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    John Nabelek

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    Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
    Office: Weniger 531
    Phone: 541-737-2757
    Fax: 541-737-2064
    Email: nabelek@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Research Interests

    Applied and theoretical seismology, faulting processes of large earthquakes; tectonics of mid-ocean ridges, island arcs, and regions of continental extension.

    Current Research

    Rupture processes of large earthquakes (global studies); effects of preexisting fault-zone geometry on earthquake rupture initiation and termination; tectonics of North China, back-arc regions of Indonesia, and regions of continental extension; effects of mid-ocean-ridge topography on seismic wave forms; seismicity of eastern United States; techniques for analysis of earthquake source mechanisms.


    BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974
    MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975
    PhD, MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984


    McCaffrey, R. and J. Nabelek, 1987. Earthquakes, gravity, and the origin of the Bali basin: An example of nascent continental fold-and-thrust belt. J. Geophys. Res., 92, 441-460.

    Nabelek, J., W.-P. Chen and H. Ye, 1987. The Tangshan earthquake sequence and its implications for the evolution of the North China basin. J. Geophys. Res., 92, 12,615-12,628.

    King, G. and J. Nabelek, 1985. The role of fault bends in the initiation and termination of earthquake rupture. Science, 228, 984-987.

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