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Jean-Paul Ampuero

Seismological Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Seismology

Expertise: Earthquake dynamics, computational seismology
About Me Publications
Bai, K., & Ampuero, J. (2017). Effect of seismogenic depth and background stress on physical limits of earthquake rupture across fault step-overs. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, (under review). SCEC Contribution 7964
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Aagaard, B., Ma, S., Roten, D., Olsen, K., Duan, B., Luo, B., Liu, D., Bai, K., Ampuero, J., Kaneko, Y., Gabriel, A., Duru, K., Ulrich, T., Wollherr, S., Shi, Z., Dunham, E., Bydlon, S., Zhang, Z., Chen, X., Somala, S., Pelties, C., Tago, J., Cruz-Atienza, V., Kozdon, J., Daub, E., Aslam, K., Kase, Y., Withers, K., & Dalguer, L. (2017). A suite of exercises for verifying dynamic earthquake rupture codes. Seismological Research Letters, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 7960
Luo, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2017). Stability of faults with heterogeneous friction properties and effective normal stress. Tectonophysics, (under review). SCEC Contribution 7946
Meier, M., Ampuero, J., & Heaton, T. H. (2017, 08). What does an 'average' large subduction earthquake look like?. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7705
Larochelle, S., Lapusta, N., & Ampuero, J. (2017, 08). The Role of Dilatancy in Fluid-Induced Fault Slip . Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7637
Ampuero, J., & Mao, X. (2017). Upper limit on damage zone thickness controlled by seismogenic depth. In M. Thomas, H. S. Bhat, & T. M. Mitchell (Eds.), Fault Zone Dynamic Processes: Evolution of Fault Properties During Seismic Rupture, (accepted). SCEC Contribution 7202
Xu, S., Ben-Zion, Y., Ampuero, J., & Lyakhovsky, V. (2014). Dynamic ruptures on a frictional interface with off-fault brittle damage: Feedback mechanisms and effects on slip and near-fault motion. Geophysical Journal International, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 1920
Somala, S., Ampuero, J., & Lapusta, N. (2013). Rise Time Resolution: Effect of Network Spacing and Rupture Velocity. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 2008
Somala, S., Ampuero, J., & Lapusta, N. (2013). Finite-fault source inversion using adjoint methods in 3D heterogeneous media. Geophysical Journal International, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 2007
Hillers, G., & Ampuero, J. (2011). Spontaneous harmonic tremor on the San Jacinto fault, southern California. Nature Geoscience, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 1502
Mai, P. M., Shearer, P. M., Ampuero, J., & Lay, T. (2016). Standards for Documenting Finite-Fault Earthquake Rupture Models . Seismological Research Letters, 87(3), 712-718. SCEC Contribution 2107
Goebel, T. H., Hauksson, E., Shearer, P. M., & Ampuero, J. (2015). Stress-drop heterogeneity within tectonically complex regions: a case study of San Gorgonio Pass, southern California. Geophysical Journal International, 202(1), 514-528. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv160. SCEC Contribution 6113
Hauksson, E., Goebel, T. H., Ampuero, J., & Cochran, E. S. (2015). A century of oilfield operations and earthquakes in the greater Los Angeles basin, southern California. The Leading Edge, 34(6), 650-652,654-656. doi: 10.1190/tle34060650.1. SCEC Contribution 2072
Avouac, J., Ayoub, F., Wei, S., Ampuero, J., Meng, L., Leprince, S., Jolivet, R., Duputel, Z., & Helmberger, D. V. (2014). Seismic slip boosted on a misoriented fault bend during the 2013, Mw7.7 Balochistan Earthquake. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 391, 128-134. SCEC Contribution 2006
Duputel, Z., Simons, M., Agram, P. S., Minson, S. E., & Ampuero, J. (2013, 12). Toward the next generation of earthquake source models by accounting for model prediction error. Presentation at 2013 AGU Fall Meeting. SCEC Contribution 2041
Ampuero, J., Gabriel, A., & Mai, P. M. (2013, 4). Physics-based relations between earthquake source parameters and their impact on strong ground motion prediction. Oral Presentation at 2013 SSA Annual Meeting. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50213. SCEC Contribution 1886
Gabriel, A., Ampuero, J., Dalguer, L. A., & Mai, P. M. (2013). Source Properties of Dynamic Rupture Pulses with Off-fault Plasticity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(8), 4117-4126. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50213. SCEC Contribution 1655
Somala, S., Ampuero, J., & Lapusta, N. (2012, 12). Earthquake source inversion with dense networks. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1882
Inbal, A., Ampuero, J., Avouac, J., Lengline, O., & Helmberger, D. V. (2012, 12). Tying the spectral ends of the M9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake sequence: High-frequency radiators and early quasi-static afterslip. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1880
Duputel, Z., Kanamori, H., Tsai, V. C., Rivera, L., Meng, L., Ampuero, J., & Stock, J. M. (2012). The 2012 Sumatra great earthquake sequence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 351-352, 247-257. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.017. SCEC Contribution 1875
Gabriel, A., Ampuero, J., Dalguer, L. A., & Mai, P. M. (2012, 12). Near-Source Shaking and Dynamic Rupture in Plastic Media. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1789
Duputel, Z., Kanamori, H., Tsai, V. C., Rivera, L., Meng, L., Ampuero, J., & Stock, J. M. (2012, 12). The Sumatra great earthquake sequence of 11 April 2012: Evidence of rupture onto multiple subfaults. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1788
Luo, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2012, 12). Simulation of complex tremor migration patterns. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1783
Brown, J. R., Hough, S. E., & Ampuero, J. (2012, 12). Detecting Ambient Tectonic Tremor in Southern California. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1780
Xu, S., Ben-Zion, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2012). Properties of Inelastic Yielding Zones Generated by In-plane Dynamic Ruptures: II. Detailed parameter-space study. Geophysical Journal International, 191(3), 1343–1360. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05679.x. SCEC Contribution 1706
Xu, S., Ben-Zion, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2012). Properties of inelastic yielding zones generated by in-plane dynamic ruptures: I. model description and basic results. Geophysical Journal International, 191(3), 1325–1342. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05679.x. SCEC Contribution 1705
Meng, L., Ampuero, J., Stock, J. M., Duputel, Z., Luo, Y., & Tsai, V. C. (2012). Earthquake in a maze: compressional rupture branching during the 2012 Mw 8.6 Sumatra earthquake. Science,. doi: 10.1126/science.1224030. SCEC Contribution 1656
Gabriel, A., Ampuero, J., Dalguer, L. A., & Mai, P. M. (2012). The transition of dynamic rupture styles in elastic media under velocity-weakening friction. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(B9), B09311. doi: 10.1029/2012JB009468. SCEC Contribution 1654
Huang, Y., Meng, L., & Ampuero, J. (2012). A dynamic model of the frequency-dependent rupture process of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake. Earth, Planets and Space, 64(12), 1061-1066. doi: 10.5047/eps.2012.05.011. SCEC Contribution 1652
Meng, L., Ampuero, J., Luo, Y., Wu, W., & Ni, S. (2012). Mitigating artifacts in back-projection source imaging with implications on frequency-dependent properties of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Earth, Planets and Space, 64(12), 1101-1109. doi: 10.5047/eps.2012.05.010. SCEC Contribution 1651
Meng, L., Ampuero, J., & Sladen, A. (2012). High-resolution backprojection at regional distance: Application to the Haiti M7.0 earthquake and comparisons with finite source studies. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(B4), B04313. doi: 10.1029/2011JB008702. SCEC Contribution 1650
Ader, T. J., Ampuero, J., & Avouac, J. (2012). The role of velocity-neutral creep on the modulation of tectonic tremor activity by periodic loading. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(16), n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1029/2012GL052326. SCEC Contribution 1647
Pelties, C., Álvarez, J., Ampuero, J., Brietzke, G., & Kaeser, M. A. (2012). Three-dimensional dynamic rupture simulation with a high-order Discontinuous Galerkin method on unstructured tetrahedral meshes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(B2), B02309. doi: 10.1029/2011JB008857. SCEC Contribution 1526
Simons, M., Minson, S. E., Sladen, A., Ortega, F., Jiang, J., Owen, S. E., Meng, L., Ampuero, J., Wei, S., Chu, R., Helmberger, D. V., Kanamori, H., Hetland, E. A., Moore, A. W., & Webb, F. H. (2011). The 2011 Magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake: Mosaicking the Megathrust from Seconds to Centuries. Science, 332, 1421-1425. doi: 10.1126/science.1206731. SCEC Contribution 1653
Kaneko, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2011). A mechanism for preseismic steady rupture fronts observed in laboratory experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 38(L21307). doi: 10.1029/2011GL049953. SCEC Contribution 1511
Meng, L., Inbal, A., & Ampuero, J. (2011). A window into the complexity of the dynamic rupture of the 2011 Mw 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters,. doi: 10.1029/2011GL048118. SCEC Contribution 1501
Kaneko, Y., Ampuero, J., & Lapusta, N. (2011). Spectral-element simulations of long-term fault slip: Effect of low-rigidity layers on earthquake-cycle dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116(B10313). doi: 10.1029/2011JB008395. SCEC Contribution 1477
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Andrews, D. J., Duan, B., Ma, S., Dunham, E. M., Gabriel, A., Kaneko, Y., Kase, Y., Aagaard, B. T., Oglesby, D. D., Ampuero, J., Hanks, T. C., & Abrahamson, N. A. (2011). Verifying a computational method for predicting extreme ground motion. Seismological Research Letters, 82(5), 638-644. doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.5.638. SCEC Contribution 1473
Lyakhovsky, V., Hamiel, Y., Ampuero, J., & Ben-Zion, Y. (2009). Nonlinear damage rheology and wave resonance in rocks. Geophysical Journal International, 178, 910–920. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04205.x. SCEC Contribution 1710
Ariyoshi, K., Hori, T., Ampuero, J., Kaneda, Y., Matsuzawa, T., Hino, R., & Hasegawa, A. (2009). Influence of interaction between small asperities on various types of slow earthquakes in a 3-D simulation for a subduction plate boundary. Gondwana Research, 16(3-4), 534-544. doi: 10.1016/ . SCEC Contribution 1566
Ben-Zion, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2009). Seismic radiation from regions sustaining material damage. Geophysical Journal International, 178(3), 1351-1356. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04285.x. SCEC Contribution 1378
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Archuleta, R. J., Dunham, E. M., Aagaard, B. T., Ampuero, J., Bhat, H. S., Cruz-Atienza, V. M., Dalguer, L. A., Dawson, P. B., Day, S. M., Duan, B., Ely, G. P., Kaneko, Y., Kase, Y., Lapusta, N., Liu, Y., Ma, S., Oglesby, D. D., Olsen, K. B., Pitarka, A., Song, S., & Templeton, E. L. (2009). The SCEC/USGS Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Code Verification Exercise. Seismological Research Letters, 80(January/February 2009), 119-126. doi: 10.1785/gssrl.80.1.119. SCEC Contribution 1184
Ampuero, J., & Ben-Zion, Y. (2008). Cracks, pulses and macroscopic asymmetry of dynamic rupture on a bimaterial interface with velocity-weakening friction. Geophysical Journal International, 173(2), 674-692. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03736.x. SCEC Contribution 1371
Kaneko, Y., Lapusta, N., & Ampuero, J. (2008). Spectral element modeling of spontaneous earthquake rupture on rate-and-state faults: Effect of velocity-strengthening friction at shallow depths. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113. doi: 10.1029/2007JB005553. SCEC Contribution 1203
Hillers, G., Mai, P. M., Ben-Zion, Y., & Ampuero, J. (2007). Statistical Properties of Seismicity of Fault Zones at Different Evolutionary Stages. Geophysical Journal International, 169(2), 515-533. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03275.x. SCEC Contribution 1045

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