J. Casey Moore

Research Professor of Earth Sciences, UC Santa Cruz


Research Activities

My research is focused on structural geology of subduction zones and active margins, especially involving fluid-rock interactions and the geologic signature of earthquakes. Currently I'm participating in investigations of the modern subduction zones of SW Japan. Additionally I'm involved in synthesis of the structural evolution of subduction zones from the surface through seismogenic depths. This program involves work with ancient exhumed subduction complexes in Alaska, California, and Japan.  Finally I am interested in the role of incoming plate stratigraphy on the nature of earthquakes in subduction zones.

Biographical Sketch and Publications


Studying a Modern Subduction Zones, DV Chikyu, SW Japan








Overviewing seismogenic fault rocks, Pasagshak Point, Kodiak Islands, Alaska




J. Casey Moore