Yoshihiro Kaneko


Full Name: Yoshihiro Kaneko

Position: Seismologist

Contact details

Email: Y.Kaneko
Phone: +64-4-570 4840


2003: BS (summa cum laude), Applied Geophysics; 2005: MS, Geophysics; 2009: PhD, Geophysics

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Code development
Geophysics: Crustal deformation and neotectonics
Geophysics: Earthquake Mechanics
Geophysics: Earthquake hazard modelling
Geophysics: Earthquake strong-motion
Geophysics: Finite element analysis
Geophysics: Modelling earthquake source processes
Geophysics: Numerical Methods
Geophysics: Seismic wave propagation
Geophysics: Seismology
Geophysics: Stress triggering
Geophysics: Subduction zones

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Member
Seismology Society of America: Member
Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth: Associate Editor
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

Kaneko, Y.; Carpenter, B.M.; Nielsen, S.B. 2017 Nucleation process of magnitude 2 repeating earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault predicted by rate-and-state fault models with SAFOD drill core data. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(1): 162-173; doi: 10.1002/2016GL071569

Kaneko, Y.; Fukuyama, E.; Hamling, I.J. 2017 Slip-weakening distance and energy budget inferred from near-fault ground deformation during the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(10): 4765-4773; doi: 10.1002/2017GL073681

Kaneko, Y.; Nielsen, S.B.; Carpenter, B.M. 2016 The onset of laboratory earthquakes explained by nucleating rupture on a rate-and-state fault. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 121(8): 6071-6091; doi: 10.1002/2016JB013143

Kaneko, Y.; Hamling, I.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Motagh, M.; Samsonov, S.V. 2015 InSAR imaging of displacement on flexural-slip faults triggered by the 2013 Mw 6.6 Lake Grassmere earthquake, central New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(3): 781-788; doi: 10.1002/2014GL062767

Kaneko, Y.; Shearer, P.M. 2015 Variability of seismic source spectra, estimated stress drop and radiated energy, derived from cohesive-zone models of symmetrical and asymmetrical circular and elliptical ruptures. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 120(2): 1053-1079; doi: 10.1002/2014JB011642

Wei, M.; Liu, Y.; Kaneko, Y.; McGuire, J.; Bilham, R. 2015 Dynamic triggering of creep events in the Salton Trough, Southern California by regional M >/= 5.4 earthquakes constrained by geodetic observations and numerical simulations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 427: 1-10; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.044

Kaneko, Y.; Shearer, P.M. 2014 Seismic source spectra and estimated stress drop derived from cohesive-zone models of circular subshear rupture. Geophysical Journal International, 197(2): 1002-1015; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu030

Kaneko, Y.; Fialko, Y.; Sandwell, D.T.; Tong, X.; Furuya, M. 2013 Interseismic deformation and creep along the central section of the North Anatolian fault (Turkey) : InSAR observations and implications for rate-and-state friction properties. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(1): 316-331; doi: 10.1029/2012JB009661

Konca, A.O.; Kaneko, Y.; Lapusta, N.; Avouac, J-P. 2013 Kinematic inversion of physically plausible earthquake source models obtained from dynamic rupture simulations. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 103(5): 2621-2644; doi: 10.1785/0120120358

Wei, M.; Kaneko, Y.; Liu, Y.; McGuire, J. 2013 Episodic fault creep events in California controlled by shallow frictional heterogeneity. Nature geoscience, 6(7): 566- 570; doi: 10.1038/NGEO1835

Harris, R.A.; Barall, M.; Andrews, D.J.; Duan, B.; Ma, S.; Dunham, E.M.; Gabriel, A-A.; Kaneko, Y.; Kase, Y.; Aagard, B.T.; Oglesby, D.D.; Ampuero, J-P.; Hanks, T.C.; Abrahamson, N. 2011 Verifying computational method for predicting extreme ground motion. Seismological Research Letters, 82(5): 638-644; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.5.638

Kaneko, Y.; Ampuero, J-P. 2011 A mechanism for preseismic steady rupture fronts observed in laboratory experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L21307; doi: 10.1029/2011GL049953

Kaneko, Y.; Ampuero, J-P; Lapusta, N. 2011 Spectral-element simulations of long-term fault slip : effect of low-rigidity layers on earthquake-cycle dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 116(10): B10313; doi: 10.1029/2011JB008395

Kaneko, Y.; Fialko, Y. 2011 Shallow slip deficit due to large strike-slip earthquakes in dynamic rupture simulations with elasto-plastic off-fault response. Geophysical Journal International, 186(3): 1389-1403; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05117.x

Kaneko, Y.; Avouac, J-P.; Lapusta, N. 2010 Towards inferring earthquake patterns from geodetic observations of interseismic coupling. Nature geoscience, 3(5): 363-369; doi: 10.1038/NGEO843

Kaneko, Y.; Lapusta, N. 2010 Supershear transition due to a free surface in 3-D simulations of spontaneous dynamic rupture on vertical strike-slip faults. Tectonophysics, 493(3/4): 272-284; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.06.015

Harris, R.A.; Barall, M., Archuleta, R.; Dunham, E.; Aaagard, B.; Ampuero, J.P.; Bhat, H.; Cruz-Atienza, V.; Dalguer, L.; Dawson, P.; Day, S.; Duan, B.; Ely, G.; Kaneko, Y.; Kase, Y.; Lapusta, N.; Liu, Y.; Ma, S.; Oglesby, D.; Olsen, K.; Pitarka, A.; Song, S.; Templeton, E. 2009 The SCEC/USGS Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Code Verification Exercise. Seismological Research Letters, 80(1): 119-126; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.80.1.119

Kaneko, Y.; Lapusta, N.; Ampuero, J-P. 2008 Spectral element modeling of spontaneous earthquake rupture on rate and state faults : effect of velocity-strengthening friction at shallow depths. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 113(9): B09317; doi: 10.1029/2007JB005553

Kaneko, Y.; Lapustra, N. 2008 Variability of earthquake nucleation in continuum models of rate-and-state faults and implications for aftershock rates. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 113(12): B12312; doi: 10.1029/2007JB005154

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