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
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Rutherford Discovery Fellow

Major publications

Warren-Smith, E.; Fry, B.; Kaneko, Y.; Chamberlain, C.J. 2018 Foreshocks and delayed triggering of the 2016 MW7.1 Te Araroa earthquake and dynamic reinvigoration of its aftershock sequence by the MW7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 482: 265-276; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.11.020

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

Kaiser, A.E.; Balfour, N.J.; Fry, B.; Holden, C.; Litchfield, N.J.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; D'Anastasio, E.; Horspool, N.A.; McVerry, G.H.; Ristau, J.; Bannister, S.C.; Christophersen, A.; Clark, K.J.; Power, W.L.; Rhoades, D.A.; Massey, C.I.; Hamling, I.J.; Wallace, L.M.; Mountjoy, J.; Kaneko, Y.; Benites, R.A.; Van Houtte, C.; Dellow, G.D.; Wotherspoon, L.; Elwood, K.; Gledhill, K.R. 2017 The 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake : preliminary seismological report. Seismological Research Letters, 88(3): 1-13; doi: 10.1785/0220170018

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

Wallace, L.M.; Kaneko, Y.; Hreinsdottir, S.; Hamling, I.J.; Peng, Z.; Bartlow, N.; D'Anastasio, E.; Fry, B. 2017 Large-scale dynamic triggering of shallow slow slip enhanced by overlying sedimentary wedge. Nature geoscience, 10: 765-770; doi: 10.1038/ngeo3021

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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