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Kyungjae Im, Jean-Philippe Avouac, (2022). "Linear stability analysis of the condition for vibration during frictional slip".  Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Volume 167, 104993, ISSN 0022-5096, [PDF]

R. Rezakhani, V. Rubino, J.F. Molinari, A. Rosakis, Three-dimensional stress state during dynamic shear rupture propagation along frictional interfaces in elastic plates, Mechanics of Materials, Volume 164, 2022, 104098, ISSN 0167-6636, [PDF]

Elías R Heimisson, Jonathan D Smith, Jean-Philippe Avouac, Stephen J Bourne, Coulomb threshold rate-and-state model for fault reactivation: application to induced seismicity at Groningen, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 228, Issue 3, March 2022, Pages 2061–2072, [PDF]

Smith, Jonathan D. and Ross, Zachary E. and Azizzadenesheli, Kamyar et al. (2022) HypoSVI: Hypocentre inversion with Stein variational inference and physics informed neural networks. Geophysical Journal International, 228 (1). pp. 698-710. ISSN 0956-540X. doi:10.1093/gji/ggab309. [PDF]

Smith, Jonathan D., Heimisson Elias R., Bourne Stephen J., Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2022). "Stress-based forecasting of induced seismicity with instantaneous earthquake failure functions: Applications to the Groningen gas reservoir" Volume 594, 2022, 117697, ISSN 0012-821X, [PDF]

Rubino, V., Lapusta, N. & Rosakis, A.J. "Intermittent lab earthquakes in dynamically weakening fault gouge". Nature 606, 922–929 (2022). [PDF]

Tal, Y., Rubino, V., Rosakis, A. J. & Lapusta, N. (2022). "Dynamics and near-field surface motions of transitioned supershear laboratory earthquakes in thrust faults. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB023733. [PDF]

Bedford, J.D., Faulkner, D.R. & Lapusta, N. Fault rock heterogeneity can produce fault weakness and reduce fault stability. Nat Commun 13, 326 (2022). [PDF]


Heimisson, Elías Rafn and Rudnicki, John and Lapusta, Nadia (2021) Dilatancy and Compaction of a Rate-and-State Fault in a Poroelastic Medium: Linearized Stability Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 126 (8). Art. No. e2021JB022071. ISSN 2169-9313. doi:10.1029/2021jb022071. [PDF] *GMGPUB9

Jiang, Junle and Erickson, Brittany A. et al.  (2021) Community-Driven Code Comparisons for Three-Dimensional Dynamic Modeling of Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS). . (Unpublished) [PDF]

Lambert, Valère and Lapusta, Nadia (2021) Resolving Simulated Sequences of Earthquakes and Fault Interactions: Implications for Physics-Based Seismic Hazard Assessment. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 126 (10). Art. No. e2021JB022193. ISSN 2169-9313. doi:10.1029/2021JB022193. [PDF]

Lambert, Valère and Lapusta, Nadia and Faulkner, Daniel (2021) Scale Dependence of Earthquake Rupture Prestress in Models With Enhanced Weakening: Implications for Event Statistics and Inferences of Fault Stress. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 126 (10). Art. No. e2021JB021886. ISSN 2169-9313. doi:10.1029/2021JB021886. [PDF]

Lambert, Valère and Lapusta, Nadia and Perry, Stephen (2021) Propagation of large earthquakes as self-healing pulses or mild cracks. Nature, 591 (7849). pp. 252-258. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03248-1.

Gao, Angela and Castellanos, Jorge and Yue, Yisong and Ross, Zachary and Bouman, Katherine (2021) DeepGEM: Generalized Expectation-Maximization for Blind Inversion, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, volume 34. [PDF]

Gori, Marcello and Rubino, Vito and Rosakis, Ares J. et al. (2021) Dynamic rupture initiation and propagation in a fluid-injection laboratory setup with diagnostics across multiple temporal scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (51). Art. No. e2023433118. ISSN 0027-8424. doi:10.1073/pnas.2023433118. [PDF] [SUP] *GMGPUB8

Yang, Yan and Gao, Angela F. and Castellanos, Jorge C. et al. (2021) Seismic wave propagation and inversion with Neural Operators. (Unpublished) [PDF]

Im, K. & Avouac, J.P., (2021). On the role of thermal stress and fluid pressure in triggering seismic and aseismic faulting at the Brawley Geothermal Field, California, Geothermics, 97. [PDF] *GMGPUB7

Ross, Zachary E. and Cochran, Elizabeth S. (2021) Evidence for Latent Crustal Fluid Injection Transients in Southern California From Long-Duration Earthquake Swarms. Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (12). Art. No. e2021GL092465. ISSN 0094-8276. doi:10.1029/2021gl092465. [PDF]

Li, B. Q., Khoshmanesh, M., & Avouac, J.-P. (2021). Surface deformation and seismicity induced by poroelastic stress at the Raft River geothermal field, Idaho, USA. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL095108. [PDF] *GMGPUB5

Im, Kyungjae and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2021) Tectonic tremor as friction-induced inertial vibration. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 576 . Art. No. 117238. ISSN 0012-821X. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117238. [PDF] *GMGPUB6

Im, K., Avouac, JP., Heimisson, E.R. et al. Ridgecrest aftershocks at Coso suppressed by thermal destressing. Nature 595, 70–74 (2021). *GMGPUB4

Avouac, J-P, Vrain, M., Kim, T., Smith, J., Ader, T., Ross, Z., Saarno, T.,  (2021) A Convolution Model for Earthquake Forecasting Derived from Seismicity Recorded During the ST1 Geothermal Project on Otaniemi Campus, Finland, Proceedings World Geothermal Congress. [PDF] *GMGPUB3

Larochelle, S., Lapusta, N., Ampuero, J.-P., & Cappa, F. (2021). Constraining fault friction and stability with fluid-injection field experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091188. [PDF] *GMGPUB2

V L Stevens, J-P Avouac, (2021) On the relationship between strain rate and seismicity in the India-Asia collision zone: implications for probabilistic seismic hazard, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 226, Issue 1, July 2021, Pages 220-245,[PDF]


Smith, Jonathan D. and Azizzadenesheli, Kamyar and Ross, Zachary E. (2021) EikoNet: Solving the Eikonal Equation With Deep Neural Networks. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 59 (12). pp. 10685-10696. ISSN 0196-2892. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.3039165. *GMGPUB10

Lambert, Valère and Lapusta, Nadia (2020) Rupture-dependent breakdown energy in fault models with thermo-hydro-mechanical processes. Solid Earth, 11 (6). pp. 2283-2302. ISSN 1869-9529. doi:10.5194/se-11-2283-2020. [PDF]

Li, B., Avouac, J-P., Ross, Z., Du, J., Rebel, E., (2020) Induced seismicity in the Dallas-Fort Worth Basin: Enhanced seismic catalogue and evaluation of fault slip potential, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2020. September 2020, 1304-1308. *GMGPUB1

Tal, Yuval and Rubino, Vito and Rosakis, Ares J. et al. (2020) Illuminating the physics of dynamic friction through laboratory earthquakes on thrust faults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (35). pp. 21095-21100. ISSN 0027-8424. 

Rubino, V. and Rosakis, A. J. and Lapusta, Nadia (2020) Spatiotemporal Properties of Sub‐Rayleigh and Supershear Ruptures Inferred From Full‐Field Dynamic Imaging of Laboratory Experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125 (2). Art. No. e2019JB018922.

Rosakis, A. J. and Rubino, V. and 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). Art. No. 030801. ISSN 0021-8936.

Heimisson, Elías R. and Avouac, Jean‐Philippe (2020) Analytical prediction of seismicity rate due to tides and other oscillating stresses. Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (23). Art. No. e2020GL090827. ISSN 0094-8276. doi:10.1029/2020gl090827. *GMGPUB11

Lambert, Valere & Tsai, Victor. (2020). Time-Dependent Stresses From Fluid Extraction and Diffusion With Applications to Induced Seismicity. Journal of Applied Mechanics. 87. 1-25. 10.1115/1.4047034.

Dal Zilio, Luca and Lapusta, Nadia and Avouac, Jean‐Philippe (2020) Unraveling scaling properties of slow-slip events. Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (10). Art. No. e2020GL087477. ISSN 0094-8276.

Perry, S. M., Lambert, V., & 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.

Erickson, Brittany A. and Jiang, Junle and Barall, Michael et al. (2020) Community Code Verification Exercise for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS). Seismological Research Letters, 91 (2A). pp. 874-890. ISSN 0895-0695.

Ross, Zachary E. and Cochran, Elizabeth S. and Trugman, Daniel T. et al. (2020) 3D fault architecture controls the dynamism of earthquake swarms. Science, 368 (6497). pp. 1357-1361. ISSN 0036-8075.

Smith, J. D., R. S. White, J. P. Avouac, and S. J. Bourne (2020), Probabilistic earthquake locations of induced seismicity in the Groningen region, the Netherlands, Geophys. J. Int., 222(1), 507-516. (

Tal, Yuval and Goebel, Thomas and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2020) Experimental and modeling study of the effect of fault roughness on dynamic frictional sliding. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 536 . Art. No. 116133. ISSN 0012-821X.

Wang, Xin and Williams, Ethan F. and Karrenbach, Martin et al. (2020) Rose Parade Seismology: Signatures of Floats and Bands on Optical Fiber. Seismological Research Letters . ISSN 0895-0695. (In Press)

Zhan, Zhongwen (2020) Distributed Acoustic Sensing Turns Fiber‐Optic Cables into Sensitive Seismic Antennas. Seismological Research Letters, 91 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0895-0695.


Rubino, V. and Rosakis, A. J. and Lapusta, N. (2019) Full-field Ultrahigh-speed Quantification of Dynamic Shear Ruptures Using Digital Image Correlation. Experimental Mechanics, 59 (5). pp. 551-582. ISSN 0014-4851.

Williams, Ethan F. and Fernández-Ruiz, María R. and Magalhaes, Regina et al. (2019) Distributed sensing of microseisms and teleseisms with submarine dark fibers. Nature Communications, 10 . Art. No. 5778. ISSN 2041-1723. PMCID PMC6920360.

Rollins, Chris and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2019) A geodesy- and seismicity-based local earthquake likelihood model for central Los Angeles. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (6). pp. 3153-3162. ISSN 0094-8276.

Cappa, Frédéric and Scuderi, Marco Maria and Collettini, Cristiano et al. (2019) Stabilization of fault slip by fluid injection in the laboratory and in situ. Science Advances, 5 (3). Art. No. eaau4065. ISSN 2375-2548. PMCID PMC6415952.

Smith, J. D., J. P. Avouac, R. S. White, A. Copley, A. Gualandi, and S. Bourne (2019), Reconciling the Long-Term Relationship Between Reservoir Pore Pressure Depletion and Compaction in the Groningen Region, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 124(6), 6165-6178.

Chen, Ting and Lapusta, Nadia (2019) On behaviour and scaling of small repeating earthquakes in rate and state fault models. Geophysical Journal International, 218 (3). pp. 2001-2018. ISSN 0956-540X.

Schaal, Natalie and Lapusta, Nadia (2019) Microseismicity on Patches of Higher Compression During Larger-Scale Earthquake Nucleation in a Rate-and-State Fault Model. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 124 (2). pp. 1962-1990. ISSN 2169-9313.


Zefeng Li, Zhongwen Zhan, Pushing the limit of earthquake detection with distributed acoustic sensing and template matching: a case study at the Brady geothermal field, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 215, Issue 3, December 2018, Pages 1583–1593,

Lui, Semechah K. Y. and Lapusta, Nadia (2018) Modeling High Stress Drops, Scaling, Interaction, and Irregularity of Repeating Earthquake Sequences Near Parkfield. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 123 (12). pp. 10854-10879. ISSN 2169-9313.

Lin, Yen-Yu and Lapusta, Nadia (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 (16). pp. 8145-8155. ISSN 0094-8276.

Hulikal, Srivatsan and Lapusta, Nadia and Bhattacharya, Kaushik (2018) Static and sliding contact of rough surfaces: effect of asperity-scale properties and long-range elastic interactions. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 116 . pp. 217-238. ISSN 0022-5096.