Abdrakhmatov, K.E., Walker, R.T., Campbell, G.E., Carr, A.S., Elliott, A., Hillemann, C., Hollingsworth, J., Landgraf, A., Mackenzie, D., Mukambayev, A. and Rizza, M. (2016) Multisegment rupture in the 11 July 1889 Chilik earthquake (Mw 8.0–8.3), Kazakh Tien Shan, interpreted from remote sensing, field survey, and paleoseismic trenching. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.  DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012763

Copley, A. and Jolivet, R. (2016) Fault rheology in an aseismic fold-thrust belt (Shahdad, easter Iran). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. DOI:10.1002/2015JB012431

Copley, A. and Woodcock, N. (2016) Estimates of fault strength from the Variscan foreland of the northern UK. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 451, 108-113.  DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.024

Elliott, J. R. and Jolivet, R. and González, P. J. and Avouac, J.-P. and Hollingsworth, J. and Searle, M. P. and Stevens, V. L. (2016) Himalayan megathrust geometry and relation to topography revealed by the Gorkha earthquake Nature Geoscience DOI:10.1038/ngeo2623

Grützner, C. and Schneiderwind, S. and Papanikolaou, I. and Deligiannakis, G. and Pallikarakis, A. and Reicherter, K. (2016) New constraints on extensional tectonics and seismic hazard in northern Attica, Greece: the case of the Milesi Fault Geophysics Journal International, Geodynamics and tectonics, 204, 180–199, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv443

Mackenzie, D., Elliott, J.R., Altunel, E., Walker, R.T., Kurban, Y.C., Schwenninger, J.L. and Parsons, B. (2016) Seismotectonics and rupture process of the MW 7.1 2011 Van reverse-faulting earthquake, eastern Turkey, and implications for hazard in regions of distributed shortening. Geophysical Journal International, 206(1), pp.501-524.

Middleton, T. A. and Walker, R. T. and Parsons, B. and Lei, Q. and Zhou, Y. and Ren, Z. (2016) A major, intraplate, normal-faulting earthquake: The 1739 Yinchuan event in northern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012355

Middleton, T.A., Walker, R.T., Rood, D.H., Rhodes, E.J., Parsons, B., Lei Q., Elliott, J.R, Ren, Z., and Zhou, Y. The tectonics of the western Ordos Plateau, Ningxia, China: Slip rates on the Luoshan and East Helanshan Faults. Tectonics (2016) DOI: 10.1002/2016TC004230

Najmana, Y. and Braccialia, L.,  and Parrish, R. R. and Chistyc, E. and Copley, A. (2016) Evolving strain partitioning in the Eastern Himalaya: The growth of the Shillong Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 433,  1–9, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.017

Oven, K. and Rigg, J. Economic Development, Livelihoods and Resilience in Nepal, policy briefing December 2016

Talebian, M., Copley, A.C., Fattahi, M., Ghorashi, M., Jackson, J.A., Nazari, H., Sloan, R.A. and Walker, R.T. (2016) Active faulting within a megacity: the geometry and slip rate of the Pardisan thrust in central Tehran, Iran. Geophysical Journal International (2016) 207, 1688–1699, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw347

Zhou, Y., Walker, R. T., Hollingsworth, J. Talebian, M., Songe, X. and Parsons, B. (2016) Coseismic and postseismic displacements from the 1978 Mw7.3 Tabas-e-Golshan earthquake in eastern Iran. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 452, 185–196, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.038


Campbell, G. E. and Walker, R. T. and Abdrakhmatov, K. and Jackson, J. and Elliott, J. R. and Mackenzie, D. and Middleton, T. and Schwenninger, J.-L (2015) Great earthquakes in low strain rate continental interiors: An example from SE Kazakhstan. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120, DOI:10.1002/2015JB011925.

Copley, A. and Karasozen, E. and Oveisi, B. and Elliott, J. R. and Samsonov, S. and Nissen, E. (2015)
Seismogenic faulting of the sedimentary sequence and laterally variable material properties in the Zagros Mountains (Iran) revealed by the August 2014 Murmuri (E. Dehloran) earthquake sequence
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Copley, A. (2015) Understanding earthquakes, mitigating risks. UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, conference blog. http://www.wcdrr.org/blogs

Elliott, J. R. and Elliott, A., Hooper, A.  and Larsen, Y. and Marinkovic, P. and Wright (2015) Earthquake monitoring gets boost from new satellite. Eos, 96, DOI: 10.1029/2015EO023967.

England, P. (2015) Il terremoto dell’Aquila da una prospettiva internazionale. In: Amato, A. and Cerase, A. and Galadini, F. (Eds.), Terremoti, communicazione, diritto. Reflessioni sul processo all “Commissione Grandi Rischi”. FrancoAngeli, Milano, Italy.

England, P. and R. Bilham (2015) The Shillong Plateau and the great 1897 Assam earthquake. Tectonics, (in press).

England, P. and Howell, A. and Jackson, J. and Synolakis, C. (2015) Palaeotsunamis and tsunami hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean. Philosophical Transactions, Royal Society, London 373, 20140374. DOI:org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0374

England, P., and Molnar, P. (2015) Rheology of the lithosphere beneath the central and western Tien Shan. Journal of Geophysical Research 120, 3803-3823. DOI:10.1002/2014JB011733

Howell, A. and Jackson, J. and England, P. and Higham, T. and Synolakis, C. (2015) Late Holocene uplift of Rhodes, Greece: Evidence for a large tsunamigenic earthquake and the implications for the tectonics of the eastern Hellenic Trench system. Geophysical Journal International. (in press).

Molnar, P. and England, P. C. and Jones, C. H. (2015) Mantle dynamics, isostasy, and the support of high terrain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 1932-1957. DOI:10.1002/2014JB011724

Penney, C. and Copley, A. and Oveisi, B. (2015) Subduction tractions and vertical axis rotations in the Zagros-Makran transition zone, SE Iran: the 2013 May 11 Mw 6.1 Minab earthquake. Geophysical Journal International. 202 (2): 1122-1136. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv202

Reynolds, K. and Copley, A. and Hussain, E. (2015) Evolution and dynamics of a fold-thrust belt: the Sulaiman Range of Pakistan. Geophysical Journal International.  DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv005

Rigg, J. and Oven, K. (2015) Building liberal resilience? A critical review from developing rural Asia. Global Environmental Change 32: 175-186. DOI: org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.03.007

Walker, R. T. and Khatib, M. M. and Bahroudi, A. and Schnabel, C. and Rodes, A. and Fattahi, M. and Talebian, M. and Bergman, E. (2015) Co-seismic, geomorphic, and geologic fold growth associated with the 1978 Tabas earthquake fault in eastern Iran. Geomorphology, 237, 98-118.  DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.02.016

Walker, R. T. and Wegmann, K.W. and Bayasgalan, A. and Carson, R. J. and Elliott, J. and Fox, M. and Nissen, E. and Sloan, R. A and Williams, J. and Wright, E. (2015) The Egiin Davaa prehistoric rupture, central Mongolia: a large-magnitude normal faulting earthquake, on a reactivated fault with little cumulative slip, in a slowly-deforming intraplate setting. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London (in press)

Zhou, Y. and Elliott, J. R. and Walker, R. T. and Parsons, B. (2015), The 2013 Balochistan earthquake: an extraordinary or completely ordinary event? Geophysical Research Letters. DOI:10.1002/2015GL065096.


D’Agostino, N. and England, P. and Hunstad, I. and Selvaggi, G. (2014) Gravitational potential energy
and deformation of the Apennines. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 397, 121-132. DOI.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.013

Copley, A. (2014)Postseismic afterslip 30 years after the 1978 Tabas-e-Golshan (Iran) earthquake: observations and implications for the geological evolution of thrust belts. Geophysical Journal International.  DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu023

Copley, A. and Mitra, S. and Sloan, R. A. and Sharad, G. and Reynolds, K. (2014) Active faulting in apparently stable peninsular India: Rift inversion and a Holocene-age great earthquake on the Tapti Fault. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. *Editors highlight* http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2169-9356/homepage/EditorsHighlights.html  DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011294

Copley, A. and Reynolds, K. (2014) Imaging topographic growth by long-lived postseismic afterslip at Sefidabeh, east Iran. Tectonics, 33.  DOI: 10.1002/2013TC003462

Craig, T. J., and Copley, A. (2014) An explanation for the age independence of oceanic elastic thickness estimates from flexural profiles at subduction zones, and implications for continental rheology.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392,  pp. 207-216.  DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.027

Craig, T. J. and Copley, A. and Jackson, J. (2014) A reassessment of outer-rise seismicity and its implications for the mechanics of oceanic lithosphere. Geophysical Journal International.  DOI:10.1093/gji/gguo13

Craig, T. J. and Copley, A. and Middleton, T. A. (2014) Constraining fault friction in oceanic lithosphere using the dip angles of newly-formed faults at outer rises.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392, pp. 94-99.  DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.024

Fattahi, M. and Walker, R.T. and Talebian, M. and Sloan, R.A. and Rasheedi, A. (2014) Late Quaternary active faulting and landscape evolution in relation to the Gowk Fault in the South Golbaf Basin, SE Iran. Geomorphology, 204: 334-343. DOI:org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.08.017

Gregory, L. C. and Thomas, A. L. and Walker, R. T. and Garland, R. and MacNiocaill, C. and Fenton, C. and Schnabel, C. and Bayasgalan, A. and Amgaa, T. and Gantulga, B. (2014) Combined uranium series and 10Be cosmogenic exposure dating of surface abandonment: a case study from the Olgiy strike-slip fault in western Mongolia. Quaternary Geochronology, 24, 27-34  DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2014.07.005

Li, G. and West, J. A. and Densmore, A. L. and Jin, Z. and Parker, R. N. and Hilton, R. G. (2014) Seismic mountain building: Landslides with the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in the context of a generalized model for earthquake volume balance. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  DOI: 10.1002/2013GC005067

Mitra, S. and Wanchoo, S. and Priestley, K. (2014). Source Parameters of the 1 May 2013 mb 5.7 Kishtwar Earthquake: Implications for Seismic Hazards. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104 (2), pp. 1013-1019

Nazari, H. and Ritz, J-F. and Walker, R. T. and Salamati, R. and Rizza, M. and Patnaik, R. and Hollingsworth, J. and Alimohammadian, H. and Jalili, A. and Kaveh Firouz, A. and Shahidi, A. (2014) Palaeoseismic evidence for a medieval earthquake, and preliminary estimate of late Pleistocene slip-rate, on the Firouzkuh strike-slip fault in the central Alborz region of Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 82 http: doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.12.018

Nissen, E. and Jackson, J. A. and Jahani, S. and Tatar, M. (2014) Zagros “phantom earthquakes” reassessed — the interplay of seismicity and deep salt flow in the Simply Folded Belt? Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. ISSN 2156-2202. DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010796

Nissen, E. K., and Maruyama, T. and Arrowsmith, J. R and Elliott, J. R. and Krishnan, A. and Oskin, M. and Saripalli, S. (2014), Coseismic fault zone deformation revealed with di fferential LiDAR: Examples from Japanese Mw 7 intraplate earthquakes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.08.031.

Walters, R. J. and Parsons, B. and Wright, T. J. (2014) Constraining crustal velocity fields with InSAR for Eastern Turkey: Limits to the block-like behavior of Eastern Anatolia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119 pp. 5215-5234. DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010909

Wang, H. and Elliott, J. R. and Craig, T. J and Wright, T. J and Liu-Zeng, J. and Hooper, A. (2014) Normal faulting sequence in the Pumqu-Xainza Rift constrained by InSAR and teleseismic body-wave seismology. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, pp. 2947-2963. DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005369


Campbell, G. E. and  Walker, R. T. and Abdrakhmatov, K. and Schwenninger, J. L. and Jackson, J. and  Elliott, J. R.  and Copley, A. (2013) The Dzhungarian fault: Late Quaternary tectonics and slip rate of a major right-lateral strike-slip fault in the northern Tien Shan region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118 (9), pp. 1-18. DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50367

Copley, A. and Faridi, M. and Ghorashi, M. and Hollingsworth, J. and Jackson, J. and Nazari, H. and Oveisi, B. and Talebian, M. (2013) The 2012 August 11 Ahar earthquakes: consequences for tectonics and earthquake hazard in the Turkish-Iranian Plateau. Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggt379

Elliott, J. R. and Copley, A. C. and Holley, R. and Scharer, K. and Parsons, B. (2013) The 2011 Mw 7.1 Van (Eastern Turkey) earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118 (4), pp. 1619-1637. ISSN 2156-2202. DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50117

England, P. C. and Walker, R. T. and Fu, B. and Floyd, M. A. (2013) A bound on the viscosity of the Tibetan crust from the horizontality of palaeolake shorelines. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 375, pp. 44-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.05.001

Feng, W. and Li, Z. and Elliott, J. R. and Fukushima, Y. and Hoey, T. and Singleton, A. and Cook, R. and Xu, Z. (2013) The 2011 Mw 6.8 Burma earthquake: Fault constraints provided by multiple SAR techniques. Geophysical Journal International. DOI :10.1093/gji/ggt254

Garthwaite, M. C. and Wang, H. and Wright, T.J. (2013) Broadscale interseismic deformation and fault slip rates in the central Tibetan Plateau observed using InSAR. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118 (9), pp. 5071-5083.  DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50348

Middleton, T. A. and Copley, A. (2013) Constraining fault friction by re-examining earthquake nodal plane dips. Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggt427

Walker, R. T. and Bergman, E. A. and Elliott, J. R. and Fielding, E. J. and Ghods, A.-R. and Ghoraishi, M. and Jackson, J. and Nazari, H. and Nemati, M. and Oveisi, B. and Talebian, M. and Walters, R. J. (2013) The 2010–2011 South Rigan (Baluchestan) earthquake sequence and its implications for distributed deformation and earthquake hazard in southeast Iran. Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggs109

Walters, R. J. and Elliott, J. R. and Li, Z. and Parsons, B. (2013) Rapid strain accumulation on the Ashkabad fault (Turkmenistan): a robust slip rate estimate from MERIS-corrected InSAR data. Journal of Geophysical Research. DOI:10.1002/jgrb.50236

Wright, T. J. and Elliott, J. R. and Wang, H. and Ryder, I. (2013) Earthquake cycle deformation and the Moho: Implications for the rheology of continental lithosphere Tectonophysics. DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.029.


Copley, A. (2012) The formation of mountain range curvature by gravitational spreading. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 351–35, pp. 208-214. ISSN 0012-821X, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.036

Craig, T. J. and Copley, A. and Jackson, J. (2012) Thermal and tectonic consequences of India underthrusting Tibet. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 353–35, pp. 231-239. ISSN 0012-821, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.010

Elliott, J. R. and Nissen, E. K. and England, P. C. and Jackson, J. A. and Lamb, S. and Li, Z. and Oehlers, M. and Parsons, B. (2012) Slip in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, New Zealand Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B03401. DOI:10.1029/2011JB008868

McKenzie, D. and Jackson J. (2012). Tsunami earthquake generation by the release of gravitational potential energy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, pp. 1-8

Parks, M. M. and Biggs, J. and England, P. and Mather, T. A. and Nomikou, P. and Palamartchouk, K. and Papanikolaou, X. and Paradissis, D. and Parsons, B. and Pyle, D. M. and Raptakis, C. and Zacharis, V. (2012) Evolution of Santorini Volcano dominated by episodic and rapid fluxes of melt from depth. Nature Geoscience, 5, pp. 749-754. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1562


Background material

The Earthquakes without Frontiers proposal was based on two reports, one based on a scoping study ‘Building Rural Resilience in Seismically Active Areas“, the other based on a workshop ‘What Works and Does not Work in the Science and Social Science of Earthquake Vulnerability?

These documents together provide a background to the EwF project.