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Thorne Lay

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz

Expertise: Seismology, earthquake sources, earth structure, wave propagation
About Me Publications
Guo, H., Lay, T., & Brodsky, E. E. (2022, 09). Seismic Indicators of Fault Maturity. Poster Presentation at 2022 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 12427
Dascher-Cousineau, K., Brodsky, E. E., & Lay, T. (2020, 08). Two Foreshock Sequences Post Gulia and Wiemer (2019). Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10712
Liu, C., Lay, T., Brodsky, E. E., Dascher-Cousineau, K., & Xiong, X. (2019, 08). Co-seismic rupture process of the large 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes from joint inversion of geodetic and seismological observations. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9841
Dascher-Cousineau, K., Brodsky, E. E., & Lay, T. (2018, 08). Why do strike-slip earthquakes produce fewer aftershocks?. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8452
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
Wetzler, N., Brodsky, E. E., & Lay, T. (2016, 07). Aftershock productivity of large megathrust earthquakes: regional variations and influence of mainshock source parameters. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6331
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
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
Velasco, A., Ammon, C., & Lay, T. (1994). Empirical Green Function Deconvolution of Broadband Surface Waves Rupture Directivity of 1992 Landers (M=7.3) California Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 84(3), 735-750. SCEC Contribution 31
Ritsema, J., & Lay, T. (1993). Rapid Source Mechanism Determination Using Long-Period Regional Waves for Large (Mw≥5) Earthquakes in the Western U.S.. Geophysical Research Letters, 20(15), 1611-1614. SCEC Contribution 32
Ammon, C., Velasco, A., & Lay, T. (1993). Rapid Estimation of Rupture Directivity: Application to the 1992 Landers (Ms=7.4) and Cape Mendocino (Ms=7.2) California Earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 20(2), 97-100. SCEC Contribution 30

Last updated Sep 08, 2022.