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Hiroo Kanamori

Seismological Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Geoph Prof Emeritus
About Me Publications
Ross, Z. E., Kanamori, H., & Hauksson, E. (2017, 08). Anomalously large complete stress drop during the 2016 Mw 5.2 Borrego Springs earthquake inferred by waveform modeling and near-source aftershock deficit. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7506
Ye, L., Kanamori, H., Lay, T., & Avouac, J. (2017, 05). Strike-slip Faulting Energy Release. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6899
Yue, H., Simons, M., Liang, C., Fattahi, H., Fielding, E. J., Kanamori, H., Helmberger, D. V., Zhu, L., Sylvain, M., & Avouac, J. (2016, 08). Kinematic Rupture Process of the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto Earthquake Sequence. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6990
Lin, Y., Ma, K., Kanamori, H., Song, T. A., Lapusta, N., & Tsai, V. C. (2016, 08). Evidence for Non-Self-Similarity of Microearthquakes Recorded at a Taiwan Borehole Seismometer Array. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6735
Hauksson, E., Olson, B., Grant, A., Andrews, J. R., Chung, A. I., Hough, S. E., Kanamori, H., McBride, S. K., Michael, A. J., Page, M. T., Ross, Z. E., Smith, D. E., & Valkaniotis, S. N. (2020). The Normal-Faulting 2020 Mw 5.8 Lone Pine, Eastern California, Earthquake Sequence. Seismological Research Letters, 92(2A), 679-698. doi: 10.1785/0220200324. SCEC Contribution 11888
Lay, T., Ye, L., Kanamori, H., & Avouac, J. (2016, 12). The 16 April 2016, Mw 7.8 Ecuador earthquake: a quasi-repeater of the 1942 Ms 7.5 earthquake and partial re-rupture of the 1906 Ms 8.6 Colombia-Ecuador earthquake. Oral Presentation at AGU Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7257
Hauksson, E., Kanamori, H., Stock, J. M., Cormier, M., & Legg, M. R. (2014). Active Pacific North America plate boundary tectonics as evidenced by seismicity in the oceanic lithosphere offshore Baja California, Mexico. Geophysical Journal International, 196(3), 1619-1630. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt467. SCEC Contribution 1745
Noda, H., Lapusta, N., & Kanamori, H. (2013). Comparison of average stress drop measures for ruptures with heterogeneous stress change and implications for earthquake physics. Geophysical Journal International, 193(3), 1691-1712. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt074. SCEC Contribution 1703
Hauksson, E., Stock, J. M., Bilham, R., Boese, M., Chen, X., Fielding, E. J., Galetzka, J. E., Hudnut, K. W., Hutton, K., Jones, L. M., Kanamori, H., Shearer, P. M., Steidl, J. H., Treiman, J. A., Wei, S., & Yang, W. (2013). Report on the August 2012 Brawley Earthquake Swarm in Imperial Valley, Southern California. Seismological Research Letters, 84(2), 177-189. doi: 10.1785/0220120169. SCEC Contribution 1678
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
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
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
Hauksson, E., Stock, J. M., Hutton, K., Yang, W., Vidal-Villegas, A., & Kanamori, H. (2010). The 2010 Mw7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake Sequence, Baja California, Mexico and Southernmost California, USA: Active Seismotectonics Along the Mexican Pacific Margin. Pure and Applied Geophysics: Geodynamics of the Mexican Pacific Margin,. doi: 10.1007/s00024-010-0209-7. SCEC Contribution 1439
Xia, K., Rosakis, A. J., Kanamori, H., & Rice, J. R. (2005). Laboratory Earthquakes Along Inhomogeneous Faults: Directionality and Supershear. Science, 308(5722), 681-684. doi: 10.1126/science.1108193. SCEC Contribution 889
Fialko, Y., Rivera, L., & Kanamori, H. (2005). Estimate of differential stress in the upper crust from variations in topography and strike along the San Andreas fault. Geophysical Journal International, 160(2), 527-532. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02511.x. SCEC Contribution 806
Tinsley, J. C., Hough, S. E., Yong, A., Kanamori, H., Yu, E., Appel, V., & Wills, C. J. (2004). Geotechnical Characterization of TriNet Sites: A Status Report. Seismological Research Letters, 75, 505-514. SCEC Contribution 774
Hough, S. E., & Kanamori, H. (2002). Source properties of earthquakes near the Salton Sea triggered by the Hector Mine earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(4), 1281-1289. doi: 10.1785/0120000910. SCEC Contribution 575
Brodsky, E. E., Karakostas, V., & Kanamori, H. (2000). A New Observation of Dynamically Triggered Regional Seismicity: Earthquakes in Greece Following the August, 1999 Izmit, Turkey Earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(17), 2741-2744. SCEC Contribution 520
Zhu, L., & Kanamori, H. (2000). Moho Depth Variation in Southern California from Teleseismic Receiver Functions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B2), 2969-2980. SCEC Contribution 464
Venkataraman, A., Mori, J., & Kanamori, H. (2000). Fine Structure of the Rupture Zone of the April 26th and 27th, 1997, Northridge Aftershocks. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B8), 19085-19093. SCEC Contribution 460
Sato, T., & Kanamori, H. (1999). Beginning of Earthquakes Modeled with the Griffith's Fracture Criterion. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 89(1), 80-93. SCEC Contribution 434
Deng, J., Gurnis, M., Kanamori, H., & Hauksson, E. (1998). Viscoelastic Flow in the Lower Crust after the 1992 Landers, California, Earthquake. Science, 282(5394), 1689-1692. doi: 10.1126/science.282.5394.1689. SCEC Contribution 446
Zhao, D., Kanamori, H., & Wiens, D. (1997). State of Stress Before and After the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 24(5), 519-522. doi: 10.1029/97GL00258. SCEC Contribution 363
Thio, H., & Kanamori, H. (1996). Source Complexity of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and its Relation to Aftershock Mechanisms. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 86(1B, supplement), S84-S92. SCEC Contribution 287
Zhao, D., Kanamori, H., & Humphreys, E. D. (1996). Simultaneous Inversion of Local and Teleseismic Data for the Crust and Mantle Structure of Southern California. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 93(3-4), 191-214. doi: 10.1016/0031-9201(95)03076-X. SCEC Contribution 124
Hauksson, E., Hutton, K., Kanamori, H., Jones, L. M., Mori, J., Hough, S. E., & Roquemore, G. (1995). Preliminary Report on the 1995 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence in Eastern California. Seismological Research Letters, 66(6), 54-60. doi: 10.1785/gssrl.66.6.54 . SCEC Contribution 226
Zhao, D., & Kanamori, H. (1995). The 1994 Northridge Earthquake: 3-D Crustal Structure in the Rupture Zone and its Relation to the Aftershock Locations and Mechanisms. Geophysical Research Letters, 22(7), 763-766. SCEC Contribution 123
Haase, J. S., Hauksson, E., Kanamori, H., & Mori, J. (1995). Global Positioning System Resurvey of Southern California Siesmic Network Station. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 85(1), 361-374. SCEC Contribution 110
Zhao, D., Hasegawa, A., & Kanamori, H. (1994). Deep structure of Japan subduction zone as derived from local, regional, and teleseismic events. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(B11), 22313-22329. SCEC Contribution 674
Kanamori, H., Mori, J., Hauksson, E., Heaton, T. H., Hutton, K., & Jones, L. M. (1993). Determination of Earthquake Energy Release and ML Using TERRAscope. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 83(2), 330-346. SCEC Contribution 57
Zhao, D., & Kanamori, H. (1993). The 1992 Landers Earthquake Sequence: Earthquake Occurence and Structural Heterogeneities. Geophysical Research Letters, 20(11), 1083-1086. SCEC Contribution 27
Sieh, K., Jones, L. M., Hauksson, E., Hudnut, K. W., Eberhart-Phillips, D., Heaton, T. H., Hough, S. E., Hutton, K., Kanamori, H., Lilje, A., Lindvall, S. C., McGill, S. F., Mori, J., Rubin, C. M., Spotila, J., Stock, J. M., Thio, H., Treiman, J. A., Wernicke, B. P., & Zachariasen, J. (1993). Near Field Investigations of the Landers Earthquake Sequence, April-July, 1992. Science, 260(5105), 171-176. doi: 10.1126/science.260.5105.171. SCEC Contribution 25
Takeo, M., & Kanamori, H. (1992). Simulation of Long-Period Ground Motions for the 1923 Kanto Earthquake (M-8). Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute, 67(4), 389-436. SCEC Contribution 73
Kanamori, H., Thio, H., Dreger, D. S., Hauksson, E., & Heaton, T. H. (1992). Initial Investigation of the Landers, California, Earthquake of 28 June 1992 Using TERRAscope. Geophysical Research Letters, 19(22), 2267-2270. SCEC Contribution 12
Zhao, D., & Kanamori, H. (1992). P- Wave Image of the Crust and Uppermost Mantle in Southern California. Geophysical Research Letters, 19(23), 2329-2332. SCEC Contribution 10

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