SEISMOLOGIST

Wenyuan Fan

Collaborations

I work with (current and past) Jeff McGuire, Peter Shearer, Andy Barbour, Dan Bassett, Mark Behn, Sloan Coats, Elizabeth Cochran, Sarah Das, Catherine de Groot-hedlin, Marine Denolle, Steve Elgar, Julia Fiedler, Peter Gerstoft, Jianhua Gong, Michael Hedlin, Yihe Huang, Chen Ji, Junle Jiang, Guoqing Lin, Xinyu Luo, Zhitu Ma, Guy Masters, Diego Melgar, Haoran Meng, Nathan Miller, James Neely, Jing Ci Neo, Ryo Okuwaki, Lei Qin, Britt Raubenheimer, Brandon Schmandt, Uri ten Brink, Dongdong Tian, Kang Wang, Ruijia Wang, Songqiao Wei, Doug Wiens.

We are always looking for students and postdocs, and there are co-advising/co-mentoring opportunities. Here is why you should come to Scripps for geophysics. Details regarding the SIO PhD application process can be found here.

Publications
  • Fan, W., A. J. Barbour, E. S. Cochran, and G. Lin, Charateristics of frequent dynamic triggering of microearthquakes in Southern California, Submitted, 2020.

  • Okuwaki, R., W. Fan, M. Yamada, H. Osawa, and T.J. Wright, Multiple small scale landslides triggered by Typhoon Talas 2011, Submitted, 2020.

  1. Fan, W., J.J. McGuire, and P.M. Shearer, Abundant spontaneous and dynamically triggered submarine landslides in the Gulf of Mexico, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2020GL087213, 2020. PDF

  2. ten Brink, U., Y. Wei, W. Fan, J. Granjia-Bruna, and N. Miller, Mysterious tsunami in the Caribbean Sea following the 2010 Haiti earthquake possibly generated by dynamically triggered early aftershocks, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116269, 2020. PDF

  3. Fan, W., J.J. McGuire, C. de Groot-Hedlin, M. A.H. Hedlin, S. Coats, and J. W. Fiedler, Stormquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2019GL084217, 2019. PDF

  4. Neely, J. S., Y. Huang, and W. Fan, Earthquake rupture characteristics along a developing transform boundary, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggz357, 2019. PDF

  5. Fan, W., S. S. Wei, D. Tian, J.J. McGuire, and D. A. Wiens, Complex and diverse rupture processes of the 2018 Mw 8.2 and Mw 7.9 Tonga-Fiji deep earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2018GL080997, 2019. PDF

  6. Fan, W., C. de Groot-Hedlin, M. A.H. Hedlin, and Z. Ma, Using surface waves recorded by a large mesh of three-element arrays to detect and locate disparate seismic sources, Geophys. J. Int.,doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy316, 2018. PDF

  7. Fan, W. and J. J. McGuire, Investigating microearthquake finite source attributes with IRIS Community Wavefield Demonstration Experiment in Oklahoma, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy203, 2018. PDF

  8. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Coherent seismic arrivals in the P‐wave coda of the 2012 Mw 7.2 Sumatra earthquake: water reverberations or an early aftershock?, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2018JB015573, 2018. PDF

  9. Fan, W., D. Bassett, J. Jiang, P. M. Shearer, and C. Ji, Rupture evolution of the 2006 Java tsunami earthquake and the possible role of splay faults, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.10.003, 2017. PDF

  10. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Investigation of back-projection uncertainties with M6 earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2017JB014495, 2017. PDF

  11. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Local near instantaneously dynamically triggered aftershocks of large earthquakes, Science, 353, 1133-1136, doi: 10.1126/science.aag0013, 2016. PDF

  12. Fan, W., P. M. Shearer, C. Ji, and D. Bassett, Multiple branching rupture of the 2009 Tonga-Samoa earthquake, J. Geophys. Res, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JB012945, 2016. PDF

  13. Mai PM, Schorlemmer D, Page M, Ampuero JP, Asano K, Causse M, Custodio S, Fan W, Festa G, Galis M, Gallovic F. et al., The earthquake‐source inversion validation (SIV) project. Seismol. Res. Lett., 87, no. 3, doi: 10.1785/0220150231, 2016. PDF

  14. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Fault interactions and triggering during the 10 January 2012 Mw 7.2 Sumatra earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1934–1942, doi: 10.1002/2016GL067785, 2016. PDF

  15. Melgar, D., W. Fan, S. Riquelme, J. Geng, C. Liang, M. Fuentes, G. Vargas, R. M. Allen, P. M. Shearer, and E. J. Fielding, Slip segmentation and slow rupture to the trench during the 2015, Mw8.3 Illapel, Chile earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 961–966, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067369, 2016. PDF

  16. Denolle, M. A., W. Fan, and P. M. Shearer, Dynamics of the 2015 M7.8 Nepal earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7467-7475, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065336, 2015. PDF

  17. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Detailed rupture imaging of the 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake using teleseismic P waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7467-7475, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064587, 2015. PDF

  18. Fan, W., Y.J. Chen, Y. Tang, S Zhou, Y. Feng, H. Yue, H. Wang, G. Jin, S. Wei, Y. Wang, Z. Gai, and J. Ning, Crust and Upper Mantle Velocity Structure of the eastern Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions from Ambient Noise Tomography, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese), 58(5),: 1568-1583, doi: 10.6038/cjg20150510, 2015. PDF

  19. Fan, W., P. M. Shearer, and P. Gerstoft, Kinematic earthquake rupture inversion in the frequency domain, Geophys. J. Int., 199, 1138-1160, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu319, 2014. PDF

  20. Yue, H., Y. Chen, E. Sandvol, J. Ni, T. Hearn, S. Zhou, Y. Feng, Z. Ge, A. Trujillo, Y. Wang, G. Jin, M. Jiang, Y. Tang, X. Liang, S. Wei, H. Wang, W. Fan, and Z. Liu, Lithospheric and upper mantle structure of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. 117, B05307, doi: 10.1029/2011JB008545, 2012. PDF

  21. Tang, Y., Y. Chen, H. Wang, S. Zhou, J. Ning, Y. Yang, Z. Ding, R. Liu, Y. Feng, P. Li, C. Yu, S. Wei, and W. Fan, Ambient noise tomography in north China craton, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese), 54(8), 2011--2022, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.08.008, 2011.

  22. Tang, X., W. Fan, Y. Feng., Y. Tang., Y. J. Chen, and L. Zhu, Phase velocity tomography of Rayleigh wave in Xinjiang from ambient noise, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese), 54(8).: 2042-2049, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.08.011, 2011.

  23. Jiang, M., S. Zhou, E. Sandvol, X. Chen, X. Liang, Y. Chen, and W. Fan, 3-D lithospheric structure beneath southern Tibet from Rayleigh-wave tomography with a 2-D seismic array, Geophys. J. Int. 185, 593-608, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04979.x, 2011. PDF

  24. Wei, S., Y. Chen, E. Sandvol, S. Zhou, H. Yue, G. Jin, T. Hearn, M. Jiang, H. Wang, W. Fan, Z. Liu, Z. Ge, Y. Wang, Y. Feng, and J. Ni, Regional earthquakes in northern Tibetan Plateau: Implications for lithospheric strength in Tibet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L19307, doi: 10.1029/2010GL044800, 2010. PDF

  25. Tang, Y., Y. Feng, Y. Chen, S. Zhou, J. Ning, S. Wei, P. Li, C. Yu, and W. Fan, Receiver function analysis at Shanxi Rift, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese) 53(9), 2102-2109, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.09.010, 2010.