Robert Langridge

 

Full Name: Robert Langridge

Position: Earthquake Geologist

Contact details

Email: R.Langridge
Phone: +64-4-570 4898

Qualifications

1988: BSc, Earth Sciences; 1990: MSc Hons, Earth Sciences; 1998: PhD, Geological Sciences

Areas of expertise

Financial: Project Management
Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Earthquake effects
Geology: Fault segmentation
Geology: Graduate Student Advisor
Geology: Paleoseismology
Geology: Structural and neotectonic analysis
Geology: tectonic geomorphology

Professional activities

International Quaternary Science Association: Active Tectonics: member
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Earthquake Geology: Member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Tectonic Studies: Member
Seismological Society of America: Member

Major publications

Hamling, I.J.; Hreinsdottir, S.; Clark, K.J.; Elliot, J.; Liang, C.; Fielding, E.; Litchfield, N.J.; Villamor, P.; Wallace, L.M.; Wright, T.J.; D'Anastasio, E.; Bannister, S.; Burbidge, D.R.; Denys, P.; Gentle, P.; Howarth, J.D.; Mueller, C.; Palmer, N.G.; Pearson, C.; Power, W.L.; Barnes, P.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Little, T.; Nicol, A.; Pettinga, J.; Rowland, J.; Stirling, M.W. 2017 Complex multifault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand. Science, 356(6334): eaam7194; doi: 10.1126/science.aam7194

Langridge, R.M.; Ries, W.F.; Dolan, J.F.; Schermer, E.R.; Siddoway, C. 2017 Slip rate estimates and slip gradient for the Alpine Fault at Calf Paddock, Maruia River, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 60(2): 73-88; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1275707

Stirling, M.W.; Litchfield, N.J.; Villamor, P.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Nicol, A.; Pettinga, J.; Barnes, P.; Langridge, R.M.; Little, T.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Mountjoy, J.; Ries, W.F.; Rowland, J.; Fenton, C.; Hamling, I.J.; Asher, C.; Barrier, A.; Benson, A.; Bischoff, A.; Borella, J.; Carne, R.; Cochran, U.A.; Cockroft, M.; Cox, S.C.; Duke, G.; Fenton, F.; Gasston, C.; Grimshaw, C.; Hale, D.; Hall, B.; Hao, K.X.; Hatem, A.; Hemphill-Haley, M.; Heron, D.W.; Howarth, J.D.; Juniper, Z.; Kane, T.; Kearse, J.; Khajavi, N.; Lamarche, G.; Lawson, S.; Lukovic, B.; Madugo, C.; Manousakis, J.; McColl, S.; Noble, D.; Pedley, K.; Sauer, K.; Stahl, T.; Strong, D.T.; Townsend, D.B.; Toy, V.G.; Villeneuve, M.; Wandres, A.; Williams, J.; Woelz, S.; Zinke, R. 2017 The Mw7.8 Kaikoura earthquake : surface fault rupture and seismic hazard context. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 73-84

Sutherland, R.; Townend, J.; Toy, V.G.; Upton, P.; Coussens, J.; Allen, M.; Baratin, L.-M.; Barth, N.; Becroft, L.; Boese, C.; Boles, A.; Boulton, C.; Broderick, N.G.R.; Janku-Capova, L.; Carpenter, B.M.; Célérier, B.; Chamberlain, C.; Cooper, A.; Coutts, A.; Cox, S.C.; Craw, L.; Doan, M.-L.; Eccles, J.; Faulkner, D.; Grieve, J.; Grochowski, J.; Gulley, A.; Hartog, A.; Howarth J.D.; Jacobs, K.; Jeppsen, T.; Kato, N.; Keys, S.; Kirilova, M.; Kometani, Y.; Langridge, R.M.; Lin, W.; Little, T.; Lukacs, A.; Mallyon, D.; Mariani, E.; Massiot, C.; Mathewson, L.; Melosh, B.; Menzies, C.; Moore, J.; Morales, L.; Morgan, C.; Mori, H.; Niemeijer, A.; Nishikawa, O.; Prior, D.; Sauer, K.; Savage, M.K.; Schleicher, A.; Schmitt, D.R.; Shigematsu, N.; Taylor-Offord, S.; Teagle, D.; Tobin, H.; Valdez, R.; Weaver, K.; Wiersberg, T.; Williams, J.; Woodman, N.; Zimmer, M. 2017 Extreme hydrothermal conditions at an active plate-bounding fault. Nature, 546: 137-140; doi: 10.1038/nature22355

Howarth, J.D.; Fitzsimons, S.J.; Norris, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Vandergoes, M.J. 2016 A 2000 yr rupture history for the Alpine fault derived from Lake Ellery, South Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 128(3/4): 627-643; doi: 10.1130/B31300.1

Khajavi, N.; Langridge, R.M.; Quigley, M.C.; Smart, C.; Rezanejad, A.; Martin-Gonzalez, F. 2016 Late Holocene rupture behavior and earthquake chronology on the Hope fault, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 128(11/12): 1736-1761; doi: 10.1130/B31199.1

Langridge, R.M.; Ries, W.F.; Litchfield, N.J.; Villamor, P.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Heron, D.W.; Haubrock, S.; Townsend, D.B.; Lee, J.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Nicol, A.; Cox, S.C.; Stirling, M.W. 2016 The New Zealand Active Faults Database. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 59(1): 86-96; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2015.1112818

Villamor, P.; Almond, P.; Tuttle, M.; Giona-Bucci, M.; Langridge, R.M.; Clark, K.J.; Ries, W.F.; Baston, S.; Eger, A.; Vandergoes, M.J.; Quigley, M.C.; Barker, P.R.; Martin, F.; Howarth, J.D. 2016 Liquefaction features produced by the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in southwest Christchurch, New Zealand and preliminary assessment of paleoliquefaction features. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106(4): 1747-1771; doi: 10.1785/0120150223

Biasi, G.P.; Langridge, R.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Clark, K.J.; Cochran, U.A. 2015 Maximum-likelihood recurrence parameters and conditional probability of a ground-rupturing earthquake on the southern Alpine Fault, South Island, New Zealand. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105(1): 94-106; doi: 10.1785/0120130259

Christophersen, A.; Litchfield, N.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Thomas, R.; Basili, R.; Wallace, L.M.; Ries, W.; Hayes, G.P.; Haller, K.M.; Yoshioka, T.; Koehler, R.D.; Clark, D.; Wolfson-Schwehr, M.; Boettcher, M.S.; Villamor, P.; Horspool, N.A.; Ornthammarath, T.; Zuniga, R.; Langridge, R.M.; Stirling, M.W.; Goded, T.; Costa, C.; Yeats, R. 2015 Development of the Global Earthquake Model's neotectonic fault database. Natural hazards, 79(1): 111-135; doi: 10.1007/s11069-015-1831-6

Zinke, R.; Dolan, J.F.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Grenader, J.R.; Rhodes, E.J.; McGuire, C.P.; Langridge, R.M.; Nicol, A.; Hatem, A.E. 2015 Evolution and progressive geomorphic manifestation of surface faulting : a comparison of the Wairau and Awatere faults, South Island, New Zealand. Geology, 43(11): 1019-1022; doi: 10.1130/G37065.1

Khajavi, N.; Quigley, M.; Langridge, R.M. 2014 Influence of topography and basement depth on surface rupture morphology revealed from LiDAR and field mapping, Hope Fault, New Zealand. Tectonophysics, 630: 265-284; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.05.032

Langridge, R.M.; Howarth, J.D.; Cochran, U.A.; Stirling, M.W.; Villamor, P.; Sutherland, R.; Berryman, K.R.; Townend, J.; Norris, R. 2014 Lidar reveals uniform Alpine fault offsets and bimodal plate boundary rupture behavior, New Zealand : comment. Geology, 42(10): e351; doi: 10.1130/G35935C.1

Langridge, R.M.; Ries, W.F.; Farrier, T.; Barth, N.C.; Khajavi, N.; De Pascale, G.P. 2014 Developing sub 5-m LiDAR DEMs for forested sections of the Alpine and Hope faults, South Island, New Zealand : implications for structural interpretations. Journal of Structural Geology, 64: 53-66; doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.11.007

Litchfield, N.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Sutherland, R.; Barnes, P.M.; Cox, S.C.; Norris, R.; Beavan, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Villamor, P.; Berryman, K.R.; Stirling, M.W.; Nicol, A.; Nodder, S.; Lamarche, G.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Pettinga, J.R.; Little, T.; Pondard, N.; Mountjoy, J.J.; Clark, K.J. 2014 A model of active faulting in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(1): 32-56; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2013.854256

Carpentier, S.F.A.; Green, A.G.; Langridge, R.M.; Hurter, F.; Kaiser, A.E.; Horstmeyer, H.; Finnemore, M. 2013 Seismic imaging of the Alpine Fault near Inchbonnie, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 118(1): 416-431; doi: 10.1029/2012JB009344

Langridge, R.M.; Almond, P.C.; Duncan, R.P. 2013 Timing of late Holocene paleoearthquakes on the Hurunui segment of the Hope fault : implications for plate boundary strain release through South Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125(5-6): 756-776; doi: 10.1130/B30674.1

Langridge, R.M.; Persaud, M.; Zuniga, F.R.; de Jesus Aguirre-Diaz, G.; Villamor, P.; Lacan, P. 2013 Preliminary paleoseismic results from the Pastores fault and its role in the seismic hazard of the Acambay graben, Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, 30(3): 463-481

Barth, N.C.; Toy, V.G.; Langridge, R.M.; Norris, R.J. 2012 Scale dependence of oblique plate-boundary partitioning : New insights from LiDAR, central Alpine fault, New Zealand. Lithosphere, 4(5): 435-448; doi: 10.1130/L201.1

Berryman, K.R.; Cochran, U.A.; Clark, K.J.; Biasi, G.P.; Langridge, R.M.; Villamor, P. 2012 Major earthquakes occur regularly on an isolated plate boundary fault. Science, 336: 1690-1693; doi: 10.1126/science.1218959

Kaiser, A.E.; Holden, C.; Beavan, R.J.; Beetham, R.D.; Benites, R.A.; Celentano, A.; Collet, D.; Cousins, W.J.; Cubrinovski, M.; Dellow, G.D.; Denys, P.; Fielding, E.; Fry, B.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Langridge, R.M.; Massey, C.I.; Motagh, M.; Pondard, N.; McVerry, G.H.; Ristau, J.; Stirling, M.W.; Thomas, J.; Uma, S.R.; Zhao, J.X. 2012 The Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake of February 2011 : preliminary report. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55(1): 67-90; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2011.641182

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

Sutherland, R.; Toy, V.G.; Townend, J.; Cox, S.C.; Eccles, J.D.; Faulkner, D.R.; Prior, D.J.; Norris, R.J.; Mariani, E.; Boulton, C.; Carpenter, B.M.; Menzies, C.D.; Little, T.A.; Hastings, M.; De Pascale, G.P.; Langridge, R.M.; Scott, H.R.; Lindroos, Z.R.; Fleming, B.; Kopf, A.J. 2012 Drilling reveals fluid control on architecture and rupture of the Alpine fault, New Zealand. Geology, 40(12): 1143-1146; doi: 10.1130/G33614.1

Wallace, L.M.; Barnes, P.; Beavan, R.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Litchfield, N.J.; Mountjoy, J.; Langridge, R.M.; Lamarche, G.; Pondard, N. 2012 The kinematics of a transition from subduction to strike-slip : an example from the central New Zealand plate boundary. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 117(2): B02405; doi: 10.1029/2011JB008640

Langridge, R.M.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Rhoades, D.A.; Villamor, P.; Little, T.; Litchfield, N.J.; Clark, K.J.; Clark, D. 2011 Five thousand years of surface ruptures on the Wellington Fault, New Zealand : implications for recurrence and fault segmentation. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101(5): 2088-2107; doi: 10.1785/0120100340

Rhoades, D.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Little, T.A.; Ninis, D.; Smith, E.G.C.; Robinson, R. 2011 Re-evaluation of conditional probability of rupture of the Wellington-Hutt Valley segment of the Wellington Fault. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(2): 77-86

Langridge, R.M.; Villamor, P.; Basili, R.; Almond, P.; Martinez-Diaz, J.J.; Canora, C. 2010 Revised slip rates for the Alpine Fault at Inchbonnie : implications for plate boundary kinematics of South Island, New Zealand. Lithosphere, 2(3): 139-152; doi: 10.1130/L88.1

Rockwell, T.; Ragona, D.; Seitz, G.; Langridge, R.M.; Aksoy, M.E.; Ucarkus, G.; Ferry, M.; Meltzner, A.J.; Klinger, Y.; Meghraoui, M.; Satir, D.; Barka, A.; Akbalik, B. 2009 Palaeoseismology of the North Anatolian Fault near the Marmara Sea : implications for fault segmentation and seismic hazard. p. 31-54 IN: Reicherter, K.; Michetti, A.M.; Silva, P.G. (eds) Palaeoseismology : historical and prehistorical records of earthquake ground effects for seismic hazard assessment. London: Geological Society. Geological Society special publication 316.

Langridge, R.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2007 Late Holocene paleoseismicity of the Pahiatua section of the Wellington Fault, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 50(3): 205-226; doi: 10.1080/00288300709509832

Langridge, R.M.; Berryman, K.R. 2005 Morphology and slip rates of the Hurunui section of the Hope Fault, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 48(1): 43-57

Langridge, R.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2005 Defining the geometric segmentation and Holocene slip rate of the Wellington Fault, New Zealand : the Pahiatua section. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 48(4): 591-607; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2005.9515136

Langridge, R.M.; Campbell, J.; Hill, N.L.; Pere, V.; Pope, J.; Pettinga, J.; Estrada, B.; Berryman, K.R. 2003 Paleoseismology and slip rate of the Conway Segment of the Hope Fault at Greenburn Stream, South Island, New Zealand. Annals of Geophysics, 46(5): 1119-1139

Barka, A.; Akyuz, H.S.; Altunel, E.; Sunal, G.; Cakir, Z.; Dikbas, A.; Yerli, B.; Armijo, R.; Meyer, B.; de Chabalier, J.B.; Rockwell, T.; Dolan, J.R.; Hartleb, R.; Dawson, T.; Christofferson, S.; Tucker, A.; Fumal, T.; Langridge, R.M.; Stenner, H.; Lettis, W.; Bachhuber, J.; Page, W. 2002 The surface rupture and slip distribution of the 17 August 1999 Izmit earthquake (M 7.4), North Anatolian Fault. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(1): 43-60

Langridge, R.M.; Stenner, H.D.; Fumal, T.E.; Christofferson, S.A.; Rockwell, T.K.; Hartleb, R.D.; Bachhuber, J.; Barka, A.A. 2002 Geometry, slip distribution, and kinematics of surface rupture on the Sakarya Fault Segment during the 17 August 1999 Izmit, Turkey, earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(1): 107-125

Langridge, R.M.; Weldon, R.J.; Moya, J.C.; Suarez, G. 2000 Paleoseismology of the 1912 Acambay earthquake and the Acambay-Tixmadeje fault, Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 105(B2): 3019-3037

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