Bill Fry


Full Name: Bill Fry

Position: Seismologist Tectonophysicist

Contact details

Email: B.Fry
Phone: +64-4-570 4286


2001: BSc, Geology; 2003: MSc, Geophysics; 2008: PhD, Geophysics

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Crustal structure determination
Geophysics: Depth Imaging of seismic data
Geophysics: Mathematical inversion techniques
Geophysics: Seismic Scattering
Geophysics: Seismic Software Development
Geophysics: Seismic anisotropy
Geophysics: Seismic imaging methods
Geophysics: Seismic tomography
Geophysics: Seismic wave propagation
Geophysics: Seismograph array analysis
Geophysics: Seismology
Geophysics: Time series techniques for data analysis
Information Technology: Application development
Technical: Automobile repair
Technical: X-ray diffraction

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Seismology: Member

Major publications

Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Fry, B. 2017 A new scheme for joint surface wave and earthquake travel-time inversion and resulting 3-D velocity model for the western North Island, New Zealand. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 269: 98-111; doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2017.05.014

Fry, B.; Ma, K.-F. 2016 Implications of the great Mw 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake on the understanding of natural hazard in Taiwan and New Zealand. Seismological Research Letters, 87(6): 1254-1258; doi: 10.1785/0220160154

Gerstenberger, M.C.; Fry, B. 2016 Preface to the focus section on the joint Japan–Taiwan–New Zealand national seismic hazard model collaboration. Seismological Research Letters, 87(6): 1236-1239; doi: 10.1785/0220160166

Fry, B.; Davey, F.J.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Lebedev, S. 2014 Depth variable crustal anisotropy, patterns of crustal weakness, and destructive earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392: 50-57; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.013

Fry, B.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Davey, F.J. 2014 Mantle accommodation of lithospheric shortening as seen by combined surface wave and teleseismic imaging in the South Island, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 199(1): 499-513; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu271

Fry, B.; Benites, R.A.; Kaiser, A.E. 2011 The character of accelerations in the Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters, 82(6): 846-852; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.6.846

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

Fry, B.; Chao, K.; Bannister, S.C.; Peng, Z.; Wallace, L.M. 2011 Deep tremor in New Zealand triggered by the 2010 Mw 8.8 Chile earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L15306; doi: 10.1029/2011GL048319

Fry, B.; Gerstenberger, M.C. 2011 Large apparent stresses from the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Seismological Research Letters, 82(6): p, 833-838; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.6.833

Fry, B.; Deschamps, F.; Kissling, E.; Stehly, L.; Giardini, D. 2010 Layered azimuthal anisotropy of Rayleigh wave phase velocities in the European Alpine lithosphere inferred from ambient noise. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297(1/2): 95-102; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.06.008

Boschi, L.; Fry, B.; Ekstroem, G.; Giardini, D. 2009 The European upper mantle as seen by surface waves. Surveys in geophysics, 30(4/5): 463-501; doi: 10.1007/s10712-009-9066-2

Stehly, L.; Fry, B.; Campillo, M.; Shapiro, N.M.; Guilbert, J.; Boschi, L.; Giardini, D. 2009 Tomography of the Alpine region from observations of seismic ambient noise. Geophysical Journal International, 178(1): doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04132.x

Fry, B.; Boschi, L.;Ekstrom, G.; Giardini, D. 2008 Europe-Mediterranean tomography : high correlation between new seismic data and independent geophysical observables. Geophysical Research Letters, 35: L04301; doi: 10.1029/2007GL031519

Peter, D.; Boschi, L.; Deschamps, F.; Fry, B.; Ekstrom, G.; Giardini, D. 2008 A new finite-frequency shear-velocity model of the European-Mediterranean region. Geophysical Research Letters, 35: L16315; doi: 10.1029/2008GL034769

Duebendorfer, E.M.; Chamberlain, K.R.; Fry, B. 2006 Mojave-Yavapai boundary zone, southwestern United States : a rifting model for the formation of an isotopically mixed crustal boundary zone. Geology, 34(8): 681-684

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