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McClymont, Alastair F.;Villamor, Pilar; Green, Alan G. (2009). Fault displacement accumulation and slip rate variability within the Taupo Rift (New Zealand) based on trench and 3-D ground-penetrating radar data. Tectonics, 28(4), TC4005

Pérez-López, R., M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A.; Giner-Robles, J.L.; Martínez-Díaz, J.J.; Marcos-Nuez, A.; Silva, P., Bejar, M. Y Calvo, J.P.(2009). Speleoseismological study of the Benis cave (Murcia, Spain): coseismic effects of the 1999 Mula earthquake(mb 4.8). Geological Society of London (Special Publication).

Alberto González-Díez , J. Soto, J. Gómez-Arozamena, J. Bonachea , J.J. Martínez-Díaz, J.A. Cuesta. I. Olaguea, J. Remondo, G. Fernández Maroto, J.R. Díaz de Terán (2009). Identification of latent faults using a radon test. Geomorphology, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.12.020


Carolina Canora-Catalán, Pilar Villamor, Kelvin Berryman, José J. Martínez-Díaz And Tracey Raen (2008) Rupture History Of The Whirinaki Fault; An Active Normal Fault In The Taupo Rift, New Zealand. New Zealand  Journal  of Geology and Geophysics, 51-4: 277-295.

M. A. Rodríguez-Pascua, R. Pérez-López, J. P. Calvo and M. A. García del Cura (2008). Recent seismogenic fault activity in a Late Quaternary closed-lake graben basin (Albacete, SE Spain). Geomorphology, 102: 169-178.

McClymont A. F., A. G. Green, P. Villamor, H. Horstmeyer, C. Grass, D. C. Nobes (2008), Characterization of the shallow structures of active fault zones using 3-D ground-penetrating radar data, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10315, doi:10.1029/2007JB005402.

Emilio Carreño, B. Benito, J.M. Martínez Solares, C. López, R. Antón, L. Cabañas, J.M. Alcalde, A. Izquierdo, P. Murphy, J. M. Gaspar-Escribano, J. Giner-Robles, J. Martínez-Díaz, J.G. Sánchez Cabañero, S. Cesca, C. Del Fresno and P. Expósito (2008). The June 7, 2007 Mblg 4.2 Escopete Earthquake: An Event With Significant Ground Motion In A Stable Zone (Central Iberian Peninsula). Seismological Research Letters, 79-6: 820-829.

Javier Ruiz, Carlos Fernández, David Gomez-Ortiz, James M. Dohm, Valle López, Rosa Tejero, (2008). Ancient heat flow, crustal thickness, and lithospheric mantle rheology in the Amenthes region, Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 270(1-2): 1-12

José A. Álvarez-Gómez, Paul Th. Meijer, José J. Martínez-Díaz, Ramón Capote, (2008). Constraints from finite element modeling on the active tectonics of northern Central America and the Middle America Trench. Tectonics, 27, TC1008, doi:10.1029/2007TC002162.

K. Berryman, K., Villamor, P., Nairn, I., Van Dissen, R., Begg, J., Lee, J. (2008).  Late Pleistocene surface rupture history of the Paeroa Fault, Taupo  Rift, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. 51: 135-158.

B. Benito, J. M. Gaspar-Escribano, J. Martínez-Díaz, M. J. García Rodríguez, M. E. Jiménez  Peña,  C. Canora, J. A. Álvarez-GómeZ (2008). The RISKMUR project: seismic risk assessment of the Murcia province (SE Spain). Bolletino di Geofisica Teorica ed Aplicata Vol. 49-1: 3-17

Pérez-López, R., J.L. Giner-Robles, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, M. Bejar, C. Paredes Y J. M. González-Casado (2008). Active strain field on Deception island (west-Antarctica): a new approach to the collapsed volcanic caldera from the fractal anisotropy of fracture sets. U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies; USGS OFR-2007-1047, Short Research Paper 086, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp086.


Javier Ruiz, José A. Alvarez-Gómez, Rosa Tejero, Nieves Sánchez, (2007). Heat flow and thickness of a convective ice shell on Europa for grain size-dependent rheologies. Icarus, 190(1): 145 - 154

B. Benito, R. Capote, P. Murphy, J. M. Gaspar-Escribano, J. J. Martínez-Díaz, M. Tsige, D. Stich, J. García-Mayordomo, M. J. García, M. E. Jiménez, J. M. Insua-Arévalo, J. A. álvarez-Gómez, C. Canora, (2007). An overview of the damaging and low magnitude La Paca earthquake (Mw 4.8) on January 29th, 2005. Context; seismotectonics; and seismic risk implications for south east Spain. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 97: 671-690

Villamor, P., Van Dissen, R., Alloway, B., Palmer, A., Litchfield, N. (2007). The Rangipo Fault, Taupo Rift, New Zealand: an example of temporal slip rate and single event displacement variability in a volcanic environment. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 119: 529-54.

Romeo, I., Capote, R. and Lunar, R (2007) Crystallographic preferred orientations and microstructure of a variscan marble mylonite in the Ossa-Morena Zone (SW Iberia). Journal of Structural Geology. 29 (8): 1353-1368.(2007).

Romeo, I., Capote, R. and Lunar, R (2007) Polymineralic orientation analysis of magmatic rocks using Electron Back-Scatter Diffraction: Implications for igneous fabric origin and evolution. Tectonophysics 444 (1-4), pp. 45-62.

Benito, B., J. M. Gaspar-Escribano, J. Martínez-Díaz, M. J. García Rodríguez, M. E. Jiménez  Peña,  C. Canora, J. A. Álvarez-Gómez (2007). The Rismur Project: Seismic Risk Assessment Of The Murcia Province (Se Spain). Bolletino di Geofisica Teorica ed Aplicata. Vol. 47.

Mateos, R. M. and  Azañón, J.M.,  Morales, R., And López-Chicano, M. (2007). Regional prediction of landslides in the Tramuntana Range (Majorca) using probability analysis of intense rainfall. Z. Geomorph. N. F. 51 3 287–306.

Díaz Azpiroz, M.; Lloyd, G.; Fernández, C. (2007). Development of lattice preferred orientation in clinoamphiboles deformed under low-pressure metamorphic conditions. A SEM/EBSD study of metabasites from the Aracena metamorphic belt (SW Spain). Journal of Structural Geology 29: 629-645.

Pérez-López, R., J.L. Giner-Robles, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, M.A. Rodríguez-Pascua, M. Bejar, C. Paredes Y J. M. González-Casado (2007). Active Strain Field On Deception Island (West-Antarctica): A New Approach To The Collapsed Volcanic Caldera From The Fractal Anisotropy Of Fracture Sets. U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies; USGS OFR-2007-1047, Short Research Paper 086, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp086.

 Ruiz, J., L. Montoya, V. López, R. Amils (2007). Thermal diapirism and the habitability of the icy shell of Europa. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres.   37: 287- 295

 Ruiz, J. (2007).  The heat flow during the formation of ribbon terrains on Venus. Planetary and Space Science  (Doi: 10.1016/j. pss.2007.05.003).

Wilson, K., Litchfield, N., Berryman, K., Little, T.(2007). Distribution, age, and uplift patterns of Pleistocene marine terraces of the northern Raukumara Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 50 (3), pp. 181-191.

Langridge, R.M., Berryman, K.R., Van Dissen, R.J. (2007). Late Holocene paleoseismicity of the Pahiatua section of the Wellington Fault, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 50 (3), pp. 205-226.

Litchfield, N., Ellis, S., Berryman, K., Nicol, A. (2007) Insights into subduction-related uplift along the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand, using numerical modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research F: Earth Surface, 112 (2).

Wilson, K., Berryman, K., Cochran, U., Little, T.(2007). A Holocene incised valley infill sequence developed on a tectonically active coast: Pakarae River, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology, 197 (3-4), pp. 333-354.

Cochran, U., Hannah, M., Harper, M., Van Dissen, R., Berryman, K., Begg, J. (2007) Detection of large, Holocene earthquakes using diatom analysis of coastal sedimentary sequences, Wellington, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26 (7-8), pp. 1129-1147.

Wallace, L.M., Beavan, J., McCaffrey, R., Berryman, K., Denys, P.(2007). Balancing the plate motion budget in the South Island, New Zealand using GPS, geological and seismological data. Geophysical Journal International, 168 (1), pp. 332-352.

Martínez-Díaz J.J., J. A. Alvárez-Gómez, J. García-Mayordomo and J. M. Insua (2007) Seismic triggering process on small sized faults: Southern Betic Cordillera (Spain); Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 06192, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-06192.

Herrera, G., R. Tomás, J.M. Lopez-Sanchez, J. Delgado, J.J. Mallorqui, S. Duque and J. Mulas (2007). Advanced DInSAR analysis on mining areas: La Union case study (Murcia, SE Spain) Engineering GeologyVolume 90, Issues 3-427 March 2007, Pages 148-159.



Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Berryman, K., Villamor, P. (2006). Interdependence of fault displacement rates and paleoearthquakes in an active rift. Geology, 34(10):865-868.

Javier Ruiz, David Gomez-Ortiz, Rosa Tejero, (2006). Effective elastic thicknesses of the lithosphere in the Central Iberian Peninsula from heat flow: Implications for the rheology of the continental lithospheric mantle. Journal of Geodynamics, 41(5): 500-509

Tronicke, J.; Villamor, P; Green A. 2006. Detailed shallow geometry and displacement estimates of the Maleme Fault Zone, New Zealand, using 2-D and 3-D georadar. Near surface geophysics, 4, 155-162

Rosa Tejero, José Manuel González-Casado, David Gómez-Ortiz and Fernando Sánchez-Serrano (2006). Insights into the “tectonic topography” of the present-day landscape of the central Iberian Peninsula (Spain). Geomorphology, 76(3-4): 280-294

Villamor, P., and Berryman, K., 2006, Late Quaternary geometry and kinematics of faults at the southern termination of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 49, p. 1-21.

Villamor, P., Berryman, K.R., 2006, Evolution of the southern termination of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 49, p. 23-37.

Zachariasen, J.; Berryman, K.; Langridge, R.; Prentice, C.; Rymer, M.; Stirling, M.¸ Villamor, P. 2006. Timing of late Holocene surface rupture of the Wairau Fault, Marlborough, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 49, 159-174.

Marcos Arroyo, Roberto Nova, and Meaza Tsige, (2006). Microstructure and Compactive Instabilities of a Stabilized Residue. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Volume 18, 2, pp. 272-282.

J.J. Martínez-Díaz, R. Capote, M. Tsige, P. Villamor, F. Martín-González, J.M. Insua-Arévalo, (2006) Seismic triggering in a stable continental area: The Lugo 1995-1997 seismic sequences (NW Spain). Journal of Geodynamics, 41: 440-449.

Javier Ruiz, Rosa Tejero, Patrick J. McGovern, (2006). Evidence for a differentiated crust in Solis Planum, Mars, from lithospheric strength and heat flow. Icarus, 180(2): 308-313

Javier Ruiz, Patrick J. McGovern, Rosa Tejero, (2006). The early thermal and magnetic state of the cratered highlands of Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 241(1-2): 2-10


L. Pérez del Villar, A. Delgado, E. Reyes, M. Pelayo, J.M. Fernández-Soler, J.S. Cózar, M. Tsige and A.J. Quejido, (2005). Thermochemically induced transformations in Al-smectites: A Spanish natural analogue of the bentonite barrier behaviour in a radwaste disposal. Applied Geochemistry, 20(12): 2252-2282

E. Masana, R. Pallás, H. Perea, M. Ortuño, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, E. García-Meléndez and P. Santanach, (2005). Large Holocene morphogenic earthquakes along the Albox fault, Betic Cordillera, Spain. Journal of Geodynamics, 40(2-3): 119-133

González de Vallejo, L.I., Meaza Tsige, Luis Cabrera (2005). Paleoliquefaction features on Tenerife (Canary Islands) in Holocene sand deposits. Engineering Geology, 166: 1-10.

Zúñiga, F.R.; Villamor, P.; Langridge, R.M. 2005 Local recurrence times TL in the southern North Island of New Zealand, and their relation to recurrence times of large events on the Wellington and Wairarapa Faults based on paleoseismological data. Seismological research letters, 76(2): 265.

Zúñiga, R., Reyners, M., Villamor P. 2005 Temporal variations of the earthquake data in the catalogue of seismicity of New Zealand. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 38(2): 87-105.

Marfil, R., Caja, M.A., Tsige, Meaza, Al-Aasm, I.S., Martin-Crespo, T., and Salas, R., (2005). Carbonate-cemented stylolites and fractures in the Upper Jurassic limestones of the Eastern Iberian Range, Spain: A record of paleofluids composition and thermal history. Sedimentary Geology, 178(3-4): 237-257

José A. álvarez-Gómez, Julián García-Mayordomo, José J. Martínez-Díaz, Ramón Capote, (2005). SeriesBuster: a Matlab program to extract spatio-temporal series from an earthquake database. Computers & Geosciences, 31: 521-525


José J. Martínez-Díaz, José A. álvarez-Gómez, Belén Benito, Douglas Hernández, (2004). Triggering of destructive eartquakes in El Salvador. Geology, 32(1): 65-68

J.J. Marínez-Díaz, J.L. Hernández-Enrile, (2004). Neotectonics and morphotectonics of the southern Almería region (Betic Cordillera-Spain) kinematic implications.International Journal of Earth Sciences 93: 189-206

Arribas, M.E., A. Bustillo, Meaza Tsige (2004). Lacustrine chalky carbonates: origin, physical properties and diagenesis (Palaeogene of the Madrid Basin, Spain. Sedimentary Geology, 166: 335-351.

Nairn, I. A., Hedenquist, J.W., Villamor P.; Berryman K.R., Shane P. R. 2004. Were contemporaneous rhyolite and hydrothermal eruptions driven by an arrested basalt dike system? The ~AD1300 Tarawera and Waiotapu eruptions, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology 66(6) DOI: 10.1007/s00445-004-0373-7.

Berryman, K.R.; Villamor, P. 2004 Surface rupture of the Poulter Fault in the 1929 March 9 Arthur's Pass earthquake, and redefinition of the Kakapo Fault, New Zealand. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics, 47(2): 341-351

E. Masana, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, J.L. Hernández-Enrile, P. Santanach, (2004). The Alhama de Murcia Fault (SE Spain), a seismogenetic fault in a diffuse plate boundary. Seismogenetic implications for the Iberomaghrebian region. Journal of Geophysical Reseach 109: B01301, doi:10.1029/2002JB002359.

B. Benito, J. Cepeda, J.J. Martínez-Díaz, (2004). Analysis of the spatial and temporal distribution of the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvador.  In: Geological Society of America Special Paper 375: spe375-25.

J.J. Martínez-Díaz, Contribución  en TRIFONOV, V. G. (2004). Active faults in Eurasia: general remarks. Tectonophysics 380 (2004) 123– 130. The ILP project II-2 ‘‘World Map of Major Active Faults’’


J.J. Martínez-Díaz ,E. Masana, J.L. Hernández-Enrile, P. Santanach, (2003). Effects of repeated paleoearthquakes on the Alhama de Murcia fault (Betic Cordillera, Spain) on the Quaternary evolution of an alluvial fan system. Annals of Geophysics  46-5: 775-793.

Caja, M.A., I.S. Al-Aasm, R. Marfil, Meaza Tsige, T. Martín-Crespo, R. Salas, (2003). Multiphase carbonate cementation related to fractures in the Upper Jurassic Limestones, Maestrat basin (Iberian, Range, Spain). Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 78-79: 33-38.

J.J. Martínez-Díaz, (2002). Stress field variety related to fault interaction in a reverse oblique-slip fault: the Alhama de Murcia fault, Betic cordillera, Spain.  Tectonophysics  356: 291-305