Christopher W Johnson

Johnson, C.W., H. Meng, F.L. Vernon, and Y. Ben-Zion (in JGR review) Characteristics of ground motion generated by interaction of wind gusts with trees, structures and other obstacles above the surface.

Johnson, C.W., F.L. Vernon, N. Nakata, and Y. Ben-Zion (in SRL review) Atmosphere Dependent Noise Modulation in Fairfield Nodal 5 Hz Geophones.

Meng, H., Y. Ben-Zion, C.W. Johnson (in GJI review) Detection of random noise and anatomy of continuous seismic waveforms in dense array data near Anza California.


Johnson, C. W., Y. Fu, and R. Bürgmann (in-progress EPSL), Southern Alaska shallow seismicity modulation and the GRACE derived seasonal stress variations.

Johnson, C. W., Y. Ben-Zion, and F. Vernon (in-progress JGR), Properties of the shallow crust around the San Jacinto Fault Zone characterized by joint geodetic and seismic analysis.

Johnson, C.W. and A. Borsa (in-progress GRL) Spatiotemporal resolution of transient deformation resolvable by global positioning system

Qin, L., C.W. Johnson, F.L. Vernon, and Y. Ben-Zion (in-progress GJI) Spectral characteristics of daily to seasonal ground motions using coherences at the Piñon Flats Observatory.

Abolfathian, N., C.W. Johnson, and Y. Ben-Zion (in-progress GJI) Numerical simulations of stress variations with depth in a model for the San Jacinto fault zone.


[17] Xu, W., Wu, S., Materna, K., Nadeau, R., Floyd, M., Funning, G., Chaussard, E., Johnson, C.W., Murray, J.R., Ding, X., Bürgmann, R. (2018) Interseismic ground deformation and fault slip rates in the greater San Francisco Bay Area from two decades of space geodetic data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123. Link

[16] Chen, K. H., Tai, H.‐J., Ide, S., Byrne, T., Johnson, C. W. (2018). Tidal modulation and tectonic implications of tremors in Taiwan. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123. Link

[15] Xue, L., R. Bürgmann, D.R. Shelly, C.W. Johnson, T. Taira (2018) Kinematics of the 2015 San Ramon, California earthquake swarm: Implications for fault zone structure and driving mechanisms. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 489. Link

[14] M.T. Ramírez-Herrera, K. Gaidzik, S. Forman, V. Kostoglodov, R. Bürgmann, C.W. Johnson (2018) Relating the long-term and short-term vertical deformation across a transect of the forearc in the central Mexican subduction zone. Geosphere; 14 (2): 419–439. doi: Link


[13] Johnson, C. W., Y. Fu, and R. Bürgmann (2017), Stress models of the annual hydrospheric, atmospheric, thermal, and tidal loading cycles on California faults: Perturbation of background stress and changes in seismicity, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122. Link

[12] Han, L., Z. Peng, C.W. Johnson, F.F. Pollitz, L. Li, B. Wang, J.Wu, Q. Li (2017) Shallow microearthquakes near Chongqing, China triggered by the Rayleigh waves of the 2015 M7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake, EPSL, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.09.024. Link

[11] Johnson, C. W., Y. N. Fu, and R. Burgmann (2017), Seasonal water storage, stress modulation, and California seismicity, Science, 356(6343), 1161-1164, doi:10.1126/science.aak9547. Link

[10] Delbridge, B.G, S. Kita, N. Uchida, C. W. Johnson, T. Matsuzawa, and R. Bürgmann (2017), Temporal variation of intermediate depth earthquakes around the time of to the M 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL072876. Link


[9] Johnson,C.W., E.J.Totten, and R. Bürgmann (2016), Depth migration of seasonally induced seismicity at The Geysers geothermal field, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43,6196–6204, doi:10.1002/2016GL069546. Link

[8] Chaussard, E., C. W. Johnson, H. Fattahi, and R. Bürgmann (2016), Potential and limits of InSAR to characterize interseismic deformation independently of GPS data: application to the southern San Andreas Fault system, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Link


[7] Johnson, C. W., and R. Bürgmann (2015), Delayed dynamic triggering: Local seismicity leading up to three remote M≥6 aftershocks of the 11 April 2012 M8.6 Indian Ocean earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JB012243. Link

[6] Dutilleul, P., C. W. Johnson, R. Bürgmann, Y. Wan, and Z.-K. Shen (2015), Multi-frequential periodogram analysis of earthquake occurrence: An alternative approach to the Schuster spectrum, with two examples in central California, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JB012467. Link

[5] Chaussard, E., R. Bürgmann, H. Fattahi, C. W. Johnson, R. Nadeau, T. Taira, and I. Johanson (2015), Interseismic coupling and refined earthquake potential on the Hayward-Calaveras fault zone, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JB012230. Link

[4] Chaussard, E, R Bürgmann, H Fattahi, RM Nadeau, T Taira, CW Johnson, and I Johanson (2015), Potential for larger earthquakes in the East San Francisco Bay Area due to the direct connection between the Hayward and Calaveras Faults. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2734–2741. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063575. Link

[3] Johnson, C. W., R. Burgmann, and F. F. Pollitz (2015), Rare dynamic triggering of remote M≥5.5 earthquakes from global catalog analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011788. Link


[2] Lifton, Z.M., A. V. Newman, K. L. Frankel, C.W. Johnson, and T. H. Dixon (2013), Insights into distributed plate rates across the Walker Lane from GPS geodesy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50804. Link

[1] Foy, T. A., K. L. Frankel, Z. M. Lifton, C. W. Johnson, M. W. Caffee (2012), Distributed extensional deformation in a zone of right-lateral shear: Implications for geodetic versus geologic rates of deformation in the eastern California shear zone-Walker Lane, Tectonics, 31, TC4008, doi:10.1029/2011TC002930. Link