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John H. Shaw

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University
Professor

Expertise: structural geology, velocity modeling, source characterization
 
 
About Me Publications
Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., SCFM Working Group, .., & Nicholson, C. (2018, 08). SCFM 3.1: Updates, maps and modeling support. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8725
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., & Marshall, S. T. (2018, 08). Enhancements, Updates, and Improved Access to the Community Fault Model. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8508
Levy, Y., Rockwell, T. K., Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Driscoll, N. W., & Parea, H. (2018, 08). Structural Architecture of the Western Transverse Ranges and Potential for Large Earthquakes - New Results of Trishear Forward Models . Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8497
Don, J., Plesch, A., Newman, M. M., & Shaw, J. H. (2018, 08). Characterizing the 3D geometry of the Ventura-Pitas Point fault system and its implications for earthquake hazards in southern California. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8411
Wolfe, F. D., Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Ponti, D. J., Dolan, J. F., & Legg, M. R. (2018, 07). The Wilmington Blind-Thrust Fault: An active, concealed earthquake source beneath Los Angeles, CA. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8213
Levy, Y., Rockwell, T. K., Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Driscoll, N. W., & Perea, H. (2018). Structural modeling of the western Transverse Ranges: An imbricated thrust ramp thrust architecture?. Geology, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 8054
Maechling, P. J., Gill, D., Taborda, R., Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Olsen, K. B., Callaghan, S., Jordan, T. H., & Goulet, C. A. (2018, 06). The SCEC UCVM Software Framework for Distributing and Querying Seismic Velocity Models. Poster Presentation at 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering. SCEC Contribution 7989
Wolfe, F. D., Dolan, J. F., Plesch, A., & Shaw, J. H. (2017, 08). Activity and earthquake potential of the Wilmington blind thrust, Los Angeles, CA: The largest earthquake source not on current southern California hazard maps?. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7772
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., & Shaw, J. H. (2017, 08). Community Fault Model Version 5.2: Updating & expanding the CFM 3D fault set and its associated fault database. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7735
Levy, Y., Rockwell, T. K., Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Driscoll, N. W., & Perea, H. (2017, 08). Structural Architecture of the Western Transverse Ranges and Potential for Large Earthquakes – Trishear Forward Models . Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7631
Evans, W. S., Plesch, A., Lee, W., Pillai, N., Shaw, J. H., Meier, M., & Hauksson, E. (2017, 08). Implementing rapid, probabilistic association of earthquakes with source faults in the CFM for southern California. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7597
Oskin, M. E., Behr, W. M., Morelan, A. E., Plesch, A., & Shaw, J. H. (2017, 08). Toward a Geologic Framework for the Community Rheology Model, with focus on the Mojave region. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7520
Plesch, A., Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2016, 09). CFM Version 5.1: New and revised 3D fault representations and an improved database.. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6768
McAuliffe, L. J., Dolan, J. F., Rhodes, E. J., Hubbard, J. A., Shaw, J. H., & Pratt, T. L. (2015). Paleoseismologic evidence for large-magnitude (Mw≥7.5) earthquakes on the Ventura blind thrust fault: Implications for multi-fault ruptures in the Transverse Ranges of southern California. Geosphere, (under review). SCEC Contribution 2076
Hauksson, E., Andrews, J., Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., & Shelly, D. R. (2016). The 2015 Fillmore Earthquake Swarm and Possible Crustal Deformation Mechanisms Near the Bottom of the eastern Ventura Basin, California. Seismological Research Letters, 87(4), 807-815. doi: 10.1785/0220160020. SCEC Contribution 6208
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2015, 05). The SCEC Community Fault Model Version 5.0: An updated and expanded 3D fault set for southern California. Poster Presentation at 2015 Pacific Section AAPG Joint Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6205
Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., & ., S. (2015). Evaluation of the Statewide Community Fault Model (SCFM) Version 3.0 and Continued Updates to the SCEC CFM 5.0. Poster Presentation at 2015 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6051
Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Tape, C., Suess, M., Jordan, T. H., Ely, G., Hauksson, E., Tromp, J., Tanimoto, T., Graves, R., Olsen, K., Nicholson, C., Maechling, P. J., Rivero, C., Lovely, P., Brankman, C. M., & Munster, J. (2015). Unified Structural Representation of the southern California crust and upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 415, 1-15. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.016. SCEC Contribution 2068
Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Tape, C. H., Suess, M., Jordan, T. H., Ely, G. P., Hauksson, E., Tromp, J., Tanimoto, T., Graves, R. W., Olsen, K. B., Nicholson, C., Maechling, P. J., Rivero, C., Lovely, P., Brankman, C., & Munster, J. (2015). Unified Structural Representation of the southern California crust and upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 415, 1-15. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.016. SCEC Contribution 2004
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2014). The SCEC 3D Community Fault Model (CFM Version 5.0): An updated and expanded fault set of oblique crustal deformation and complex fault interaction for southern California. Eos (Transactions of AGU), 95(52), T31B-4585. SCEC Contribution 2080
Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., & Jordan, T. H. (2014, 4). Stochastic Descriptions of Basin Velocity Structure from Analyses of Sonic Logs and the SCEC Community Velocity Model (CVM-H). Presentation at 2014 SSA Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 2054
Hubbard, J. A., Shaw, J. H., Dolan, J. F., Pratt, T. L., McAuliffe, L. J., & Rockwell, T. K. (2014). Structure and seismic hazard of the Ventura Avenue anticline and Ventura fault, California: Prospect for large, multisegment ruptures in the Western Transverse Ranges. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104(3), 1070-1087. doi: 10.1785/0120130125. SCEC Contribution 1736
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2013, 9). Updating the 3D fault set for the SCEC Community Fault Model (CFM-v4) and revising its associated fault database. Poster Presentation at SCEC Annual Meeting 2013. SCEC Contribution 2053
Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., & Jordan, T. H. (2013, 9). Stochastic Descriptions of Basin Velocity Structure from Analyses of Sonic Logs and the SCEC Community Velocity Model (CVM-H). Poster Presentation at SCEC Annual Meeting 2013. SCEC Contribution 1890
Tape, C. H., Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., & Gilbert, H. (2012). Estimating a continuous Moho surface for the California Unified Velocity Model. Seismological Research Letters, 83(4), 728-735. doi: 10.1785/0220110118. SCEC Contribution 1534
Leon, L. A., Dolan, J. F., Shaw, J. H., & Pratt, T. L. (2009). Evidence for Large Holocene Earthquakes on the Compton Thrust Fault, Los Angeles, California. Journal of Geophysical Research,. doi: 10.1029/2008JB006129, 2009. SCEC Contribution 1351
Leon, L. A., Christofferson, S., Dolan, J. F., Shaw, J. H., & Pratt, T. L. (2007). Earthquake-by-Earthquake Fold Above the Puente Hills Blind Thrust Fault, Los Angeles, California: Implications for Fold Kinematics and Seismic Hazard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112(B03S03). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004461. SCEC Contribution 1001
Lovely, P., Shaw, J. H., Liu, Q., & Tromp, J. (2006). A Structural (VP) Model of the Salton Trough, California, and its implications for seismic hazardand its Implications for Seismic HazardA Structural (VP) Model of the Salton Trough, California, and its Implications for Seismic Hazard. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96(5), 1882-1896. doi: 10.1785/0120050166. SCEC Contribution 976
Suess, M., & Shaw, J. H. (2003). P wave seismic velocity structure derived from sonic logs and industry reflection data in the Los Angeles basin, California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B3), 2170. doi: 10.1029/2001JB001628. SCEC Contribution 977
Dolan, J. F., Christofferson, S., & Shaw, J. H. (2003). Recognition of Paleoearthquakes on the Puente Hills Blind Thrust Fault, California. Science, 300(5616), 115-118. doi: 10.1126/science.1080593. SCEC Contribution 713
Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Dolan, J. F., & Pratt, T. L. (2002). Puente Hills blind-thrust system, Los Angeles, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92 (8), 2946-2960. doi: 10.1785/0120010291. SCEC Contribution 687
Rivero, C., Shaw, J. H., & Mueller, K. J. (2000). The Oceanside and Thirtymile Bank Thrusts: Implications for Earthquake Hazards in Coastal Southern California. Geology, 28(10), 891-894. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(2000)28<891:OATBBT>2.0.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 975
Shaw, J. H., & Shearer, P. M. (1999). An Elusive Blind-Thrust Fault Beneath Metropolitan Los Angeles. Science, 283(5407), 1516-1518. doi: 10.1126/science.283.5407.1516. SCEC Contribution 668
Shaw, J. H., & Suppe, J. (1996). Earthquake Hazards of Active Blind-Thrust Faults under the Central Los Angeles Basin, California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B4), 8623-8642. doi: 10.1029/95JB03453. SCEC Contribution 177
Shaw, J. H., & Suppe, J. (1994). Structural Trend Analysis by Axial Surface. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 78(5), 700-721. SCEC Contribution 60
Shaw, J. H., & Suppe, J. (1994). Active Faulting and Growth Folding in the Eastern Santa Barbara Channel, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 106(5), 607-626. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1994)106<0607:AFAGFI>2.3.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 59
Shaw, J. H. (1993). Active Blind-Thrust Faulting and Strike-Slip Folding in California, Ph.D. Dissertation (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ). SCEC Contribution 61

Last updated Aug 24, 2018.