Caroline Holden


Full Name: Caroline Holden

Position: Visitor

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4741


2000: MSc, Geophysics engineer; 2004: PhD, Seismology

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Data analysis
Geophysics: Data processing
Geophysics: Earthquake analysis
Geophysics: Earthquake field studies
Geophysics: Earthquake strong-motion
Geophysics: Seismic wave propagation
Geophysics: Seismograph array analysis
Geophysics: Seismology
Geophysics: Strong motion accelerogram analysis
Geophysics: Time series techniques for data analysis

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: member
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: management committee member
Southern California Research Centre (SCEC): Participant

Major publications

Holden, C.; Kaneko, Y.; D'Anastasio, E.; Benites, R.; Fry, B.; Hamling, I.J. 2017 The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake revealed by kinematic source inversion and seismic wavefield simulations : slow rupture propagation on a geometrically complex crustal fault network. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(22): 11320-11328; doi: 10.1002/2017GL075301

Bell, R.; Holden, C.; Power, W.L.; Wang, X.; Downes, G.L. 2014 Hikurangi margin tsunami earthquake generated by slow seismic rupture over a subducted seamount. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 397: 1-9; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.005

Steacy, S.; Jimenez, A.; Holden, C. 2014 Stress triggering and the Canterbury earthquake sequence. Geophysical Journal International, 196(1): 473-480; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt380

Holden, C.; Kaiser, A.E.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Jury, R. 2013 Sources, ground motion and structural response characteristics in Wellington of the 2013 Cook Strait earthquakes. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 46(4): 188-195

Holden, C.; Beavan, R.J. 2012 Kinematic source studies of the ongoing (2010-2011) sequence of recent large earthquakes in Canterbury. paper 061 (8 p.) IN: Implementing lessons learnt : 2012 Conference, 13-15 April, Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

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

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

Holden, C. 2011 Kinematic source model of the 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake using strong motion data. Seismological Research Letters, 82(6): 783-788; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.6.783

Holden, C.; Beavan, R.J.; Fry, B.; Reyners, M.E.; Ristau, J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Villamor, P.; Quigley, M. 2011 Preliminary source model of the Mw 7.1 Darfield earthquake from geological, geodetic and seismic data. paper 164 IN: Ninth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering : building an earthquake resilient society, April 14-16, 2011, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: 9PCEE

Holden, C.; Zhao, J.X. 2011 Preliminary broadband modelling of an Apline Fault earthquake in Christchurch. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2011/28. 15 p.

Beavan, R.J.; Wang, X.; Holden, C.; Wilson, K.J.; Power, W.L.; Prasetya, G.; Bevis, M.; Kautoke, R. 2010 Near-simultaneous great earthquakes at Tongan megathrust and outer rise in September 2009. Nature, 466(7309): 959-964; doi: 10.1038/nature09292

Holden, C.; Zhao, J.X.; Miyake, H. 2009 Preliminary results of ground motions simulation for a subduction earthquake. paper 28 IN: Why do we still tolerate buildings that are unsafe in earthquakes : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 2009 Conference, 3-5 April, Christchurch, New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

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

Holden, C. 2004 Direct measurement of fault rupture using seismic dense arrays : method and application to the Alpine Fault, New Zealand and SMART-1, Taiwan data. [Wellington]: [Earthquake Commission]. Research report / University of Canterbury, Department of Civil Engineering 2004-05. 131 p.

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