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Craig, T. J. and Copley, A (2018) Forearc collapse, plate flexure, and seismicity within the downgoing plate along the Sunda Arc west of Sumatra. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 484, 15 February 2018, Pages 81–91. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.004

Datta, A. and Sigdel, S., and  Oven, K.J. and Rosser, N.J. and Densmore, A.L. and Rijal, S. (2018) The role of scientific evidence during the 2015 Nepal earthquake relief effort.  ODI Working Paper, March 2018.  London: Overseas Development Institute. https://www.odi.org/publications/11044-role-scientific-evidence-during-2015-nepal-earthquake-relief-efforts

Hussain, E. and Wright, T. J. and Walters, R. J. and Bekaert, D. P.  and Lloyd, R. and Hooper, A. (2018) Constant strain accumulation rate between major earthquakes on the North Anatolian Fault.  Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 1392  DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-03739-2

Milledge, D. and Rosser, N. and Oven, K. and Dixit, A. M. and Dhungel, R. and Basyal, G. K. and Adhikari, S. R.  and Densmore, A. (2018) Simple guidelines to minimise exposure to earthquake-triggured landslides. Earthquakes without Frontiers briefing note.

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Sprafke, O, and Fitzsimmons, K. F., and Grützner, C. and Elliot, A (2018) Reevaluation of Late Pleistocene loess profiles at Remizovka (Kazakhstan) indicates the significance of topography in evaluating terrestrial paleoclimate record. Quarternary Research. DOI: org/10.1017/qua.2017.103

Zhou, Y. and Thomas, M.Y. and Parsons, B and Walker, R.T.  (2018) Time-dependent postseismic slip following the 1978 M w 7.3 Tabas-e-Golshan, Iran earthquake revealed by over 20 years of ESA InSAR observations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 483, 64-75.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.005


Ainscoe, E. A. and Elliott, J. R. and Copley, A. and Craig, T. J. and Li, T. and Parsons, B. E. and Walker, R. T. (2017) Blind Thrusting, Surface Folding, and the Development of Geological Structure in the Mw 6.3 2015 Pishan (China) Earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014268

A. Copley (2017) The strength of earthquake-generating faults. Journal of the Geological Society. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2017-037

Grützner, C. and Carson, E. and Walker, R. T. and Rhodes, E.J. and Mukambayev, A. and Mackenzie, D. and Elliott, J.R. and Campbell, G. and Abdrakhmatov, K. (2017) Assessing the activity of faults in continental interiors: palaeoseismic insights from SE Kazakhstan. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.025.

Grützner, C. and Walker, R. and Abdrakhmatov, K. E. and Mukambaev, A. and Elliott, A. J. and Elliott, J. R. (2017) Active tectonics around Almaty and along the Zailisky Alatau rangefront. Tectonics, 36 (10), 2192-2226. DOI: 10.1002/2017TC004657

Howell, A. and Jackson, J. and Copley, A. and McKenzie, D and Nissen, E. (2017) Subduction and vertical coastal motions in the eastern Mediterranean. Geophysical Journal International, 211, 593-620. DOI:10.1093/gji/ggx307

Howell, A. and Palamartchouk, K. and Papanikolaou, X. and Paradissis, D. and Raptakis, C. and Copley, A. and England, P and Jackson, J. (2017) The 2008 Methoni earthquake sequence: the relationship between the earthquake cycle on the subduction interface and coastal uplift in SW Greece. Geophysical Journal International, 208, 1592–1610. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw462ce

Ingleby, T. and Wright, T. J. (2017) Omori-like decay of postseismic velocities following continental earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, pp.3119-3130. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL072865

Jones, S. and Vasvani, V. (2017) Compliance with the building byelaws and earthquake safety in urban areas of Bihar, progress, constraints and challenges, Environmental Hazards, available on line 28 April 2017. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2017.1314246

Middleton, T.A. and Elliott, J.R. and Rhodes, E.J. and Sherlock, S. and Walker, R.T. and Wang, W. and Yu, J. and Zhou, Y. (2017) Extension rates across the northern Shanxi Grabens, China, from Quaternary geology, seismicity and geodesy. Geophysical Journal International, 209(2), pp.535-558. DOI:10.1093/gji/ggx031

Middleton, T.A and Parsons, B and Walker, R.T. Walker.  (2017) Comparison of seismic and geodetic strain rates at the margins of the Ordos Plateau, northern China.  Geophysical Journal International 212 (2), 988-1009.  https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggx446

Penney, C. and Tavakoli, F. and Saadat, A. and Nankali, H. R. and Sedighi, M. and Khorrami, F. and Sobouti, F. and Rafi, Z. and Copley, A and Jackson, J. and Priestley, K. (2017) Megathrust and accretionary wedge properties and behaviour in the Makran subduction zone.  Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx126

Searle, M. and Avouac, J.-P. and Elliott, J. R. and Dyck, B. Dyck (in press) Ductile shearing to brittle thrusting along the Nepal Himalaya: linking Miocene channel flow and critical wedge tectonics to the 25th April 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Tectonophysics. DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.003.

Sloan, R. A., J. R. Elliott, M. P. Searle & C. K. Morley (in press) Active Tectonics of Myanmar and the Andaman Sea. in Barber, A. J. and Khin Zaw and Crow, M. J. (eds.), Myanmar: Geology, Resources and Tectonics. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 48, 19-51. DOI:10.1144/M48.2

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 (2017) 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 432. 187-212. DOI: 10.1144/SP432.4

Walters, R. J. and England, P. C. and Houseman, G. A. (2017) Constraints from GPS measurements on the dynamics of the zone of convergence between Arabia and Eurasia. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 122, 1470-1495. DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013370

Wimpenny, S. and Copley, A. and Ingleby, T. (2017) Fault mechanics and post-seismic deformation at Bam, SE Iran. Geophysical Journal International, 209, p 1018-1035. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx065


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

Catlos, E. J.and Friedrich, A. M. and Lay, T. and Elliott, J. R. and Carena, S. and Upreti, B. and Decelles, P. and Tucker, B. and Bendick, R. (2016) Nepal at Risk: Interdisciplinary Lessons Learned from the April 2015 Nepal (Gorkha) Earthquake and Future Concerns. GSA Today, 26, 42-43. DOI:10.1130/GSATG278GW.1.

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

Ebmeier, S. K. and Elliott, J. R. and Nocquet, J.-M. and Biggs, J. and Mothes, P. and Jarrin. P and Yepez M. and Aguiza, S. and Lungdren, P and Samsonov, S. (2016) Shallow earthquake inhibits unrest at Chiles-Cerro Negro volcanoes, Ecuador-Columbian border. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 283-291. DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.046.

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

Elliott, J. R. and Walters, R. J. and Wright, T. J. (2016) The role of space-based observation in understanding and responding to active tectonics and earthquakes, Nature Communications, 7. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13844

England, P. and Houseman, G. and J.-M. Nocquet (2016) Constraints from GPS measurements on the dynamics of deformation in Anatolia and the Aegean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 121, 8888-8916. DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013382

England, P.C. and Walker R.T. (2016). Comment on:“Crustal strength in central Tibet determined from Holocene shoreline deflection around Siling Co” by Xuhua Shi, Eric Kirby, Kevin P. Furlong, Kai Meng, Ruth Robinson and Erchie Wang. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 433, 393-395. DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.042

Floyd, M. A. and Walters, R. J. and Elliott, J. R. and Funning, G. J. and Svarc, J. L and Murray, J. H. and Hooper, A. J. and Larsen, Y. and Marinkovic, P. and Burgmann. R. and Johanson, A. and Wright, T. J.  (2016) Spatial variations in fault friction related to lithology from rupture and afterslip of the 2014 South Napa, California, earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 6808-6816. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL069428.

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

Hussain E. and Hooper, A. and Wright, T. J. and Walters, R. J and Bekaert, D. P. S (2016) Interseismic strain accumulation across the central North Anatolian Fault from iteratively unwrapped InSAR measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121, pp.9000-9019. DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013108

Hussain, E. and Wright, T. J. and Walters. R. J. and Bekaert, D. and Hooper, A. and Houseman, G. A. (2016) Geodetic observations of postseismic creep in the decade after the 1999 Izmit earthquake, Turkey: Implications for a shallow slip deficit. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121, pp.2980-3001. DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012737

Jones, S. and Oven, K. J. and Wisner, B. (2016) A comparison of the governance landscape of earthquake risk reduction in Nepal and the Indian State of Bihar. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 15, 29-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.10.011

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. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw158

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. (2016) The tectonics of the western Ordos Plateau, Ningxia, China: Slip rates on the Luoshan and East Helanshan Faults. Tectonics. DOI: 10.1002/2016TC004230

Nissen, E. and Elliott, J. R. and Sloan, R. A. and Craig, T. J. and Funning, G. J. and Hutko, A. and Parsons, B. E and Wright, T. J. (2016) Limitations of rupture forecasting exposed by instantaneously triggered earthquake doublet. Nature Geoscience, 9, pp.330-336. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2653

Najman, 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

ODI (Overseas Development Institute) (2016) Earthquake science in DRR policy and practice in Nepal: workshop and discussion papers. https://www.odi.org/publications/10450-earthquake-science-drr-policy-and-practice-nepal

ODI (Overseas Development Institute) (2016) Earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia: conference summary. https://www.odi.org/publications/10657-earthquake-science-and-hazard-central-asia-conference-summary

Oven, K. and Rigg, J. Economic Development, Livelihoods and Resilience in Nepal, policy briefing December 2016Rigg, J. and Oven, K.J. and Basyal, G.K. and Lamichhane, R. (2016) Between a rock and a hard place: vulnerability and precarity in rural Nepal. Geoforum, 76, 63-74. DOI: org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.08.014

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

Wright, T. J. (2016) The earthquake deformation cycle. Astonomy & Geophysics 57. DOI: 10.1093/astrogeo/atw148

Zhou, Y. and Walker, R. T and Elliott, J. R and Parsons, B. (2016) Mapping 3D fault geometry in earthquakes using high-resolution topography: Examples from the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah (Mexico) and 2013 Balochistan (Pakistan) earthquakes, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 3134-3142. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067899

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: https://wp.preventionweb.net/wcdrr/wcdrr_load.php?id=3724&disqus=1

Elliott, J. R. and Bergman, E. and Copley, A. C. and Ghods, A. R. and Nissen, E. K. and Oveisi, B. and Tatar, M. and Walters, R. J. and Yamini-Fard, F. (2015) The 2013 Mw 6.2 Khaki-Shonbe (Iran) Earthquake: insights into seismic and aseismic shortening of the Zagros sedimentary cover Earth & Space Sciences, 2, 435-471, DOI:10.1002/2015EA000098.

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. Geophysical Journal International, 203, 459-474. DOI:10.1093/gji/ggv307

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

Mousavi, Z. and Pathier, E. and Walker, R. T. and Walpersdorf, A. and Tavakoli, F. and Nankali, H. and Sedighi, M. and Doin, M.P. (2015) Interseismic deformation of the Shahroud fault system (NE Iran) from space‐borne radar interferometry measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(14), pp.5753-5761. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064440

Oven, K. J. and Rigg, J. D. (2015) The best of intentions? Managing disasters and constructions of risk and vulnerability in Asia. Asian Journal of Social Science, 43, 685-712. DOI: 10.1163/15685314-04306003

ODI (Overseas Development Institute) (2015) Pathways to earthquake resilience in China: workshop and discussion papers. https://www.odi.org/publications/9440-pathways-earthquake-resilience-china

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 Rodés, A. and Schnabel, C. 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

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.

Zhou, Y. and Parsons, B. and Elliott, J.R. and Barisin, I. and Walker, R.T. (2015) Assessing the ability of Pleiades stereo imagery to determine height changes in earthquakes: A case study for the El Mayor‐Cucapah epicentral area. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120(12), pp.8793-8808. DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012358


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.htmlDOI: 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

D’Agostino, N. and England, P. and Hunstad, I. and Selvaggi, G. (2014) Gravitational potential energy
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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. 1013-101, DOI: 10.1785/0120130216

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 Bergman, E. A. and Copley, A and Ghods, A. R. and Nissen, E. K. and Oveisi, B and Tatar, M. and Walters, R. J and Yamini-Fard, F. (2015) The 2011 Mw 6.2 Khaki-Shonbe (Iran) Earthquake: Insights into seismic and aseismic shortening in the Zagros sedimentary cover. Earth and Space Science, 2, DOI:10.1002/2015EA000098

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 earthquakenodal plane dips. Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggt427

Mousavi, Z. and Walpersdorf, A. and Walker, R. T. and Tavakoli, F. and Pathier, E. and Nankali, H. and Nilforoushan, F. and Jadidi, A. and Aghamohammadi, A. and Djamour, Y. (2013)Global Positioning System constraints on the active tectonics of NE Iran and the South Caspian. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 377, 287-298. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.07.007

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

West, A. J. and Fox, M. and Walker, R. T. and Carter, A. and Harris, T. and Watts, Al and Gantulga, B. (2013) Links between climate, erosion, uplift, and topography during intra-continental mountain building of the Hangay Dome, Mongolia.G3, 14, 5171-5193, DOI: 10.1002/2013GC004859

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

Zhou, Y. and Walker, R.T. and Elliott, J.R. and Parsons B. (2016). Mapping 3D fault geometry in earthquakes using high‐resolution topography: Examples from the 2010 El Mayor‐Cucapah (Mexico) and 2013 Balochistan (Pakistan) earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters 43 (7), 3134-3142 DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067899


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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.036

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.