Ruth A. Harris

U.S. Geological Survey
Supervisory Research Geophysicist

Expertise: Geophysics/Earthquakes
About Me Publications
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
Harris, R. A. (2017, 08). Large Earthquakes and Creeping Faults. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7747
Harris, R. A. (2016, 08). Aiming for Validation – The SCEC/USGS Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Code Comparison Exercise. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6520
Harris, R. A. (2017). Large Earthquakes and Creeping Faults. Reviews of Geophysics, 55(1), 169–198. doi: 10.1002/2016RG000539. SCEC Contribution 7189
Barall, M., & Harris, R. A. (2015). Metrics for Comparing Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Simulations. Seismological Research Letters, 86(1), 223-235. doi: 10.1785/0220140122. SCEC Contribution 1951
Harris, R. A., & Abrahamson, N. A. (2014). Strong ground motions generated by earthquakes on creeping faults. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(11), 3870-3875. doi: 10.1002/2014GL060228. SCEC Contribution 2098
Barall, M., & Harris, R. A. (2012). Thermodynamic method for generating random stress distributions on an earthquake fault. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1226, 112. SCEC Contribution 1459
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
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
Harris, R. A., & Arrowsmith, J. R. (2006). Introduction to the Special Issue on the 2004 Parkfield Earthquake and the Parkfield Earthquake Prediction Experiment. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96(4B), S1-S10. doi: 10.1785/0120050831. SCEC Contribution 999
Harris, R. A., & Day, S. M. (2006). Reply to Comment by Y. Ben-Zion on "Material Contrast Does Not Predict Earthquake Rupture Propagation Direction". Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L13311. doi: 10.1029/2006GL026811. SCEC Contribution 998
Andrews, D. J., & Harris, R. A. (2006). Reply to comment by Y. Ben-Zion on "The wrinkle-like slip pulse is not important in earthquake dynamics". Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06311. doi: 10.1029/2006GL025743. SCEC Contribution 997
Andrews, D. J., & Harris, R. A. (2005). The Wrinkle-Like Slip Pulse is not Important in Earthquake Dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23303. doi: 10.1029/2005GL023996. SCEC Contribution 935
Harris, R. A., & Day, S. M. (2005). Material Contrast Does Not Predict Earthquake Rupture Propagation Direction. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23301. doi: 10.1029/2005GL023941. SCEC Contribution 921
Bakun, W., Aagaard, B. T., Dost, B., Ellsworth, W. L., Hardebeck, J. L., Harris, R. A., Ji, C., Johnston, M., Langbein, J. O., Lienkaemper, J. J., Michael, A. J., Murray, J. R., Nadeau, R. M., Reichle, M., Reasenberg, P., Roeloffs, E., Shakal, A., Simpson, R. W., & Waldhauser, F. (2005). Implications for prediction and hazard assessment from the 2004 Parkfield earthquake. Nature, 437(13 October 2005), 969-974. doi: 10.1038/nature04067. SCEC Contribution 920
Dreger, D. S., Oglesby, D. D., Harris, R. A., Ruppert, N., & Hansen, R. (2004). Kinematic and Dynamic Rupture Models of the November 3, 2002 Mw7.9 Denali, Alaska, Earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L04605. doi: 10.1029/2003GL018333. SCEC Contribution 836
Harris, R. A. (2004). Numerical Simulations of Large Earthquakes: Dynamic Rupture Propagation on Heterogeneous Faults. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 161(11-12), 2171-2181. doi: 10.1007/s00024-004-2556-8. SCEC Contribution 830
Oglesby, D. D., Dreger, D. S., Harris, R. A., Ruppert, N., & Hansen, R. (2004). Inverse Kinematic and Forward Dynamic Models of the 2002 Denali Fault Earthquake, Alaska. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 94(6B), S214-S233. doi: 10.1785/0120040620. SCEC Contribution 783
Harris, R. A., & Archuleta, R. J. (2004). Seismology: Earthquake Rupture Dynamics: Comparing the Numerical Simulation Methods. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 85(34), 321. SCEC Contribution 776
Eberhart-Phillips, D., Haeussler, P., Freymueller, J. T., Frankel, A., Rubin, C. M., Craw, P., Ruppert, N., Anderson, G., Carver, G., Crone, A. J., Dawson, T., Fletcher, H., Hansen, R., Harp, E., Harris, R. A., Hill, D. P., Hreinsdottir, S., Jibson, R., Jones, L. M., Kayen, R., Keefer, D. K., Larsen, C. F., Moran, S. C., Personius, S. F., Plafker, G., Sherrod, B., Sieh, K., Sitar, N., & Wallace, W. (2003). The 2002 Denali fault earthquake, Alaska: A large magnitude, slip-partitioned event. Science, 300(5622), 1113-1118. doi: 10.1126/science.1082703. SCEC Contribution 839
Harris, R. A. (2003). Stress triggers, Stress shadows, and Seismic hazard. In W. H. Lee, H. Kanamori, P. C. Jennings, & C. Kisslinger (Eds.), International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, (, pp. 1217-1232) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier SCEC Contribution 831
Harris, R. A. (2002). The 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine, California, Earthquake: A Test of the Stress Shadow Hypothesis?. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(4), 1497-1512. doi: 10.1785/0120000913. SCEC Contribution 833
Harris, R. A., Dolan, J. F., Hartleb, R., & Day, S. M. (2002). The 1999 Izmit, Turkey Earthquake: A 3D Dynamic Stress Transfer Model of Intraearthquake Triggering. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(1), 245-255. doi: 10.1785/0120000825. SCEC Contribution 595
Gomberg, J. S., Reasenberg, P., Bodin, P., & Harris, R. A. (2001). Earthquake triggering by seismic waves following the Landers and Hector Mine earthquakes. Nature, 411 , 462-466. doi: 10.1038/35078053. SCEC Contribution 835
Harris, R. A. (2000, 9). What Stops Earthquakes?. Oral Presentation at 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System. SCEC Contribution 844
Harris, R. A. (2000). Earthquake. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2001, (, pp. 137-138) New York City, USA: Mcgraw-Hill SCEC Contribution 843
Harris, R. A. (2000). Earthquakes (1999 Geoscience Highlights Issue). Geotimes, 45(7), 15. SCEC Contribution 842
Harris, R. A. (2000). Earthquake Stress Triggers, Stress Shadows, and Seismic Hazard. Current Science, 79(9), 1215-1225. SCEC Contribution 834
Harris, R. A. (1999). Earthquake Seismology (1998 Geoscience Highlights Issue). Geotimes, 44, 21-22. SCEC Contribution 841
Harris, R. A., & Day, S. M. (1999). Dynamic 3D Simulations of Earthquakes on En Echelon Faults. Geophysical Research Letters, 26(14), 2089-2092. SCEC Contribution 474
Harris, R. A. (1998). Harris, R.A., Earthquake Seismology (1997 Geoscience Highlights). Geotimes, 43(2), 21-22. SCEC Contribution 840
Harris, R. A. (1998). Forecasts of the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 88(4), 898-916. SCEC Contribution 838
Harris, R. A. (1998). Chapter B. Forecasts. The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989. USGS Professional Paper 1550-B, (, pp. B1-B28) , : SCEC Contribution 837
Harris, R. A. (1998). Introduction to special section: Stress triggers, stress shadows, and implications for seismic hazard. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(B10), 24347-24358. SCEC Contribution 420
Harris, R. A., & Simpson, R. W. (1998). Suppression of Large Earthquakes by Stress Shadows - A Comparison of Coulomb and Rate-and-State Failure. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(B10), 24439-24451. SCEC Contribution 419
Harris, R. A., & Day, S. M. (1997). Effects of a Low-Velocity Zone on a Dynamic Rupture. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(5), 1267-1280. SCEC Contribution 349
Harris, R. A., & Simpson, R. W. (1996). In the Shadow of 1857-the Effect of the Great Ft. Tejon Earthquake on Subsequent Earthquakes in Southern California. Geophysical Research Letters, 23(3), 229-232. doi: 10.1029/96GL00015. SCEC Contribution 305
Harris, R. A., Simpson, R. W., & Reasenberg, P. (1995). Influence of Static Stress Changes on Earthquake Locations in Southern California. Nature, 375(6528), 221-224. doi: 10.1038/375221a0. SCEC Contribution 304
Harris, R. A., & Day, S. M. (1993). Dynamics of Fault Interaction: Parallel Strike Slip Faults. Journal of Geophysical Research, 98(3), 4461-4472. SCEC Contribution 17
Harris, R. A., & Simpson, R. W. (1993). Stress Caused by the 1992 Landers Earthquake. Landers Earthquake and its Aftershocks, San Bernandino County Museum Associates Quarterly, 40(1), 61-64. SCEC Contribution 131
Harris, R. A., & Simpson, R. W. (1992). Changes in Static Stress on Southern California Faults after the 1992 Landers Earthquake. Nature, 360(6401), 251-254. doi: 10.1038/360251a0. SCEC Contribution 45

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