Martin Reyners

 

Full Name: Martin Reyners

Position: Seismologist

Contact details

Email: M.Reyners
Phone: +64-4-570 4862

Qualifications

1972: BSc (Ist Class Hons), Geophysics; 1978: PhD, Geophysics

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Earthquake hazard and loss modelling
Geophysics: Reservoir-induced seismicity
Geophysics: Seismology
Geophysics: Subduction zones

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member
Royal Society of New Zealand: Fellow
Science Wellington Geophysics Section: Member

Major publications

Love, H.; LeGood, M.; Stuart, G.; Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.E.; Gubbins, D. 2015 Fast P-wave precursors in New Zealand : high velocity material associated with the subducted Hikurangi Plateau. Geophysical Journal International, 202(2): 1223-1240; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv205

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Martin, S. 2014 Prolonged Canterbury earthquake sequence linked to widespread weakening of strong crust. Nature geoscience, 7(1): 34-37; doi: 10.1038/ngeo2013

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E.; Faccenda, M.; Naliboff, J. 2013 Along-strike variation in subducting plate seismicity and mantle wedge attenuation related to fluid release beneath the North Island, New Zealand. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 225: 12-27; doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2013.10.002

Reyners, M.E. 2013 The central role of the Hikurangi Plateau in the Cenozoic tectonics of New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 361: 460-468; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.010

Williams, C.A.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Bannister, S.; Barker, D.H.N.; Henrys, S.A.; Reyners, M.E.; Sutherland, R. 2013 Revised interface geometry for the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. Seismological Research Letters, 84(6): 1066-1073; doi: 10.1785/0220130035

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E. 2012 Imaging the Hikurangi Plate interface region, with improved local-earthquake tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 190(2): 1221-1242

Power, W.L.; Wallace, L.M.; Wang, X.; Reyners, M.E. 2012 Tsunami hazard posed to New Zealand by the Kermadec and southern New Hebrides subduction margins : an assessment based on plate boundary kinematics, interseismic coupling, and historical seismicity. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 169(1/2): 1-36; doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0299-x

Stirling, M.W.; McVerry, G.H.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Litchfield, N.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Barnes, P.; Wallace, L.M.; Villamor, P.; Langridge, R.M.; Lamarche, G.; Nodder, S.; Reyners, M.E.; Bradley, B.; Rhoades, D.A.; Smith, W.D.; Nicol, A.; Pettinga, J.; Clark, K.J.; Jacobs, K. 2012 National seismic hazard model for New Zealand : 2010 update. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(4): 1514-1542; doi: 10.1785/0120110170

Bannister, S.; Fry, B.; Reyners, M.E.; Ristau, J.; Zhang, H. 2011 Fine-scale relocation of aftershocks of the 22 February Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake using double-difference tomography. Seismological Research Letters, 82(6): 839-845; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.6.839

Fry, B.; Benites, R.A.; Reyners, M.E.; Holden, C.; Kaiser, A.E.; Bannister, S.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Williams, C.A.; Ristau, J.; Beavan, R.J. 2011 Strong shaking in recent New Zealand earthquakes. Eos, 92(41): 349-351

Gledhill, K.R.; Ristau, J.; Reyners, M.E.; Fry, B.; Holden, C. 2011 The Darfield (Canterbury, New Zealand) Mw7.1 earthquake of September 2010 : a preliminary seismological report. Seismological Research Letters, 82(3): 378-386; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.3.378

Prasetya, G.; Beavan, R.J.; Wang, X.; Reyners, M.E.; Power, W.L.; Wilson, K.J.; Lukovic, B. 2011 Evaluation of the 15 July 2009 Fiordland, New Zealand tsunami in the source region. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 168(11): 1973-1987; doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0282-6

Reyners, M.E. 2011 Lessons from the destructive Mw 6.3 Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake. Seismological Research Letters, 82(3): 371-372; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.3.371

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Bannister, S. 2011 Tracking repeated subduction of the Hikurangi Plateau beneath New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 311(1/2): 165-171; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.011

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; McVerry, G.H.; Reyners, M.E. 2010 Influence of 3D distribution of Q and crustal structure on ground motions from the 2003 Mw 7.2 Fiordland, New Zealand, earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(3): 1225-1240; doi: 10.1785/0120090148

Fry, B.; Bannister, S.; Beavan, R.J.; Bland, L.; Bradley, B.A.; Cox, S.C.; Cousins, W.J.; Gale, N.H.; Hancox, G.T.; Holden, C.; Jongens, R.; Power, W.L.; Prasetya, G.; Reyners, M.E.; Ristau, J.; Robinson, R.; Samsonov, S.; Wilson, K.J.; GeoNet team 2010 The Mw 7.6 Dusky Sound earthquake of 2009 : preliminary report. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 43(1): 24-40

Montuori, C.; Falcone, G.; Murru, M.; Thurber, C.; Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D. 2010 Crustal heterogeneity highlighted by spatial b-value map in the Wellington region of New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 183(1): 451-460; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04750.x

Reyners, M.E. 2010 Stress and strain from earthquakes at the southern termination of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 190(1/2): 82-88; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.02.016

Delahaye, E.J.; Townend, J.; Reyners, M.E.; Rogers, G. 2009 Microseismicity but no tremor accompanying slow slip in the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 277(1/2): 21-28; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.09.038

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E. 2009 Three-dimensional distribution of seismic anisotropy in the Hikurangi subduction zone beneath the central North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 114: B06301; doi: 10.1029/2008JB005947

Petersen, T.; Ristau, J.; Beavan, R.J.; Denys, P.; Denham, M.; Field, B.J.; Holden, C.; McCaffrey, R.; Palmer, N.G.; Reyners, M.E.; Samsonov, S.; GeoNet team 2009 The Mw 6.7 George Sound earthquake of October 15, 2007 : response and preliminary results. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 42(2): 129-141

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D. 2009 Small earthquakes provide insight into plate coupling and fluid distribution in the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 282: 299-305; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.03.034

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E.; Chadwick, M.P.; Stuart, G. 2008 Three-dimensional attenuation structure of the Hikurangi subduction zone in the central North Island, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 174(1): 418-434; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03816.x

Holden, C.; Bannister, S.; Beavan, R.J.; Cousins, W.J.; Field, B.J.; McCaffrey, R.; McVerry, G.H.; Reyners, M.E.; Ristau, J.; Samsonov, S.; Wallace, L.M. 2008 The Mw 6.6 Gisborne earthquake of 2007 : preliminary records and general source characterisation. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 41(4): 266-277

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D. 2008 Subterranean CAT scan. p. 106-107 IN: Graham, I.J. (ed.) A continent on the move : New Zealand geoscience into the 21st century. Wellington: Geological Society of New Zealand in association with GNS Science. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication 124.

Bannister, S.; Reyners, M.E.; Stuart, G.; Savage, M. 2007 Imaging the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand, using teleseismic receiver functions : crustal fluids above the forearc mantle wedge. Geophysical Journal International, 169(2): 602-616; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03345.x

Reyners, M.E.; Bannister, S. 2007 Earthquakes triggered by slow slip at the plate interface in the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 34(14): L14305; doi: 10.1029/2007GL030511

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Stuart, G. 2007 The role of fluids in lower-crustal earthquakes near continental rifts. Nature, 446(7139): 1075-1078; doi: 10.1038/nature05743

de Ronde, C.E.J.; Baker, E.T.; Massoth, G.J.; Lupton, J.E.; Wright, I.C.; Sparks, R.J.; Bannister, S.; Reyners, M.E.; Walker, S.L.; Greene, R.R.; Ishibashi, J.; Faure, K.; Resing, J.A.; Lebon, G.T. 2007 Submarine hydrothermal activity along the mid-Kermadec Arc, New Zealand : large-scale effects on venting. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 8(7): Q07007; doi: 10.1029/2006GC001495

Henrys, S.A.; Reyners, M.E.; Pecher, I.A.; Bannister, S.; Nishimura, Y.; Maslen, G. 2006 Kinking of the subducting slab by escalator normal faulting beneath the North Island of New Zealand. Geology, 34(9): doi: 10.1130/G22594

Matcham, I.; Savage, M.K.; Taber, J.J.; Reyners, M.E. 2006 Earthquake source mechanism analysis for events between 1992 and 1997 using sparse New Zealand broadband data. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 49(1): 75-89

Morley, A.M.; Stuart, G.W.; Kendall, J.-M.; Reyners, M.E. 2006 Mantle wedge anisotropy in the Hikurangi subduction zone, central North Island, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(5): L05301; doi: 10.1029/2005GL024569

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Stuart, G.; Nishimura, Y. 2006 Imaging subduction from the trench to 300 km depth beneath the central North Island, New Zealand, with Vp and Vp/Vs.. Geophysical Journal International, 165(2): 565-583

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E.; Chadwick, M.P.; Chiu, J-M 2005 Crustal heterogeneity and subduction processes : 3-D Vp, Vp/Vs and Q in the southern North Island, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 162(1): 270-288

Reyners, M.E. 2005 Wairarapa and Wellington earthquakes : past, present, and future. p. 72-78 IN: Townend, J.; Langridge, R.M.; Jones, A. (comps) The 1855 Wairarapa Earthquake Symposium : 150 years of thinking about magnitude 8+ earthquakes and seismic hazard in New Zealand : 8-10 September 2005 : proceedings volume. [Wellington, NZ]: Greater Wellington Regional Council

Reyners, M.E. 2005 The 1943 Lake Hawea earthquake : a large subcrustal event beneath the Southern Alps of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 48(1): 147-152

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

Du, W.X.; Thurber, C.H.; Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Zhang, H. 2004 New constraints on seismicity in the Wellington region of New Zealand from relocated earthquake hypocentres. Geophysical Journal International, 158(3): 1088-1102

Hayes, G.; Reyners, M.E.; Stuart, G. 2004 The Waiouru, New Zealand, earthquake swarm : presistent mid crustal activity near an active volcano. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(19): L19613; doi: 10.1029/2004GL020709

Reyners, M.E.; Robertson, E.de J. 2004 Intermediate depth earthquakes beneath Nelson, New Zealand, and the southwestern termination of the subducted Pacific plate. Geophysical Research Letters, 31: L04607; doi: 10.1029/2003GL019201

Beavan, R.J.; Reyners, M.E. 2003 Quake yields tsunami of data. New Zealand geographic, 66: 6-9

Henrys, S.A.; Reyners, M.E.; Bibby, H.M. 2003 Exploring the plate boundary structure of the North Island, New Zealand. Eos, 84(31): 289, 294-295

Reyners, M.E.; McGinty, P.J.; Cox, S.C.; Turnbull, I.M.; O'Neill, T.; Gledhill, K.R.; Hancox, G.T.; Beavan, R.J.; Matheson, D.W.; McVerry, G.H.; Cousins, W.J.; Zhao, J.X.; Cowan, H.A.; Caldwell, T.G.; Bennie, S.L.; GeoNet team 2003 The Mw 7.2 Fiordland earthquake of August 21, 2003 : background and preliminary results. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 36(4): 233-248

Smith, W.D.; Reyners, M.E. 2003 Seismology in New Zealand during the 20th century. 16 p. IN: Diggles, M.F.; Lee, W.H.K. (comps) International handbook of earthquake & engineering seismology. Part B, handbook CD 2. Amsterdam: Academic Press

Smith, W.D.; Reyners, M.E. 2003 New Zealand. p. 1405-1406 IN: Lee, W.H.K.; Kanamori, H.; Jennings, P.C.; Kisslinger, C. (eds) International handbook of earthquake and engineering seismology. Amsterdam: Academic Press. International geophysics series 81A; International geophysics series 81B.

Reyners, M.E. 2002 Earthquake Duty Officer training manual. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2002/29. 76 p.

Reyners, M.E.; Robinson, R.; Pancha, A.; McGinty, P.J. 2002 Stresses and strains in a twisted subduction zone : Fiordland, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 148(3): 637-648

Reyners, M.E.; Stuart, G. 2002 The central North Island passive seismic experiment. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2002/11. 38 p.

Reyners, M.E.; Webb, T.H. 2002 Large earthquakes near Doubtful Sound, New Zealand, 1989-93. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45(1): 109-120

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E. 2001 A complex, young subduction zone imaged by three-dimensional seismic velocity, Fiordland, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 146(3): 731-746

McGinty, P.; Reyners, M.E.; Robinson, R. 2000 Stress directions in the shallow part of the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand, from the inversion of earthquake first motions. Geophysical Journal International, 142(2): 339-350

Reyners, M.E. 2000 Quantifying the hazard of large subduction thrust earthquakes in Hawke's Bay. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 33(4): 477-483

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E. 1999 Plate interface properties in the northeast Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand, from converted seismic waves. Geophysical Research Letters, 26(16): 2565-2568

Reyners, M.E.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Stuart, G. 1999 A three-dimensional image of shallow subduction : crustal structure of the Raukumara Peninsula, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 137(3): 873-890

Reyners, M.E.; McGinty, P.J. 1999 Shallow subduction tectonics in the Raukumara Peninsula, New Zealand, as illuminated by earthquake focal mechanisms. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 104(B2): 3025-3034

Reyners, M.E. 1998 Plate coupling and the hazard of large subduction thrust earthquakes at the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 41(4): 343-354

Reyners, M.E.; McGinty, P.; Gledhill, K.R. 1998 The Ormond, New Zealand, earthquake of 1993 August 10 : rupture in the mantle of the subducted Pacific Plate. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 41(2): 179-185

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Reyners, M.E. 1997 Continental subduction and three-dimensional crustal structure : the northern South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 102(B6): 11843-11861

McGinty, P.; Robinson, R.; Taber, J.; Reyners, M.E. 1997 The 1990 Lake Tennyson earthquake sequence, Marlborough, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 40(4): 521-535

Reyners, M.E.; McGinty, P.; Ansell, J.; Ferris, B.G. 1997 The Tikokino earthquake of 11 April 1993 : movement at the plate interface in Southern Hawkes Bay. Bulletin of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering, 30(3): 242-251

Reyners, M.E.; Robinson, R.; McGinty, P. 1997 Plate coupling in the northern South Island and southernmost North Island, New Zealand, as illuminated by earthquake focal mechanisms. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 102(B7): 15197-15210

Reyners, M.E.; Hasegawa, A. 1996 Special issue : subduction zones and back arc basins. Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific. Physics of the earth and planetary interiors 93(1/2). vi, 137 p.

Robinson, R.; Reyners, M.E.; Webb, T.H.; Arnadottir, T.; Beavan, R.J.; Cousins, W.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Pearson, C. 1995 The Mw 6.7 Arthur's Pass earthquake in the Southern Alps, New Zealand, June 18, 1994. Seismological Research Letters, 66(2): 11-13

Van Dissen, R.J.; Cousins, W.J.; Robinson, R.; Reyners, M.E. 1994 The Fiordland earthquake of 10 August, 1993 : a reconnaissance report covering tectonic setting, peak ground acceleration, and landslide damage. Bulletin of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering, 27(2): 147-154

Reyners, M.E.; Cowan, H. 1993 The transition from subduction to continental collision : crustal structure in the North Canterbury region, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 115(3): 1124-1136

Reyners, M.E.; Gledhill, K.R.; Waters, D. 1991 Tearing of the subducted Australian plate during the Te Anau, New Zealand earthquake of 1988 June 3. Geophysical Journal International, 104(1): 105-115; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1991.tb02497.x

Cooper, R.A.; Reyners, M.E.; Walcott, R.I. 1990 Foreword [Geological development of New Zealand : the Wellman issue]. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 33(2): 151

Reyners, M.E. 1990 Earthquake data out their EARSS. Eos, 71: 1027

Reyners, M.E. 1989 New Zealand seismicity 1964-87 : an interpretation. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 32(3): 307-315

Smith, E.G.C.; Stern, T.A.; Reyners, M.E. 1989 Subduction and back-arc activity at the Hikurangi convergent margin, New Zealand. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 129(1/2): 203-231

Reyners, M.E. 1988 Reservoir-induced seismicity at Lake Pukaki, New Zealand. Geophysical journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 93(1): 127-135

Reyners, M.E. 1987 Subcrustal earthquakes in the central South Island, New Zealand, and the root of the Southern Alps. Geology, 15: 1168-1171

Reyners, M.E. 1985 Watching and waiting. New Zealand Listener, Nov 30: 22-23

Reyners, M.E.; Hodder, S. 1985 The Motu river earthquake of 8 March 1984. Bulletin of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering, 18(1): 41-54

Reyners, M.E. 1984 An introduction to seismicity of the New Zealand region. p. 7-12 IN: Walcott, R.I. (comp.) An introduction to the Recent crustal movements of New Zealand. Wellington: Royal Society of New Zealand. Miscellaneous series / Royal Society of New Zealand 7.

Reyners, M.E. 1984 The Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, earthquake of 1982 September 2, and deformation in the interior of the subducted Pacific plate. Tectonophysics, 106(3/4): 259-273; doi: 10.1016/0040-1951(84)90180-X

Reyners, M.E. 1983 Lateral segmentation of the subducted plate at the Hikurangi margin, New Zealand: seismological evidence. Tectonophysics, 96(3/4): 203-223; doi: 10.1016/0040-1951(83)90218-4

Reyners, M.E.; Ingham, C.E.; Ferris, B.G. 1983 Microseismicity of the upper Clutha valley, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 26(1): 1-6

Reyners, M.E.; Coles, K.S. 1982 Fine structure of the dipping seismic zone and subduction mechanics in the Shumagin Islands, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth and Planets, 87(B1): 356-366

Reyners, M.E. 1981 Long and intermediate-term seismic precursors to earthquakes - state of the art. p. 333-347 IN: Simpson, D.W. (eds.); Richards, P.G. (eds.) Earthquake prediction: an international review. Washington: American Geophysical Union. Maurice Ewing series 4.

Reyners, M.E. 1980 A microearthquake study of the plate boundary, North Island, New Zealand. Geophysical journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 63: 1-22

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