Steven G. Wesnousky

Center for Neotectonic Studies
University of Nevada, Reno
Professor

Expertise: neotectonics, fault mechanics, seismic hazard
 
 
About Me Publications
Reedy, T. J., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2017, 08). Toward characterizing extension and Quaternary faulting on the Pleasant Valley fault, Central Nevada. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7803
Angster, S. J., Wesnousky, S. G., Owen, L. A., Figueiredo, P. M., & Hammer, S. (2017, 08). Quaternary Rates of Slip for faults of the Central Walker Lane. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7771
Chamlagain, D., Wesnousky, S. G., Kumahara, Y., Pierce, I., Reedy, T. J., Angster, S. J., & Giri, B. (2017, 08). Large paleoearthquake timing and displacement near Damak in eastern Nepal on the Himalayan Frontal Thrust. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7767
Pierce, I., Wesnousky, S. G., & Owen, L. A. (2017, 08). Terrestrial cosmogenic surface exposure dating of moraines at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada, California, and slip rate estimate for the West Tahoe fault.. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7745
Wesnousky, S. G., & Biasi, G. P. (2017, 08). A predictive model for earthquake rupture extents given an early warning epicenter. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7547
Anderson, J. G., Biasi, G. P., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2017). Fault scaling relationships depend on the average fault slip rate. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (awaiting publication). SCEC Contribution 7485
Biasi, G. P., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2016). Bends and Ends of Surface Ruptures. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 7056
Reedy, T. J., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2016, 08). Towards morphologic and cosmogenic dating of paleoearthquake and fault slip rates in the Central Nevada Seismic Belt. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6995
Pierce, I., Wesnousky, S. G., & Owen, L. A. (2016, 08). New slip rates and characterization of active faults in the northern Walker Lane. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6917
Wesnousky, S. G. (2016, 08). Geological Observations on History and Future of Large Earthquakes along the Himalayan Frontal Fault Relative to the April 25, 2015 M7.8 Gorkha Earthquake near Kathmandu, Nepal. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6910
Angster, S. J., Sawyer, T., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2016, 08). Quaternary Expression of Northern Great Valley Faults and Folds: Accommodating North-South Contraction in the Northeastern California Shear Zone. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6892
Bormann, J. M., Kent, G. M., Driscoll, N. W., Harding, A. J., Holmes, J. J., Sahakian, V. J., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2014, 08). Neotectonics of the San Diego Trough and Coronado Bank fault systems, Inner California Borderlands. Poster Presentation at 2014 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7984
Wesnousky, S. G., & Biasi, G. P. (2011). The Length to which an Earthquake will go to Rupture: an Observational Note. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 1465
Wesnousky, S. G. (2010). Possibility of biases in the estimation of earthquake recurrence and seismic hazard from geologic data . Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (accepted). SCEC Contribution 1421
Lozos, J. C., Oglesby, D. D., Duan, B., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2010). The Effects of Fault Bends on Rupture Propagation: A Geometrical Parameter Study. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 1337
Wesnousky, S. G. (2009). Possible biases in the estimation of earthquake recurrence and seismic hazard from geologic data . Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (under review). SCEC Contribution 1407
Wesnousky, S. G. (2007). Displacement and Geometrical Characteristics of Earthquake Surface Ruptures: Issues and Implications for Seismic Hazard Analysis and the Process of Earthquake Rupture. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (accepted). SCEC Contribution 1095
Dong, S., Ucarkus, G., Wesnousky, S. G., Maloney, J. M., Kent, G. M., Driscoll, N. W., & Baskin, R. L. (2014). Strike-slip Faulting along the Wassuk Range of the northern Walker Lane, Nevada. Geosphere, 10(1), 40-48. doi: 10.1130/GES00912.1. SCEC Contribution 1839
Ucarkus, G., Dong, S., Wesnousky, S. G., Maloney, J. M., Kent, G. M., & Driscoll, N. W. (2013, 5). Strike-slip Faulting along the Wassuk Range of the northern Walker Lane. Oral Presentation at 2013 GSA Meeting . doi: 10.1130/ges00912.1. SCEC Contribution 1884
King, G. C., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2007). Scaling of Fault Parameters for Continental Strike-Slip Earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 97(6), 1833-1840. doi: 10.1785/0120070048. SCEC Contribution 1094
Wesnousky, S. G. (2006). Predicting the endpoints of earthquake ruptures. Nature, 444, 358-360. doi: 10.1038/nature05275. SCEC Contribution 1031
Stirling, M. W., Anooshehpoor, A., Brune, J. N., Biasi, G. P., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2002). Assessment of the Site Conditions of Precariously Balanced Rocks in the Mojave Desert, Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(6), 2139-2144. doi: 10.1785/0120010221. SCEC Contribution 694
Anderson, J. G., Brune, J. N., & Wesnousky, S. G. (2002). Physical Phenomena Controlling High-Frequency Seismic Wave Generation in Earthquakes. Presentation at 7th U. S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. SCEC Contribution 616
Wesnousky, S. G. (1999). Crustal Deformation Processes and the Stability of the Gutenberg-Richter Relationship. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 89(4), 1131-1137. SCEC Contribution 655
Stirling, M. W., & Wesnousky, S. G. (1998). Comparison of Recent Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps for Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 88(3), 855-861. SCEC Contribution 385
Stirling, M. W., & Wesnousky, S. G. (1997). Do historical rates of seismicity in southern California require the occurrence of earthquake magnitudes greater than would be predicted from fault length?. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(6), 1662-1666. SCEC Contribution 340
Wesnousky, S. G. (1996). Reply to Y. Kagan's Comment on "The Gutenberg-Richter of Characteristic Earthquake Model, Which is it?. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 86(1), 286-291. SCEC Contribution 251
Anderson, J. G., Wesnousky, S. G., & Stirling, M. W. (1996). Earthquake Size as a Function of Fault Slip Rate. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 86(3), 683-690. SCEC Contribution 244
Stirling, M. W., Wesnousky, S. G., & Shimazaki, K. (1996). Fault Trace Complexity, Cumulative Slip, and the Shape of the Magnitude-Frequence Distribution for Strike-Slip Faults: A Global Study. Geophysical Journal International, 124(3), 833-868. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1996.tb05641.x. SCEC Contribution 206
Peterson, M. C., & Wesnousky, S. G. (1994). Fault Slip Rates and Earthquake Histories for Active Faults in Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 84(5), 1608-1649. SCEC Contribution 70
Wesnousky, S. G. (1994). The Gutenberg-Richter or Characteristic Earthquake Distribution, Which is it?. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 84(6), 1940-1959. SCEC Contribution 179

Last updated Nov 14, 2017.