Papers 2000-2009


Kanamori, H., and J. Mori, Microscopic processes on a fault plane and their implications for earthquake dynamics, Seismic Modelling of Earth Structure, Erice Conference, July 1999.

Polet, J. and H. Kanamori, Shallow subduction zone earthquakes and their tsunamigenic potential, Geophys. J. Int., 2000.

 Preliminary Report on the 16 October 1999 M 7.1 Hector Mine, California, Earthquake, Seismological Research Letters, v. 71, no.1, p. 11-23.

 Venkataraman, A., Mori, J., Kanamori, H., and Zhu, L., 2000, Fine structure of the rupture zone of the April 26 and 27, 1997, Northridge aftershocks: J. Geophys. Res., v. 105, p. 19,085-19,093.

Zhu, L., and Kanamori, H., 2000, Moho depth variation in southern California from teleseismic receiver functions: J. Geophys. Res., no. B2, p. 2969-2980.

Brodsky, E. E., and H. Kanamori, The Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication of Faults, J. Geophys. Res., 2000.

Kanamori, H., 2001, Energy budget of earthquakes and seismic efficiency, in Teisseyre, R., and Majewski, E., eds., Earthquake Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations in the Earth's Interior: New York, Academic Press, p. 293-305.

Kanamori, H., and E. E. Brodsky, The Physics of Earthquakes, Physics Today, 2000.

Kanamori, H., Earthquake Prediction: An Overview, IASPEI Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, 2000.

Kanamori, H., and Heaton, T. H., 2000, Microscopic and Macroscopic Physics of Earthquakes, in GeoComplexity and the Physics of Earthquakes, Geophysical Monograph 120, p. 147-163.

 Kanamori, H., 2001, Southern California Seismic Network:  Caltech/USG Element of TriNet 1997-2001:  Seismological Research Letters, v. 72, p. 690-704.

Izutani, Y., and Kanamori, H., 2001, Scale-dependence of seismic energy-to-moment ratio for strike-slip earthquakes in Japan: Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 28, no. 20, p. 4007-4010.

Kanamori, H., 2001, Earthquakes:  What we know today and what we should do to minimize their impacts:  Rafu Magazine, July 2001.

Hough, S.E., and Kanamori, H., 2002, Source properties of earthquakes near the Salton Sea triggered by the Hector Mine earthquake: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 92, p. 1281-1289.

Polet, J., and Kanamori, H., 2002, Anisotropy beneath California: Shear wave splitting measurements using a dense broadband array: Geophys. J. Int., v. 149, p. 313-327.

Rivera, L., and Kanamori, H., 2002, Spatial heterogeneity of tectonic stress and friction in the crust: Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 29, no. 6, p. 10.1029/2001GL013803.

Venkataraman, A., Rivera, L., and Kanamori, H., 2002, Radiated energy from the October 16, 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake: Regional and Teleseismic Estimates: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 92, no. 4, p. 1256-1265.

Allen, R.M., and Kanamori, H., 2003, The Potential for Earthquake Early Warning in Southern California: Science, v. 300, no. 5620, p. 786-789.

Kanamori, H., 2003, Earthquake Prediction: An Overview, in W.H.K. Lee, Kanamori, H., Jennings, P., and Kisslinger, C., eds., "International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology": San Diego, Academic Press, Part B, p. 1205-1216.

Ma, K.-F., Brodsky, E., Mori, J., Ji, C., Song, T.-R., and Kanamori, H., 2003, Evidence for fault lubricaton during the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Earthquake (Mw7.6) : Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 30, no. 5, p. doi:10.1029/2002GL015380.

Mori, J., Abercrombie, R., and Kanamori, H., 2003, Stress drops and radiated energies of aftershocks of the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake: J. Geophys. Res., v. 108, no. B11, p. 2545 doi:2510.1029/2001JB000474.

Artru, J., Ducic, V., Kanamori, H., Lognonne, P., and Murakami, M., 2004, Ionospheric detection of gravity waves induced by tsunamis: Geophys J. Int., v. 160, p. 840-848.

Brodsky, E., Gordeev, E., and Kanamori, H., 2004, Landslide basal friction as measured by seismic waves: Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 30, no. 24, p. 2236, doi:2210.1029/2003GL018485.

Kanamori, H., 2004a, Diversity of the Physics of Earthquakes: Proc. Japan Acad. Serial B, v. 80, p. 297-316 (PDF Reprint - Includes Error) (PDF Reprint - Includes Correction)

Kanamori, H., 2004b, Some fluid-mechanical problems in geophysics-waves in the atmosphere and fault lubrication: Fluid Dynamics Research, v. 34, p. 1-19.

Kanamori, H., and Brodsky, E., 2004, The Physics of Earthquakes: Reports on Progress in Physics, v. 67, no. 8, p. 1429-1496.

Kanamori, H., and Rivera, L., 2004, Static and Dynamic Scaling Relations for Earthquakes and their implications for Rupture Speed and Stress Drop: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 94, no. 1, p. 314-319.

Tinsley, J., Hough, S.E., Yong, A., Kanamori, H., Yu, E., Appel, V., and Wills, C., 2004, Geotechnical Characterization of TriNet Sites: A Status Report: Seismol. Res. Lett., v. 75, no. 4, p. 505-514.

Tsai, V.C., Kanamori, H., and Artru, J., 2004, The Morning Glory Wave in Southern California: J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, no. B02307, p. doi:10.1029/2003JB002596.

Venkataraman, A., and Kanamori, H., 2004a, Effect of directivity on estimates of radiated seismic energy: J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, no. B4, p. B04301 04310.01029/02003JB002548.

Venkataraman, A., and Kanamori, H., 2004b, Observational constraints on the fracture energy of subduction zone earthquakes: J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, no. B5, p. B05302, 05310.01029/02003JB002549.

Xia, K., Rosakis, A., and Kanamori, H., 2004, Laboratory Earthquakes: The sub-Rayleigh-to-supershear rupture transition: Science, v. 303 (5665), p. 1859-1861.

Ammon, C.J., Ji, C., Helmberger, D., Lay, T., Hjoreifsdottir, V., Kanamori, H., Ni, S., Thio, H.-K., Robinson, D., Das, S., Hedlin, C., and Wald, D., 2005, Rupture process of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake: Science, v. 308 (5725), p. 1133-1139.


Fialko, Y., Rivera, L., Kanamori, H., 2005, Estimate of differential stress in the upper crust from variations in topography and strike along the San Andreas fault: Geophysical Journal International, v. 160 (2), p. 527-532.

Kanamori, H., 2005, Real-time seismology and earthquake damage mitigation: Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., v. 33, p. 195-214.

Lay, T., Kanamori, H., Ammon, C.J., Nettles, M., Ward, S.N., Aster, R., Beck, S.L., Bilek, S.L., Brudzinski, M.R., Butler, R., Deshon, H.R., Ekstrom, G., Satake, K., and Sipkin, S., 2005, The Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004: Science, v. 308 (5725), p. 1127-1133. 

Ni, S., Kanamori, H., and Helmberger, D., 2005, Energy radiation from the Sumatra earthquake: Nature, v. 434 (7033), p.582-582.

Park, J., Song, T.-R.A., Tromp, J., Okal, E., Stein, S., Roult, G., Laski, G., Kanamori, H., Davis, P., Berger, J., Braitenberg, C., Van Camp, M., Lei, X.e., Sun, H., and Xu, H., 2005, Earth's Free Oscillations Excited by the 26 December, 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake: Science, v. 308 (5725), p.1139-1144.

Rivera, L., and Kanamori, H., 2005, Representations of the radiated energy in earthquakes: Geophysical Journal International, v. 162 (1), p.148-155.

Wu, Y.-M., and Kanamori, H., 2005a, Experiment on an onsite early warning method for the Taiwan early warning system: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 95, p. 347-353.

Wu, Y.-M., and Kanamori, H., 2005b, Rapid assessment of damaging potential of earthquakes in Taiwan from the beginning of P waves: Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., v. 95, p. 1181-1185, doi: 10.1785/0120040193.

Xia, K., Rosakis, A., Kanamori, H., and Rice, J.R., 2005, Laboratory earthquakes along inhomogeneous faults: Directionality and supershear, Science, v. 308, p. 681-684.

Kanamori, H., Miyazawa, M., Mori, J., 2006, Investigation of the earthquake sequence off Miyagi prefecture with historical seismograms: Earth, Planets, and Space, v. 58, p. 1533-1541.

Kanamori, H., 2006, Seismological aspects of the December 2004 Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake: Earthquake Spectra, v. 22, p. S1-S12.

Kanamori, H., 2006, Lessons from the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake: Transactions of Royal Society A, v. 364, p. 1927-1945, doi:  10.1098/rsta.2006.1806.

Kanamori, H. and Rivera, L., 2006, Energy partitioning during an earthquake: AGU Chapman Volume, AGU Chapman Volume, Geophysical Monograph Series 170, "Earthquakes:  Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting."

Kanamori, H., 2006, The radiated energy of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake: AGU Chapman Volume, Geophysical Monograph Series 170, "Earthquakes:  Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting."

Lockwood, O. G. and Kanamori, H., 2006, Wavelet analysis of the seismograms of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and its application to tsunami early warning: G-cubed, v. 7, doi:  10.1029/2006GC001272.

 Watada, S., Kunugi, T., Hirata, K., 2006, Atmospheric pressure change associated with the 2003 Tokachi-Oki earthquake:  Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, L24306, doi:  10.1029/2006GL027967.

Ammon, C. J., Kanamori, H., Lay, T., and Velasco, A. A., 2006 The 17 July 2006 Java tsunami earthquake: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, L24308, doi:10.1029/2006GL028005.

Beroza, G. C., and Kanamori, H., 2007 4.01 Comprehensive Overview:
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Min Chen, M., Jeroen Tromp, J., Helmberger, D. V., 2007, Waveform modeling of the slab beneath Japan: J. Geophysical Research, v. 112, B02305, doi:  10.1029/2006JB004394.

Wu, Y-M., Kanamori, H., Allen, R., and Hauksson, E., 2007, Determination of earthquake early warning parameters, Tc and Pd, for southern California: Geophysical Journal International 170, p. 711-717.

Minson, S. Dreger, D., Burgmann, R., Kanamori, H, and Larson, K., 2007, Seismically and geodetically determined nondouble-couple source mechanisms from the 2000 Miyakejima volcanic earthquake swarm: J. Geophys. Res., v. 112, B10308.

Ammon, C., Kanamori, H., and Lay, T., 2008, A great earthquake doublet and seismic stress transfer cycle in the central Kuril Islands: Nature 06521, v. 451, p. 561-565.

Ammon, C., Kanamori, H., and Lay, T., 2008, A great earthquake doublet and seismic stress transfer cycle in the central Kuril Islands: Supplementary Information, Nature 06521a. 

Kanamori, H. , 2008, Earthquake physics and real-time seismology: Nature, v. 451, 06585.

Wu, Y-M., and Kanamori, H., 2008 Exploring the feasibility of on-site earthquake early warning using close-in records of the 2007 Noto Hanto earthquake:  Earth, Planets, and Space, v. 60, p. 155-160.

Wu, Y-M., and Kanamori, H., 2008, Development of an Earthquake Early Warning System Using Real-Time Strong Motion Signals: Sensors, MDPI.

Kanamori, H. and Rivera, L., 2008 Source inversion of W phase: speeding up seismic tsunami warning: Geophysical Journal International 175, p. 222-238

Hauksson, E., Felzer, K., Given, D., Giveon, M., Hough, S., Hutton, K., Kanamori, H., Sevilgen, V., Wei, S., and Young, A., 2008 Preliminary Report on the 29 July 2008 Mw 5.4 Chino Hills, Eastern Los Angeles Basin, California, Earthquake Sequence: Seismological Research Letters v. 79, No. 6, p. 855-866

Tonegawa, T., Hirahara, K., Shibutani, T., Iwamori, H., Kanamori, H. & Shiomi, K., 2008. Water flow to the mantle transition zone inferred from a receiver function image of the Pacific slab, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 277, 346–354, doi:310.1016/j.epsl.2008.1007.104.

Hayes, G.P., Rivera, L. & Kanamori, H., 2009. Source Inversion of the W-Phase: Realtime Implementation and Extension to Low Magnitudes, Seismol. Res. Lett., 80, 817-822, doi: 810.1785/gssrl.1780.1785.1817.

Hjörleifsóttir, V., Kanamori, H. & Tromp, J., 2009.Modeling 3-D wave propagation and finite slip for the 1998 Balleny Islands earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B03301, doi:10.1029/2008JB005975.

Böse, M., Hauksson, E., Solanki, K., Kanamori, H. & Heaton, T.H., 2009. Real-time testing of the on-site warning algorithm in southern California and its performance during the July 29 2008 Mw5.4 Chino Hills earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L00B03, doi:10.1029/2008GL036366.

Lay, T., Kanamori, H., Ammon, C.J., Hutko, A.R., Furlong, K. & Rivera, L., 2009. The 2006–2007 Kuril Islands great earthquake sequence, J. Geophys. Res. ,114, B11308, doi:10.1029/2008JB006280.


Polet, J. & Kanamori, H., 2009. Tsunami Earthquakes, Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, ed Meyers, A. Springer, New York.

Wang, W., Ni, S., Chen, Y. & Kanamori, H., 2009. Magnitude estimation for early warning applications using the initial part of P waves: A case study on the 2008 Wenchuan sequence,Geophys. Res. Lett.,, L16305, doi:16310.11029/12009GL038678.