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Nadia Lapusta

California Institute of Technology
Professor

Expertise: Earthquake modeling, earthquake source processes
 
 
About Me Publications
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020). Absolute stress levels on numerically simulated faults: definitions, links to seismological observables, and differences for crack-like vs. pulse-like ruptures. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, (under review). SCEC Contribution 10799
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020). The motion- and scale-dependence of rupture prestress and criticality: implications for complexity of earthquake sequences and laboratory vs field inferences of fault strength. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, (under review). SCEC Contribution 10782
Sudhir, K., & Lapusta, N. (2020, 08). Nucleation of earthquake slip on heterogeneous interfaces. Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10736
Larochelle, S., Lapusta, N., Ampuero, J., & Cappa, F. (2020, 08). Slip response to fluid depressurization constrains fault friction. Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10608
Dal Zilio, L., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2020, 08). Unraveling scaling properties of slow slip events in 3D simulations of fault slip. Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10607
Erickson, B. A., Jiang, J., Barall, M., Abdelmeguid, M., Abrahams, L. S., Allison, K. L., Ampuero, J., Barbot, S. D., Cattania, C., Duan, B., Dunham, E. M., Elbanna, A. E., Fialko, Y., Harris, R. A., Idini, B., Kozdon, J. E., Lambert, V. R., Lapusta, N., Li, M., Liu, D., Liu, Y., Luo, Y., Ma, X., Pranger, C., Segall, P., Shi, P., Thakur, P., van den Ende, M., van Dinther, Y., & Wei, M. (2020, 08). Community Code Comparisons for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS): Exploring Full dynamics and 3D Effects. Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10593
Lapusta, N., & Lambert, V. R. (2020, 08). Relation between absolute stress levels, rupture style, and seismic radiation on mature faults. Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10475
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020, 08). Resolving simulated sequences of earthquakes and fault interactions . Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10468
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020). Resolving simulated sequences of earthquakes and fault interactions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 10089
Song, Y., Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020). Comparison of adaptive time-stepping algorithms for simulating sequences of earthquakes and aseismic slip. Seismological Research Letters, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 10087
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020). Comparison of seismological techniques for estimating radiated energy from crack-like ruptures and self-healing pulses. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 10086
Lambert, V. R., Lapusta, N., & Perry, S. M. (2020). Are large earthquakes self-healing pulses or mild cracks?. Nature, (under review). SCEC Contribution 10085
Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2019). Spatiotemporal properties of sub-Rayleigh and supershear ruptures inferred from full-field dynamic imaging of laboratory experiments. Journal of Geophysics Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 9945
Tal, Y., Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2019, 08). Evolution of frictional shear resistance in response to rapid variations of normal stress. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9684
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2019, 08). Modeling the low-stress, low-heat operation of mature faults. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9666
Dal Zilio, L., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2019, 08). Exploring slow slip events and their scaling in 3D simulations of fault slip. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9622
Erickson, B. A., Jiang, J., Barall, M., Lapusta, N., Dunham, E. M., Harris, R. A., Abrahams, L. S., Allison, K. L., Ampuero, J., Barbot, S. D., Cattania, C., Elbanna, A. E., Fialko, Y., Idini, B., Kozdon, J. E., Lambert, V. R., Liu, Y., Luo, Y., Ma, X., Best Mckay, M., Segall, P., Shi, P., van den Ende, M., & Wei, M. (2019, 08). The Community Code Verification Exercise for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS). Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9618
Schaal, N., Lapusta, N., & Lin, Y. (2019, 08). Comparing seismological interpretations of different source types produced in a rate-and-state fault model. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9573
Sudhir, K., & Lapusta, N. (2019, 08). Realistic variability in seismic moment and recurrence time of repeating earthquakes reproduced in models with fractal shapes of fault patches . Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9525
Lambert, V. R., Lapusta, N., & Perry, S. M. (2019). Connecting seismological estimates of radiation efficiency with the rupture style of large earthquakes.. Journal of Geophysical Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 9058
Schaal, N., & Lapusta, N. (2018). Microseismicity on patches of higher compression during larger-scale earthquake nucleation in a rate-and-state fault model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, (under review). SCEC Contribution 8972
Lapusta, N. (2018, 08). On the present and future of physics-based earthquake source modeling. Oral Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8841
Tal, Y., Rubino, V., Lapusta, N., & Rosakis, A. J. (2018, 08). Evolution of frictional shear resistance in response to rapid variations of normal stress. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8491
Shen, Z., & Lapusta, N. (2018, 08). Modeling low-frequency earthquakes on a rate-and-state fault. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8462
Song, Y., Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2018, 08). Investigation of Adaptive Time-Stepping Algorithms for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS). Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8402
Larochelle, S., Lapusta, N., Ampuero, J., & Cappa, F. (2018, 08). Numerical Modeling of a Fluid-Induced Aseismic-Seismic Slip Sequence on a Rate-and-State Fault. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8311
Lambert, V. R., Perry, S. M., & Lapusta, N. (2018, 08). Earthquake Sequences in Rate-and-State Fault Models with Thermal Pressurization. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8308
Erickson, B. A., Jiang, J., Barall, M., Lapusta, N., Dunham, E. M., Harris, R. A., Abrahams, L., Allison, K. L., Ampuero, J., Barbot, S. D., Cattania, C., Elbanna, A. E., Fialko, Y., Idini Zabala, B., Kozdon, J. E., Lambert, V. R., Liu, Y., Luo, Y., Ma, X., Segall, P., Shi, P., & Wei, M. (2018, 07). The Community Code Verification Exercise for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS): Initial Benchmarks and Future Directions. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8214
Michel, S. G., Avouac, J., Lapusta, N., & Jiang, J. (2017, 08). Pulse-Like Partial Ruptures and High-Frequency Radiation at Creeping-Locked Transition during Megathrust Earthquakes. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7863
Schaal, N., Lapusta, N., & Lin, Y. (2017, 08). Exploring seismological properties of asperity-type events in a rate-and-state fault model. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7855
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2017, 08). Implications of depth-dependent variations in fault zone properties for the frequency content of seismic radiation. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7790
Sudhir, K., & Lapusta, N. (2017, 08). Slip Patterns on Rate-and-State Faults with Heterogeneous Velocity-Weakening and Velocity-Strengthening Friction. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7789
Lin, Y., & Lapusta, N. (2017, 08). Comparison of actual and seismologically inferred stress drops in asperity-type dynamic source models of microseismicity. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7786
Ye, L., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2017, 08). Dynamic Stress Changes during the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7778
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
Perry, S. M., & Lapusta, N. (2017). Reproducing magnitude-invariant stress drops in fault models with dynamic weakening. Journal of Geophysical Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 7265
Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2017). Investigation of ground motion attenuation of crack-like and pulse-like ruptures. Tectonophysics, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 7264
Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2017). Visualization of laboratory earthquakes using the digital image correlation technique. Experimental Mechanics, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 7263
Rubino, V., Lapusta, N., & Rosakis, A. J. (2017). Experimental evidence of dynamic rupture triggering and low-prestress supershear transition. Journal of Geophysical research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 7262
Rubino, V., Lapusta, N., & Rosakis, A. J. (2017). Designing laboratory experiments of dynamic rupture triggering and low-prestress supershear transition. Journal of Geophysical Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 7261
Gori, M., Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2016, 08). Laboratory Earthquakes Nucleated by Fluid Injection. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6756
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
Jiang, J., & Lapusta, N. (2014). Long-term seismic behavior of faults with heterogeneous compressive stress. Journal of Geophysical Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 1876
Jiang, J., & Lapusta, N. (2014). Earthquake sequences on faults with heterogeneous compressive stress and enhanced co-seismic weakening. Journal of Geophysical Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 1870
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
Barbot, S. D., Agram, P. S., Lapusta, N., Avouac, J., & Simons, M. (2012). Geodetic Constraints on the Parkfield Seismogenic Zone: Implications for the Earthquake Prediction Experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 1586
Rosakis, A. J., Rubino, V., & Lapusta, N. (2020). Recent Milestones in Unraveling the Full-Field Structure of Dynamic Shear Cracks and Fault Ruptures in Real-Time: From Photoelasticity to Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Image Correlation. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 87(3). doi: 10.1115/1.4045715. SCEC Contribution 9998
Erickson, B. A., Jiang, J., Barall, M., Lapusta, N., Dunham, E. M., Harris, R. A., Abrahams, L. S., Allison, K. L., Ampuero, J., Barbot, S. D., Cattania, C., Elbanna, A. E., Fialko, Y., Idini, B., Kozdon, J. E., Lambert, V. R., Liu, Y., Luo, Y., Ma, X., Best Mckay, M., Segall, P., Shi, P., van den Ende, M., & Wei, M. (2020). The Community Code Verification Exercise for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS). Seismological Research Letters, 91(2A), 874-890. doi: 10.1785/0220190248. SCEC Contribution 9066
Perry, S. M., Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020). Nearly Magnitude‐Invariant Stress Drops in Simulated Crack‐Like Earthquake Sequences on Rate‐and‐State Faults with Thermal Pressurization of Pore Fluids. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(3). doi: 10.1029/2019JB018597. SCEC Contribution 8128
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2020, 01). Constraining physical conditions for the low-stress, low-heat operation of mature faults. Oral Presentation at SCEC workshop on co-seismic fault friction. SCEC Contribution 10093
Tal, Y., Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2019). Enhanced Digital Image Correlation Analysis of Ruptures with Enforced Traction Continuity Conditions Across Interfaces. Applied Sciences, 9(8), 1625. doi: 10.3390/app9081625. SCEC Contribution 9067
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2019, 12). Combining kinematic and energetic inferences to constrain physical conditions for the low-stress, low-heat operation of mature faults. Poster Presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10092
Lambert, V. R., & Lapusta, N. (2019, 06). Energy budget of dynamic shear ruptures: connecting remote observations with local physical behavior. Poster Presentation at Engineering Mechanics Institute. SCEC Contribution 10090
Gori, M., Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2018). Pressure shock fronts formed by ultra-fast shear cracks in viscoelastic materials. Nature Communications, 9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07139-4. SCEC Contribution 8905
Lin, Y., & Lapusta, N. (2018). Microseismicity simulated on asperity-like fault patches: on scaling of seismic moment with duration and seismological estimates of stress drops. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. doi: 10.1029/2018GL078650. SCEC Contribution 8066
Jiang, J., & Lapusta, N. (2017). Connecting depth limits of interseismic locking, microseismicity, and large earthquakes in models of long-term fault slip. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122. doi: 10.1002/2017JB014030. SCEC Contribution 7171
Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J., & Lapusta, N. (2017). Understanding dynamic friction through spontaneously evolving laboratory earthquakes. Nature Communications, 8. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15991. SCEC Contribution 6272
Ye, L., Avouac, J., & Lapusta, N. (2016, 12). Dynamic Stress Changes during the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake. Oral Presentation at AGU Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7256
Jiang, J., & Lapusta, N. (2016). Deeper penetration of large earthquakes on seismically quiescent faults. Science, 352(6291), 1293–1297. SCEC Contribution 6139
Lui, S. K., & Lapusta, N. (2016). Repeating microearthquake sequences interact predominantly through postseismic slip. Nature Geoscience,. SCEC Contribution 6099
Rubino, V., Lapusta, N., Rosakis, A. J., Leprince, S., & Avouac, J. (2015). Static laboratory earthquake measurements with the digital image correlation method. Experimental Mechanics, 55(77). SCEC Contribution 1810
Jiang, J., & Lapusta, N. (2014). Long-term fault behavior at the seismic-aseismic transition: space-time evolution of microseismicity and depth extent of earthquake rupture. Poster Presentation at 2014 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6055
Gabuchian, V., Rosakis, A. J., Lapusta, N., & Oglesby, D. D. (2014). Experimental investigation of strong ground motion due to thrust-fault earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(2), 1316-1336. doi: 10.1002/2013JB010409. SCEC Contribution 1767
Konca, A. O., Kaneko, Y., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2013). Kinematic Inversion of Physically Plausible Earthquake Source Models Obtained from Dynamic Rupture Simulations. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 103(5), 2621-2644. doi: 10.1785/0120120358. SCEC Contribution 1819
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
Noda, H., & Lapusta, N. (2013). Creeping fault segments can join earthquake rupture through dynamic weakening. Nature, 493(7433). doi: 10.1038/nature11703. SCEC Contribution 1675
Somala, S., Ampuero, J., & Lapusta, N. (2012, 12). Earthquake source inversion with dense networks. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1882
Barbot, S. D., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2012). Under the Hood of the Earthquake Machine: Toward Predictive Modeling of the Seismic Cycle. Science, 336(6082), 707-710. doi: 10.1126/science.1218796. SCEC Contribution 1751
Barbot, S. D., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2012). Under the Hood of the Earthquake Machine: Towards Predictive Modeling of the Seismic Cycle. Science, 336(6082), 707-710. doi: 10.1126/science.1218796. SCEC Contribution 1600
Barbot, S. D., Lapusta, N., & Avouac, J. (2012). Under the Hood of the Earthquake Machine: Towards Predictive Modeling of the Seismic Cycle. Science, 336(6082), 707-710. doi: 10.1126/science.1218796. SCEC Contribution 1585
Noda, H., Lapusta, N., & Rice, J. R. (2011). Earthquake sequence calculations with dynamic weakening mechanisms. , : Springer. SCEC Contribution 1491
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
Chen, K. H., Bürgmann, R., Nadeau, R. M., Chen, T., & Lapusta, N. (2010). Postseismic variations in seismic moment and recurrence interval of repeating earthquakes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299, 118-125. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.027. SCEC Contribution 1448
Noda, H., & Lapusta, N. (2010). Three‐dimensional earthquake sequence simulations with evolving temperature and pore pressure due to shear heating: Effect of heterogeneous hydraulic diffusivity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115. doi: 10.1029/2010JB007780. SCEC Contribution 1432
Kaneko, Y., & Lapusta, N. (2010). Supershear transition due to a free surface in 3-D simulations of spontaneous dynamic rupture on vertical strike-slip faults. Tectonophysics, 493(3-4), 272-284. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.06.015. SCEC Contribution 1324
Lapusta, N., & Liu, Y. (2009). Three-dimensional boundary integral modeling of spontaneous earthquake sequences and aseismic slip. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114. doi: 10.1029/2008JB005934. SCEC Contribution 1254
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
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
Kaneko, Y., & Lapusta, N. (2008). Variability of earthquake nucleation in continuum models of rate-and-state faults and implications for aftershock rates. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 113. doi: 10.1029/2007JB005154. SCEC Contribution 1102
Liu, Y., & Lapusta, N. (2008). Transition of Mode II Cracks from Sub-Rayleigh to Intersonic Speeds in the Presence of Favorable Heterogeneity. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56(1), 25-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2007.06.005. SCEC Contribution 1090
Day, S. M., Dalguer, L. A., Lapusta, N., & Liu, Y. (2005). Comparison of Finite Difference and Boundary Integral Solutions to Three-Dimensional Spontaneous Rupture. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(B12307). doi: 10.1029/2005JB003813. SCEC Contribution 907
Lapusta, N., & Rice, J. R. (2003). Nucleation and early seismic propagation of small and large events in a crustal earthquake model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B4), 2205. doi: 10.1029/2001JB000793. SCEC Contribution 609
Rice, J. R., & Lapusta, N. (2001). Rate and State Dependent Friction and the Stability of Sliding Between Elastically Deformable Solids. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49(9), 1865-1898. doi: 10.1016/S0022-5096(01)00042-4 . SCEC Contribution 565
Lapusta, N., Rice, J. R., Ben-Zion, Y., & Zheng, G. (2000). Elastodynamic Analysis for Slow Tectonic Loading with Spontaneous Rupture Episodes on Faults with Rate- and State-Dependent Friction. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B10), 23765-23789. SCEC Contribution 511

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