysics Prieto, G. A., Beroza, G. C., Barrett, S. A., López, G., Florez, M. 2012; 570: 42-56
  • On amplitude information carried by the ambient seismic field COMPTES RENDUS GEOSCIENCE Prieto, G. A., Denolle, M., Lawrence, J. F., Beroza, G. C. 2011; 343 (8-9): 600-614
  • Shallow Dynamic Overshoot and Energetic Deep Rupture in the 2011 M-w 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake SCIENCE Ide, S., Baltay, A., Beroza, G. C. 2011; 332 (6036): 1426-1429

    Abstract

    Strong spatial variation of rupture characteristics in the moment magnitude (M(w)) 9.0 Tohoku-Oki megathrust earthquake controlled both the strength of shaking and the size of the tsunami that followed. Finite-source imaging reveals that the rupture consisted of a small initial phase, deep rupture for up to 40 seconds, extensive shallow rupture at 60 to 70 seconds, and continuing deep rupture lasting more than 100 seconds. A combination of a shallow dipping fault and a compliant hanging wall may have enabled large shallow slip near the trench. Normal faulting aftershocks in the area of high slip suggest dynamic overshoot on the fault. Despite prodigious total slip, shallower parts of the rupture weakly radiated at high frequencies, whereas deeper parts of the rupture radiated strongly at high frequencies.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1207020

    View details for Web of Science ID 000291689000040

    View details for PubMedID 21596957

  • Variability in earthquake stress drop and apparent stress GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Baltay, A., Ide, S., Prieto, G., Beroza, G. 2011; 38
  • Slow Earthquakes and Nonvolcanic Tremor ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, VOL 39 Beroza, G. C., Ide, S. 2011; 39: 271-296
  • Radiated seismic energy from coda measurements and no scaling in apparent stress with seismic moment JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Baltay, A., Prieto, G., Beroza, G. C. 2010; 115
  • Identification of low-frequency earthquakes in non-volcanic tremor using the subspace detector method GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Maceira, M., Rowe, C. A., Beroza, G., Anderson, D. 2010; 37
  • 15 Years Later: The Growing Legacy of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake Seismological Research Letters Beroza, G. C. 2010; 81: 5-6

    View details for DOI 10.1785/gssrl.81.1.5

  • Deep low-frequency earthquakes in tremor localize to the plate interface in multiple subduction zones GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Brown, J. R., Beroza, G. C., Ide, S., Ohta, K., Shelly, D. R., Schwartz, S. Y., Rabbel, W., Thorwart, M., Kao, H. 2009; 36
  • Anelastic Earth structure from the coherency of the ambient seismic field JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Prieto, G. A., Lawrence, J. F., Beroza, G. C. 2009; 114
  • Geophysics. Deep tremors and slow quakes. Science Beroza, G. C., Ide, S. 2009; 324 (5930): 1025-1026

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1171231

    View details for PubMedID 19460995

  • Dynamic high-speed rupture from the onset of the 2004 Parkfield, California, earthquake GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Uchide, T., Ide, S., Beroza, G. C. 2009; 36
  • Testing Community Velocity Models for Southern California Using the Ambient Seismic Field BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Ma, S., Prieto, G. A., Beroza, G. C. 2008; 98 (6): 2694-2714

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120080947

    View details for Web of Science ID 000261183500009

  • An autocorrelation method to detect low frequency earthquakes within tremor GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Brown, J. R., Beroza, G. C., Shelly, D. R. 2008; 35 (16)
  • Rupture dynamics on a bimaterial interface for dipping faults BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Ma, S., Beroza, G. C. 2008; 98 (4): 1642-1658

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120070201

    View details for Web of Science ID 000258262100003

  • Earthquake ground motion prediction using the ambient seismic field GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Prieto, G. A., Beroza, G. C. 2008; 35 (14)
  • Bridging the gap between seismically and geodetically detected slow earthquakes GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ide, S., Imanishi, K., Yoshida, Y., Beroza, G. C., Shelly, D. R. 2008; 35 (10)
  • A unified source model for the 1906 San Francisco earthquake BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Song, S. G., Beroza, G. C., Segall, P. 2008; 98 (2): 823-831

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120060402

    View details for Web of Science ID 000254528000027

  • The 1906 San Francisco earthquake a century later: Introduction to the special section BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Aagaard, B. T., Beroza, G. C. 2008; 98 (2): 817-822

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120060401

    View details for Web of Science ID 000254528000026

  • Complex evolution of transient slip derived from precise tremor locations in western Shikoku, Japan GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS Shelly, D. R., Beroza, G. C., Ide, S. 2007; 8
  • Seismic velocity reductions caused by the 2003 Tokachi-Oki earthquake JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Rubinstein, J. L., Uchida, N., Beroza, G. C. 2007; 112 (B5)
  • Full waveform earthquake location: Application to seismic streaks on the Calaveras Fault, California JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Rubinstein, J. L., Beroza, G. C. 2007; 112 (B5)
  • A scaling law for slow earthquakes NATURE Ide, S., Beroza, G. C., Shelly, D. R., Uchide, T. 2007; 447 (7140): 76-79

    Abstract

    Recently, a series of unusual earthquake phenomena have been discovered, including deep episodic tremor, low-frequency earthquakes, very-low-frequency earthquakes, slow slip events and silent earthquakes. Each of these has been demonstrated to arise from shear slip, just as do regular earthquakes, but with longer characteristic durations and radiating much less seismic energy. Here we show that these slow events follow a simple, unified scaling relationship that clearly differentiates their behaviour from that of regular earthquakes. We find that their seismic moment is proportional to the characteristic duration and their moment rate function is constant, with a spectral high-frequency decay of f(-1). This scaling and spectral behaviour demonstrates that they can be thought of as different manifestations of the same phenomena and that they comprise a new earthquake category. The observed scale dependence of rupture velocity for these events can be explained by either a constant low-stress drop model or a diffusional constant-slip model. This new scaling law unifies a diverse class of slow seismic events and may lead to a better understanding of the plate subduction process and large earthquake generation.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/nature05780

    View details for Web of Science ID 000246149300046

    View details for PubMedID 17476265

  • Non-volcanic tremor and low-frequency earthquake swarms NATURE Shelly, D. R., Beroza, G. C., Ide, S. 2007; 446 (7133): 305-307

    Abstract

    Non-volcanic tremor is a weak, extended duration seismic signal observed episodically on some major faults, often in conjunction with slow slip events. Such tremor may hold the key to understanding fundamental processes at the deep roots of faults, and could signal times of accelerated slip and hence increased seismic hazard. The mechanism underlying the generation of tremor and its relationship to aseismic slip are, however, as yet unresolved. Here we demonstrate that tremor beneath Shikoku, Japan, can be explained as a swarm of small, low-frequency earthquakes, each of which occurs as shear faulting on the subduction-zone plate interface. This suggests that tremor and slow slip are different manifestations of a single process.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/nature05666

    View details for Web of Science ID 000244892900042

    View details for PubMedID 17361180

  • Mechanism of deep low frequency earthquakes: Further evidence that deep non-volcanic tremor is generated by shear slip on the plate interface GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ide, S., Shelly, D. R., Beroza, G. C. 2007; 34 (3)
  • A man of magnitude: review of Richter's Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man, by S. Hough Nature BEROZA, G. C. 2007; 445: 599

    View details for DOI 10.1038/445599a

  • Earthquake Seismology: Comprehensive Overview, Treatise on Geophysics Earthquake Seismology Beroza, G. C., Kanamori, H. 2007; 4: 1-58
  • Integrating high-precision aftershock locations and geodetic observations to model coseismic deformation associated with the 1995 Kozani-Grevena earthquake, Greece (Correction) Journal of Geophysical Research Resor, P. G., Pollard, D. D., Wright, T. J., Beroza, G. C. 2007; 112

    View details for DOI 10.1029/2007JB005389

  • Low-frequency earthquakes in Shikoku, Japan, and their relationship to episodic tremor and slip NATURE Shelly, D. R., Beroza, G. C., Ide, S., Nakamula, S. 2006; 442 (7099): 188-191

    Abstract

    Non-volcanic seismic tremor was discovered in the Nankai trough subduction zone in southwest Japan and subsequently identified in the Cascadia subduction zone. In both locations, tremor is observed to coincide temporally with large, slow slip events on the plate interface downdip of the seismogenic zone. The relationship between tremor and aseismic slip remains uncertain, however, largely owing to difficulty in constraining the source depth of tremor. In southwest Japan, a high quality borehole seismic network allows identification of coherent S-wave (and sometimes P-wave) arrivals within the tremor, whose sources are classified as low-frequency earthquakes. As low-frequency earthquakes comprise at least a portion of tremor, understanding their mechanism is critical to understanding tremor as a whole. Here, we provide strong evidence that these earthquakes occur on the plate interface, coincident with the inferred zone of slow slip. The locations and characteristics of these events suggest that they are generated by shear slip during otherwise aseismic transients, rather than by fluid flow. High pore-fluid pressure in the immediate vicinity, as implied by our estimates of seismic P- and S-wave speeds, may act to promote this transient mode of failure. Low-frequency earthquakes could potentially contribute to seismic hazard forecasting by providing a new means to monitor slow slip at depth.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/nature04931

    View details for Web of Science ID 000238979700044

    View details for PubMedID 16838019

  • High-resolution subduction zone seismicity and velocity structure beneath Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Shelly, D. R., Beroza, G. C., Zhang, H., Thurber, C. H., Ide, S. 2006; 111 (B6)
  • Measurements of spectral similarity for microearthquakes in western Nagano, Japan JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Venkataraman, A., Beroza, G. C., Ide, S., Imanishi, K., Ito, H., Iio, Y. 2006; 111 (B3)
  • A brief review of techniques used to estimate radiated seismic energy EARTHQUAKES: RADIATED ENERGY AND THE PHYSICS OF FAULTING Venkataraman, A., Beroza, G. C., Boatwright, J. 2006; 170: 15-24

    View details for DOI 10.1029/170GM04

    View details for Web of Science ID 000245892400003

  • On scaling of fracture energy and stress drop in dynamic rupture models: Consequences for near-source ground-motions EARTHQUAKES: RADIATED ENERGY AND THE PHYSICS OF FAULTING Mai, P. M., Somerville, P., Pitarka, A., Dalguer, L., Song, S., Beroza, G., Miyake, H., Irikura, K. 2006; 170: 283-293

    View details for DOI 10.1029/170GM28

    View details for Web of Science ID 000245892400027

  • Integrating high-precision aftershock locations and geodetic observations to model coseismic deformation associated with the 1995 Kozani-Grevena earthquake, Greece JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Resor, P. G., Pollard, D. D., Wright, T. J., Beroza, G. C. 2005; 110 (B9)
  • Depth constraints on nonlinear strong ground motion from the 2004 Parkfield earthquake GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Rubinstein, J. L., Beroza, G. C. 2005; 32 (14)
  • Nonlinear strong ground motion in the M-L 5.4 Chittenden earthquake: Evidence that preexisting damage increases susceptibility to further damage GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Rubinstein, J. L., Beroza, G. C. 2004; 31 (23)
  • A pseudo-dynamic approximation to dynamic rupture models for strong ground motion prediction BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Guatteri, M., Mai, P. M., Beroza, G. C. 2004; 94 (6): 2051-2063
  • Coseismic and postseismic velocity changes measured by repeating earthquakes JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Schaff, D. P., Beroza, G. C. 2004; 109 (B10)
  • Evidence for widespread nonlinear strong ground motion in the M-W 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Rubinstein, J. L., Beroza, G. C. 2004; 94 (5): 1595-1608
  • A simple dynamic model for the 1995 Kobe, Japan earthquake GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Song, S. G., Beroza, G. C. 2004; 31 (18)
  • High-resolution subducting-slab structure beneath northern Honshu, Japan, revealed by double-difference tomography GEOLOGY Zhang, H. J., Thurber, C. H., Shelly, D., Ide, S., Beroza, G. C., Hasegawa, A. 2004; 32 (4): 361-364

    View details for DOI 10.1130/G20261.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000220553900023

  • Optimizing correlation techniques for improved earthquake location BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Schaff, D. P., Bokelmann, G. H., ELLSWORTH, W. L., Zanzerkia, E., Waldhauser, F., Beroza, G. C. 2004; 94 (2): 705-721
  • Reconciling teleseismic and regional estimates of seismic energy BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Perez-Campos, X., Singh, S. K., Beroza, G. C. 2003; 93 (5): 2123-2130
  • Resolution of the slow earthquake/high apparent stress paradox for oceanic transform fault earthquakes JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Perez-Campos, X., McGuire, J. J., Beroza, G. C. 2003; 108 (B9): 1-8
  • Apparent break in earthquake scaling due to path and site effects on deep borehole recordings JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Ide, S., Beroza, G. C., Prejean, S. G., ELLSWORTH, W. L. 2003; 108 (B5)
  • Waveform analysis of the 1999 Hector Mine foreshock sequence GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Zanzerkia, E. E., Beroza, G. C., Vidale, J. E. 2003; 30 (8)
  • Strong ground-motion prediction from stochastic-dynamic source models BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Guatteri, M., Mai, P. M., Beroza, G. C., Boatwright, J. 2003; 93 (1): 301-313
  • A spatial random field model to characterize complexity in earthquake slip JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Mai, P. M., Beroza, G. C. 2002; 107 (B11)
  • High-resolution image of Calaveras Fault seismicity JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Schaff, D. P., Bokelmann, G. H., Beroza, G. C., Waldhauser, F., ELLSWORTH, W. L. 2002; 107 (B9)
  • Analysis of ultralow-frequency electromagnetic field measurements associated with the 1999 M 7.1 Hector Mine, California, earthquake sequence BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Karakelian, D., Beroza, G. C., Klemperer, S. L., Fraser-Smith, A. C. 2002; 92 (4): 1513-1524
  • Keeping your feet in a moving field: review of Earthquake Science: What we Know (and Dont Know) about Earthquakes, by S. Hough Nature Beroza, G. C. 2002; 420

    View details for DOI 10.1038/420464a

  • Inferring rate and state friction parameters from a rupture model of the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu (Kobe) Japan earthquake JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Guatteri, M., Spudich, P., Beroza, G. C. 2001; 106 (B11): 26511-26521
  • Does apparent stress vary with earthquake size? GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ide, S., Beroza, G. C. 2001; 28 (17): 3349-3352
  • Considering the third dimension in stress-triggering of aftershocks: 1993 Klamath Falls, Oregon, earthquake sequence GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Crider, J. G., Schaff, D. P., Pollard, D. D., Beroza, G. C. 2001; 28 (14): 2739-2742
  • An apparent mechanism dependence of radiated seismic energy JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Perez-Campos, X., Beroza, G. C. 2001; 106 (B6): 11127-11136
  • Simple model explains complex faulting Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union Ron, H., Bores, G. C., Nur, A. 2001; 82: 125-129
  • Depth-dependent earthquake focal mechanism orientation: Evidence for a weak zone in the lower crust JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Bokelmann, G. H., Beroza, G. C. 2000; 105 (B9): 21683-21695
  • Source scaling properties from finite-fault-rupture models BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Mai, P. M., Beroza, G. C. 2000; 90 (3): 604-615
  • A transportable system for monitoring ultra-low frequency electromagnetic signals associated with earthquakes Seismological Research Letters Karakelian, D., Klemperer, S. L., Fraser-Smith, A. C., Beroza, G. C. 2000; 71: 423-436
  • Deep structure of a fault discontinuity GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Felzer, K. R., Beroza, G. C. 1999; 26 (14): 2121-2124
  • Postseismic response of repeating aftershocks GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Schaff, D. P., Beroza, G. C., Shaw, B. E. 1998; 25 (24): 4549-4552
  • Observation of the seismic nucleation phase in the Ridgecrest, California, earthquake sequence GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ellsworth, W. L., Beroza, G. C. 1998; 25 (3): 401-404
  • Source array analysis of coda waves near the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, mainshock: Implications for the mechanism of coseismic velocity changes JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Dodge, D. A., Beroza, G. C. 1997; 102 (B11): 24437-24458
  • Earthquake seismology GEOTIMES Beroza, G. C. 1997; 42 (2): 53-54
  • Short slip duration in dynamic rupture in the presence of heterogeneous fault properties JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Beroza, G. C., Mikumo, T. 1996; 101 (B10): 22449-22460
  • Detailed observations of California foreshock sequences: Implications for the earthquake initiation process JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Dodge, D. A., Beroza, G. C., ELLSWORTH, W. L. 1996; 101 (B10): 22371-22392
  • SEISMIC EVIDENCE FOR AN EARTHQUAKE NUCLEATION PHASE SCIENCE ELLSWORTH, W. L., Beroza, G. C. 1995; 268 (5212): 851-855

    Abstract

    Near-source observations show that earthquakes initiate with a distinctive seismic nucleation phase that is characterized by a low rate of moment release relative to the rest of the event. This phase was observed for the 30 earthquakes having moment magnitudes 2.6 to 8.1, and the size and duration of this phase scale with the eventual size of the earthquake. During the nucleation phase, moment release was irregular and appears to have been confined to a limited region of the fault. It was characteristically followed by quadratic growth in the moment rate as rupture began to propagate away from the nucleation zone. These observations suggest that the nucleation process exerts a strong influence on the size of the eventual earthquake.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995QX85000031

    View details for PubMedID 17792179

  • STABILITY OF CODA WAVE ATTENUATION DURING THE LOMA-PRIETA, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Beroza, G. C., Cole, A. T., ELLSWORTH, W. L. 1995; 100 (B3): 3977-3987
  • EARTHQUAKE SEISMOLOGY GEOTIMES Beroza, G. C. 1995; 40 (2): 49-50
  • SEISMIC SOURCE MODELING REVIEWS OF GEOPHYSICS Beroza, G. C. 1995; 33: 299-308
  • Evolution of the 1992 Landers, California, foreshock sequence and its implications for earthquake nucleation Journal of Geophysical Research Dodge, D. A., Beroza, G. C., Ellsworth, W. L. 1995; 100: 9865-9880
  • SLIP DISTRIBUTION OF THE 1992 LANDERS EARTHQUAKE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE SOURCE MECHANICS BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA COHEE, B. P., Beroza, G. C. 1994; 84 (3): 692-712
  • EARTHQUAKE SEISMOLOGY GEOTIMES Beroza, G. C. 1994; 39 (2): 36-36
  • A comparison of two methods for finite-fault inversion using strong-motion data Annali di Geofisica Cohee, B. P., Beroza, G. C. 1994; 37: 77-101
  • Evidence for near-frictionless faulting in the October 17, 1989 (M=6.9) Loma Prieta, California earthquake and its aftershocks--Reply to comments by James Savage Geology Zoback, M. D., Beroza, G. C. 1994; 22: 279-280
  • THE CAPE MENDOCINO, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKES OF APRIL 1992 - SUBDUCTION AT THE TRIPLE JUNCTION SCIENCE Oppenheimer, D., Beroza, G., Carver, G., Dengler, L., Eaton, J., Gee, L., Gonzalez, F., JAYKO, A., Li, W. H., Lisowski, M., Magee, M., Marshall, G., Murray, M., Mcpherson, R., Romanowicz, B., Satake, K., Simpson, R., Somerville, P., Stein, R., Valentine, D. 1993; 261 (5120): 433-438

    Abstract

    The 25 April 1992 magnitude 7.1 Cape Mendocino thrust earthquake demonstrated that the North America-Gorda plate boundary is seismogenic and illustrated hazards that could result from much larger earthquakes forecast for the Cascadia region. The shock occurred just north of the Mendocino Triple Junction and caused strong ground motion and moderate damage in the immediate area. Rupture initiated onshore at a depth of 10.5 kilometers and propagated up-dip and seaward. Slip on steep faults in the Gorda plate generated two magnitude 6.6 aftershocks on 26 April. The main shock did not produce surface rupture on land but caused coastal uplift and a tsunami. The emerging picture of seismicity and faulting at the triple junction suggests that the region is likely to continue experiencing significant seismicity.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1993LN62300026

    View details for PubMedID 17770022

  • THE NATURE OF THE LANDERS-MOJAVE EARTHQUAKE LINE SCIENCE Nur, A., Ron, H., Beroza, G. C. 1993; 261 (5118): 201-203

    Abstract

    The Landers, California, earthquake of 28 June 1992 (magnitude = 7.3) is the latest of six significant earthquakes in the past 60 years whose epicenters and slip directions define a 100-kilometer alignment running approximately N15 degrees W across the central Mojave region. This pattern may indicate a geologically young throughgoing fault that replaces numerous older strike-slip faults by obliquely cutting across them. These older faults, and perhaps also the bend in the San Andreas fault, may be losing their ability to accommodate upper crustal deformation because they have become unfavorably oriented with respect to the regional stress field.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1993LL59600037

    View details for PubMedID 17829278

  • SEISMICITY REMOTELY TRIGGERED BY THE MAGNITUDE 7.3 LANDERS, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE SCIENCE Hill, D. P., Reasenberg, P. A., Michael, A., ARABAZ, W. J., Beroza, G., Brumbaugh, D., Brune, J. N., Castro, R., Davis, S., dePolo, D., ELLSWORTH, W. L., Gomberg, J., Harmsen, S., House, L., Jackson, S. M., Johnston, M. J., Jones, L., Keller, R., Malone, S., Munguia, L., Nava, S., Pechmann, J. C., Sanford, A., SIMPSON, R. W., SMITH, R. B., Stark, M., Stickney, M., Vidal, A., Walter, S., Wong, V., ZOLLWEG, J. 1993; 260 (5114): 1617-1623

    Abstract

    The magnitude 7.3 Landers earthquake of 28 June 1992 triggered a remarkably sudden and widespread increase in earthquake activity across much of the western United States. The triggered earthquakes, which occurred at distances up to 1250 kilometers (17 source dimensions) from the Landers mainshock, were confined to areas of persistent seismicity and strike-slip to normal faulting. Many of the triggered areas also are sites of geothermal and recent volcanic activity. Static stress changes calculated for elastic models of the earthquake appear to be too small to have caused the triggering. The most promising explanations involve nonlinear interactions between large dynamic strains accompanying seismic waves from the mainshock and crustal fluids (perhaps including crustal magma).

    View details for Web of Science ID A1993LG17600020

    View details for PubMedID 17810202

  • COMPARISON OF ULTRA-LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS WITH AFTERSHOCK ACTIVITY DURING THE 1989 LOMA-PRIETA EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA FENOGLIO, M. A., FRASERSMITH, A. C., Beroza, G. C., Johnston, M. J. 1993; 83 (2): 347-357
  • EVIDENCE FOR NEAR-FRICTIONLESS FAULTING IN THE 1989 (M-6.9) LOMA-PRIETA, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE AND ITS AFTERSHOCKS GEOLOGY Zoback, M. D., Beroza, G. C. 1993; 21 (2): 181-185
  • MECHANISM DIVERSITY OF THE LOMA-PRIETA AFTERSHOCKS AND THE MECHANICS OF MAINSHOCK-AFTERSHOCK INTERACTION SCIENCE Beroza, G. C., Zoback, M. D. 1993; 259 (5092): 210-213

    Abstract

    The diverse aftershock sequence of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake is inconsistent with conventional models of mainshock-aftershock interaction because the aftershocks do not accommodate mainshock-induced stress changes. Instead, the sense of slip of the aftershocks is consistent with failure in response to a nearly uniaxial stress field in which the maximum principal stress acts almost normal to the mainshock fault plane. This orientation implies that (i) stress drop in the mainshock was nearly complete, (ii) mainshock-induced decreases of fault strength helped were important in controlling the occurrence of after-shocks, and (iii) mainshock rupture was limited to those sections of the fault with preexisting shear stress available to drive fault slip.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1993KF71900025

    View details for PubMedID 17790987

  • Potential seismic hazard from reverse faulting on the San Francisco Peninsula Bulletin of the Seismology Society of America Kovach, B., Beroza, G. C. 1993; 83: 597-602
  • Landers-Mojave earthquake line: a new fault system? GSA Today Nur, A., Ron, H., Beroza, G. C. 1993; 3: 253-258
  • Seismicity in the Western United States remotely triggered by the M 7.4 Landers, California, earthquake of June 28, 1992 U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 93-0542 Hill, D. P., Reasenberg, P. A., Michael, A. J., Arabasz, W. J., Beroza, G. C., Brune, J. N., Brumbaugh, D. S., Castro, R., Davis, S. D., DePolo, D. M., Ellsworth, W. L., Gomberg, J. S., Harmsen, S. C., House, L., Jackson, S. M., Keller, R., Malone, S. D., Munguia, L., Nava, S., Pechmann, J. C., Sanford, A. R., Simpson, R. W., Smith, R. S., Stark, M. A., Stickney, M. C., Vidal, A., Walter, S. R., Wong, V., Zollweg, J. E. 1992: 238-276
  • NEAR-SOURCE MODELING OF THE LOMA-PRIETA EARTHQUAKE - EVIDENCE FOR HETEROGENEOUS SLIP AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE HAZARD BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Beroza, G. C. 1991; 81 (5): 1603-1621
  • Searching for slow and silent earthquakes using free oscillations Journal of Geophysical Research Beroza, G. C., Jordan, T. H. 1990; 95: 2485-2510
  • LINEARIZED INVERSION FOR FAULT RUPTURE BEHAVIOR - APPLICATION TO THE 1984 MORGAN-HILL, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH AND PLANETS Beroza, G. C., SPUDICH, P. 1988; 93 (B6): 6275-6296
  • Calculation of strong ground motion due to an extended earthquake source in a laterally varying medium Bulletin of the Seismology Society of America Cormier, V. F., Beroza, G. C. 1987; 77: 1-13
  • Source mechanisms of the June 7, 1982 Ometepec, Mexico earthquake Geophysical Research Letters Beroza, G. C., Rial, J. A., McNally, K. C. 1984; 11: 689-692

Books and Book Chapters


  • Slow Earthquakes McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology Beroza, G. C. McGraw Hill, New York. 2008: 299-301
  • Imaging earthquake source complexity Data Seismic Earth: Analysis of Broadband Seismograms Ide, S., Beroza, G. C., McGuire, J. J. edited by Levander, A., Nolet, G. American Geophysical Union. 2005
  • Frequency dependent source processes for the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake using a complex spectral inversion, Prediction of Strong Ground Motions in Urban Regions US-Japan Cooperative Research on Urban Earthquake Disaster Reduction Miyake, H., Beroza, G. C., Iwata, T. 2004: 11-24
  • Precise Earthquake Location McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology Beroza, G. S., Zanzkeria, E. E. McGraw Hill, New York. 2004: 268-271
  • History of Geophysics at Stanford International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part B Kovach, R. L., Beroza, G. C. edited by Lee et al. Academic Press. 2003
  • Rupture history of the earthquake estimated from high-frequency strong-motion data The Loma Prieta, California Earthquake of October 17, 1989–Main-Shock Characteristics Beroza, G. C. 1996: A9-A32
  • Near-source imaging of seismic rupture, Ph.D. Thesis Beroza, G. C. Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 1989
  • High frequency earthquake strong ground motion in laterally varying media: the effect of a fault zone Strong Ground Motion Seismology Beroza, G. C., Cormier, V. F. edited by Erdik, M. O., Toksöz, M. N. 1987: 209-224

Conference Proceedings


  • Fault Zones from Top to Bottom: A Geophysical Perspective Dahlem Foundation Conference: Tectonic Faults--Agents of Change on a Dynamic Earth Mooney, W. D., Beroza, G. C., Kind, R. 2007: 9-46
  • A hybrid method for calculating near-source, broadband seismograms: application to strong motion prediction Mai, P. M., Beroza, G. C. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2003: 183-199
  • Improving strong ground motion prediction: scaling of the earthquake source, complexity of earthquake slip, and dynamic-stochastic modeling of earthquake rupture Proceedings of US-Japan Cooperative Resarch on Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Mai, P. M., Beroza, G. C. 2001: 13-24
  • Fault structure and mechanics from high-resolution earthquake locations on the Hayward and Calaveras faults Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System Waldhauser, F., Beroza, G. C., Schaff, D. P., Ellsworth, W. L., Bokelmann, G. R. 2000
  • Constraints on fault mechanics from Calaveras fault seismicity Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System Beroza, G. C., Schaff, D. P., Bokelmann, G. R. 2000
  • A mechanical explanation for multiple-fault rupture in the Mojave. Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System Ron, H., Bores, G. C., Nur, A. 2000
  • Constraints on crustal rheology from earthquake focal mechanisms Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System Bokelmann, G. R., Beroza, G. C. 2000
  • The role of earthquake mechanics research in seismic hazard analysis Proceedings of Structural Engineers World Congress Beroza, G. C. 1998: 803
  • Properties of the seismic nucleation phase Beroza, G. C., ELLSWORTH, W. L. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 1996: 209-227
  • Seismic evidence for an earthquake nucleation phase Ellsworth, W. L., Beroza, G. C. 1994: 225-240