Christopher W Johnson

Johnson, C. W., Y. Ben-Zion, and F. Vernon (2018), Properties of the shallow crust around the San Jacinto Fault Zone characterized by joint geodetic and seismic analysis. in-progress JGR

Johnson, C. W., Y. Fu, and R. Bürgmann (2018), Southern Alaska shallow seismicity modulation and the GRACE derived seasonal stress variations. in-progress EPSL

Xu, W., C. W. Johnson, R. Bürgmann, R. Nadeau, E. Chaussard, J. Murray, and K. Materna (2017), Interseismic coupling of major faults in the North San Francisco Bay Area from InSAR, GPS and seismic data. in-progress JGR


Xue, L., R. Bürgmann, D.R. Shelly, C.W. Johnson, T. Taira (2017) Kinematics of the 2015 San Ramon, California earthquake swarm: Implications for fault zone structure and driving mechanisms. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 489.


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

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

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

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

M.T. Ramírez-Herrera, K. Gaidzik, S. Forman, R. Bürgmann, C. W. Johnson, (2017) Long-term and Short-term Vertical Deformation Rates across the Forearc in the Central Mexican Subduction Zone, Geosphere, Link


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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