Martin Reyners

 

Full Name: Martin Reyners

Position: Emeritus Scientist

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

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

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 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

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

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 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.

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

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 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. 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. 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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