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  • Fialko, Y., Estimation of absolute stress in the hypocentral region of the 2019 Ridgecrest, California, earthquakes, submitted
  • Jin, Z. and Y. Fialko, Lithospheric deformation due to the 2015 M7.2 Sarez (Pamir) earthquake constrained by 5 years of space geodetic observations, submitted


  • Fialko, Y. and Z. Jin, Simple shear origin of the cross-faults ruptured in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, Nature Geoscience, 2021 (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Jin, Z. and Y. Fialko, Finite slip models of the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence constrained by space geodetic data and aftershock locations, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 110, 1660-1679, 2020. (PDF) |(abstract)
  • Floyd, M., G. Funning, Y. Fialko, R. Terry, and T. Herring (2020). Survey and Continuous GNSS in the vicinity of the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, 2047-2054, 2020 (abstract)
  • Erickson, B. et al., The Community Code Verification Exercise for Simulating Sequences of Earthquakes and Aseismic Slip (SEAS), Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, 874-890, 2020. (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Tymofyeyeva, E., Y. Fialko, J. Jiang et al., Slow slip event on the Southern San Andreas fault triggered by the 2017 Mw 8.2 Chiapas (Mexico) earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 124, 9956-9975, 2019. (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Wang, K. and Y. Fialko, Observations and modeling of co- and post-seismic deformation due to the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 761-779, 2018. (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Tymofyeyeva, E. and Y. Fialko, Geodetic evidence for a blind fault segment at the Southern end of the San Jacinto Fault Zone, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 878-891, 2018. (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Lau, H., E. Tymofyeyeva, and Y. Fialko, Variations in the long-term uplift rate due to the Altiplano-Puna Magma Body observed with Sentinel-1 interferometry, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 491, 43-47, 2018. (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Wang, K., X. Xu, and Y. Fialko, Improving burst alignment in TOPS interferometry with Bivariate Enhanced Spectral Diversity, IEEE Geosci. and Remote Sensing Lett., 14, 2423-2427, 2017 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Samsonov, S., W. Feng, and Y. Fialko, Subsidence at Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field and postseismic slip along the Indiviso fault from 2011 to 2016 RADARSAT-2 DInSAR time series analysis, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2716-2724, 2017 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Basset, D., D. Sandwell, Y. Fialko, and A. Watts, Upper-plate structural controls on co-seismic slip in the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku-oki earthquake, Nature, 531, 92-96, 2016 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Jiang, J. and Y. Fialko, Reconciling seismicity and geodetic locking depths on the Anza section of the San Jacinto Fault, Geophys. Res. Let., 43, 10663-10671, 2016 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Lindsey, E. and Y. Fialko, Geodetic constraints on frictional properties and earthquake hazard in the Imperial Valley, southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 1097-1113, 2016 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Trugman, D., P. Shearer, A. Borsa, and Y. Fialko, A comparison of long-term changes in seismicity at The Geysers, Salton Sea, and Coso geothermal fields, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 225-247, 2016 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Mitchell, E., Y. Fialko, and K. Brown, Velocity-weakening behavior of Westerly granite at temperature up to 600 deg C, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 6932-6946, 2016 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Mitchell, E., Y. Fialko, and K. Brown, Frictional properties of gabbro at conditions corresponding to slow slip events in subduction zones, G-cubed, 16, 4006-4020, 2015 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Fracture and frictional mechanics: Theory, Treatise of Geophysics, 2nd ed., vol.4, Earthquake Seismology, pp. 73-91, Academic Press, Elsevier, 2015 (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Wang, K. and Y. Fialko, Slip model of the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake from inversions of ALOS-2 and GPS data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7452-7458, 2015. (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Tymofyeyeva, E. and Y. Fialko, Mitigation of atmospheric phase delays in InSAR data, with application to the Eastern California Shear Zone, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 5952-5963, 2015. (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Gonzalez-Ortega A., Y. Fialko, D. Sandwell, A. Nava, J. Fletcher, J. Gonzalez-Garcia, B. Lipovsky, M. Floyd, and G. Funning, El Mayor-Cucapah (Mw 7.2) earthquake: Early near-field postseismic deformation from InSAR and GPS observations. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 1482-1497, 2014. (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Lindsey, E., Y. Fialko, Y. Bock, D. Sandwell, R. Bilham, Localized and distributed creep along the southern San Andreas Fault, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 7909-7922, 2014 (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Wang, K. and Y. Fialko, Space geodetic observations and models of postseismic deformation due to the 2005 M7.6 Kashmir (Pakistan) earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 7306-7318, 2014 (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Lindsey, E., V. Sahakian, Y. Fialko, Y. Bock, S. Barbot, and T. Rockwell, Interseismic Strain Localization in the San Jacinto Fault Zone, Pure and Appl. Geophys., 171, 2937-2954, doi:10.1007/s00024-013-0753-z, 2014 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Takeuchi, C. and Y. Fialko, On the effects of thermally weakened ductile shear zones on postseismic deformation, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/2013JB010215, 2013 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Crowell, B., Y. Bock, D. Sandwell, and Y. Fialko, Geodetic investigation into the deformation of the Salton Trough, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 5030-5039, 2013 (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Lindsey, E. and Y. Fialko, Geodetic slip rates in the Southern San Andreas Fault System: Effects of elastic heterogeneity and fault geometry, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 689-697, 2013 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Mitchell, E., Y. Fialko, and K. Brown, Temperature dependence of frictional healing of Westerly granite: experimental observations and numerical simulations, G-cubed, 14, 567-582, 2013 (PDF)|(abstract)| (Supp Info; for some reason not available at the G-cubed site).
  • Kaneko, Y., Y. Fialko, D. Sandwell, X. Tong and M. Furuya, Interseismic deformation and creep along the central section of the North Anatolian fault (Turkey): InSAR observations and implications for rate-and-state friction properties, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 689-697, 2013 (PDF) |(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y. and J. Pearse, Sombrero uplift above the Altiplano-Puna Magma Body: Evidence of a ballooning mid-crustal diapir, Science, 338, 250-252 DOI:10.1126/science.1226358, 2012 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Brown, K. and Y. Fialko, "Melt welt" mechanism of extreme weakening of gabbro at seismic slip rates, Nature, 488, 638-641, 2012 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Takeuchi, C. and Y. Fialko, Dynamic models of interseismic deformation and stress transfer from plate motion to continental transform faults, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B05403, doi:10.1029/2011JB009056, 2012(PDF)|(abstract).
  • Nof, R., A. Ziv, M.-P. Doin, G. Baer, Y. Fialko, S. Wdowinski, Y. Eyal, and Y. Bock, Rising of the lowest place on Earth due to Dead Sea water-level drop: Evidence from SAR interferometry and GPS, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B05412, doi:10.1029/2011JB008961, 2012(PDF)|(abstract).
  • M. Manzo, Y. Fialko, F. Casu, A. Pepe, and R. Lanari, A quantitative assessment of DInSAR measurements of interseismic deformation: the Southern San Andreas Fault case study, Pure and Appl. Geophys., 168, 195-210, 2012(PDF)|(abstract).
  • Wei, M., D. Sandwell, Y. Fialko, and R. Bilham (2011), Slip on faults in the Imperial Valley triggered by the 4 April 2010 Mw 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake revealed by InSAR, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01308, 2011(PDF)|(abstract).
  • Kaneko, Y. and Y. Fialko, Shallow slip deficit due to large strike-slip earthquakes in dynamic rupture simulations with elasto-plastic off-fault response, Geophys. J. Int., 186, 1389-1403, 2011 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Comment on "Dformation of compliant fault zones induced by nearby earthquakes: Theoretical investigations in two dimensions" by B. Duan, J. Kang and Y.-G. Li, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12301, 2011 (PDF)|(abstract)
  • Barbot, S. and Y. Fialko, A unified continuum representation of postseismic relaxation mechanisms: Semi-analytic models of afterslip, poroelastic rebound and viscoelastic flow, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 1124-1140, 2010 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Pearse, J. and Y. Fialko, Mechanics of active magmatic intraplating in the Rio Grande Rift near Socorro, New Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B07413, doi:10.1029/2009JB006592, 2010 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Barbot, S. and Y. Fialko, Fourier-domain Green function for an elastic semi-infinite solid under gravity, with applications to earthquake and volcano deformation, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 568-582, 2010 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Tong, X., D. Sandwell, and Y. Fialko, Coseismic slip model of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake derived from joint inversion of interferometric synthetic aperture radar, GPS, and field data, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B04314, doi:10.1029/2009JB006625, 2010 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Cochran, E., Y.-G. Li, P. Shearer, S. Barbot, Y. Fialko and J. Vidale, Seismic and geodetic evidence for extensive, long-lived fault damage zones, Geology, 37, 315-318, doi:10.1130/G25306A, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Barbot, S., Y. Fialko and Y. Bock, Postseismic deformation due to the Mw6.0 2004 Parkfield earthquake: Stress-driven creep on a fault with spatially variable rate-and-state friction parameters, J. Geophys Res., 114, B07405, doi:10.1029/2008JB005748, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • LaBonte, A., K. Brown and Y. Fialko, Hydrogeologic detection and finite-element modeling of a slow-slip event in the Costa Rica prism toe, J. Geophys Res., 114, B00A02, doi:10.1029/2008JB005806, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Hearn, E. and Y. Fialko, Can compliant fault zones be used to measure absolute stresses in the upper crust?, J. Geophys Res., 114, B04403, doi:10.1029/2008JB005901, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Barbot, S., Y. Fialko and D. Sandwell, Three-dimensional models of elasto-static deformation in heterogeneous media, with application to the Eastern California Shear Zone, Geophys. J. Int., 179, 500-520,doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04194.x, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Ujiie, K., A. Tsutsumi, Y. Fialko, and H. Yamaguchi, Experimental investigation of frictional melting of argillite at high slip rates: Implications for seismic slip in subduction-accretion complexes, J. Geophys Res., 114, B04308, doi:10.1029/2008JB006165, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Wei, M., D. Sandwell and Y. Fialko, A Silent M4.8 slip event of October 3-6, 2006, on the Superstition Hills fault, Southern California, J. Geophys Res., 114, B07402, doi:10.1029/2008JB006135, 2009 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Barbot S., Y. Fialko and D. Sandwell, Effect of a compliant fault zone on the inferred earthquake slip distribution, J. Geophys Res., 113, B06404, 2008(PDF)|(abstract).
  • Barbot, S., Y. Hamiel and Y. Fialko, Space geodetic investigation of the coseismic and postseismic deformation due to the 2003 M(w)7.2 Altai earthquake: Implications for the local lithospheric rheology J. Geophys Res., 113, B03403, 2008(PDF)|(abstract).
  • Hamiel, Y., and Y. Fialko, Structure and mechanical properties of faults in the North Anatolian Fault system from InSAR observations of coseismic deformation due to the 1999 Izmit (Turkey) earthquake, J. Geophys Res., 112, B07412, doi:10.1029/2006JB004777, 2007 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Fracture and frictional mechanics - Theory, Treatise of Geophysics, vol.4, Earthquake Seismology, pp. 83-106, Academic Press, Elsevier, 2007 (PDF).
  • Hamiel, Y., O. Katz, V. Lyakhovsky, Z. Reches, and Y. Fialko, Stable and unstable damage evolution in rocks with implications to fracturing of granite, Geophys. J. Int., 167, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03126.x, 2006 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Interseismic strain accumulation and the earthquake potential on the southern San Andreas fault system, Nature, 441, doi:10.1038/nature04797, 968-971, 2006 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Lin, G., P. Shearer, and Y. Fialko, Obtaining absolute locations for quarry seismicity using remote sensing data, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96, doi:10.1785/0120050146, 722-728, 2006 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., and Y. Khazan, Fusion by earthquake fault friction: Stick or slip?, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B12407, doi:10.1029/2005JB003869, 2005 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., D. Sandwell, M. Simons, and P. Rosen, Three-dimensional deformation caused by the Bam, Iran, earthquake and the origin of shallow slip deficit, Nature, 435, doi:10.1038/nature03425, 295-299, 2005 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Khazan, Y., and Y. Fialko, Why do kimberlites from different provinces have similar trace element patterns?, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Q10002, doi :10.1029/2005GC000919, 2005 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., L. Rivera, and H. Kanamori, Estimate of differential stress in the upper crust from variations in topography and strike along the San Andreas fault, Geophys. J. Int., 160, 527-532, 2005 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • McHone, J.G, D.L. Anderson, E.K. Beutel, and Y. Fialko, Giant dikes, rifts, flood basalts, and plate tectonics: A contention of mantle models, Plates, plumes and paradigms, GSA Special Paper, 388, 401-420 , 2005.
  • Sandwell, D., and Y. Fialko, Warping and cracking of the Pacific Plate by thermal contraction, J. Geophys Res., 109, B10411, doi:10.1029/2004JB0030912004, 2004 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Evidence of fluid-filled upper crust from observations of post-seismic deformation due to the 1992 Mw7.3 Landers earthquake, J. Geophys Res., 109, B08401, doi:10.1029/2003JB002985, 2004 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Probing the mechanical properties of seismically active crust with space geodesy: Study of the co-seismic deformation due to the 1992 Mw7.3 Landers (southern California) earthquake, J. Geophys Res., 109, B03307, doi:10.1029/2003JB002756, 2004 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., Temperature fields generated by the elastodynamic propagation of shear cracks in the Earth, J. Geophys Res., 109, B01303, doi:10.1029/2003JB0024972004, 2004 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., D. Sandwell, D. Agnew, M. Simons, P. Shearer, and B. Minster, Deformation on nearby faults induced by the 1999 Hector Mine earthquake, Science, 297, 1858-1862, 2002 (PDF) | (on-line text).
  • Simons, M., Y. Fialko, and L. Rivera, Co-seismic static deformation from the 1999 M_w7.1 Hector Mine, California, earthquake, as inferred from InSAR and GPS observations, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 92, 1390-1402, 2002 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Jacobs, A., D. Sandwell, Y. Fialko, and L. Sichoix, The 1999 (M_w7.1) Hector Mine, California, earthquake: Near-field postseismic deformation from ERS interferometry, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 92, 1433-1442, 2002 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., and M. Simons, Evidence for on-going inflation of the Socorro magma body, New Mexico, from Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3549-3552, 2001 (PDF).
  • Fialko, Y., On origin of near-axis faulting and volcanism at the fast spreading mid-ocean ridges, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 190, 31-39, 2001 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., M. Simons, and D. Agnew, The complete (3-D) surface displacement field in the epicentral area of the 1999 Mw7.1 Hector Mine earthquake, California, from space geodetic observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3063-3066, 2001 (PDF).
  • Fialko, Y., Y. Khazan, and M. Simons, Deformation due to a pressurized horizontal circular crack in an elastic half-space, with applications to volcano geodesy, Geophys. J. Int., 146, 181-190, 2001 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Fialko, Y., M. Simons, and Y. Khazan, Finite source modeling of magmatic unrest in Socorro, New Mexico, and Long Valley, California, Geophys. J. Int., 146, 191-200, 2001 (PDF)|(abstract).
  • Khazan, Y.M. and Y.A. Fialko, Tensile and shear cracks in the Dugdale-Barenblatt model, Geofiz. Zhurn., 23, No.5, 13-30, 2001 (in Russian) (PDF).
  • Fialko, Y., and M. Simons, Deformation and seismicity in the Coso geothermal area, Inyo County, California: Observations and modeling using satellite radar interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 21,781-21,794, 2000 (PDF)|(abstract)..
  • Fialko, Y.A. and A. Rubin, Thermal and mechanical aspects of magma emplacement in giant dike swarms, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 23,033-23,049, 1999 (PDF).
  • Fialko, Y.A. and A. Rubin, What controls the along-strike slopes of volcanic rift zones?, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 20,007-20,020, 1999 (PDF).
  • Fialko, Y.A. and A. Rubin, Thermodynamics of lateral dike propagation: Implicatons for crustal accretion at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 2501-2514, 1998 (PDF).
  • Fialko, Y.A. and A. Rubin, Numerical simulation of high pressure rock tensile fracture experiments: Evidence of an increase in fracture energy with pressure?, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 5231-5242, 1997 (PDF).
  • Guterman, V.G., Y.A. Fialko and Y.M. Khazan, Dome structures above sill-like crustal intrusions: Quantitative model of a preseismic uplift. Part 1, Geofiz. Zhurn., 18, No.2, 35-43, 1996.
  • Guterman, V.G., Y.A. Fialko and Y.M. Khazan, Dome structures above sill-like crustal intrusions: Quantitative model of a preseismic uplift. Part 2, Geofiz. Zhurn., 18, No.4, 62-69, 1996.
  • Khazan, Y.M. and Y.A. Fialko, Fracture criteria at the tip of fluid-driven cracks in the Earth, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 2541-2544, 1995 (PDF).

Other publications

  • Cover of Physics Today (PDF), 07/2006.
  • Cover of Geophysical Research Letters (PDF), 08/2001.

Some of these publications are based upon work supported by NSF, NASA, USGS, SCEC, and Vetlesen Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these publications are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies.

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