Recent publications

Complete list of publications

Submitted or in preparation (manuscript draft available):

T.H.W. Goebel, Z. Rosson. E.E. Brodsky & J. Walter "Rapid induced seismicity mitigation and its impact on aftershock productivity in Oklahoma" (in prep.)


S.M. Hosseini, T.H.W. Goebel, B. Jha, F. Aminzadeh “A probabilistic approach to injection-induced seismicity assessment for different reservoir types and pressure-diffusion models”, Geophys. Res. Letts., https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077552
T.H.W. Goebel, E.E. Brodsky, “The spatial footprint of injection wells in a global compilation of induced earthquake sequences.” Science 361 (6405), 899-904
X. Chen, J. Haffener, T.H.W. Goebel, X. Meng, Z. Peng, J.C. Peng, “Temporal correlations between seismic moment and injection volume for an induced earthquake sequence in Central Oklahoma”, J. Geophs. Res., 123(4), 3047-3064

T.H.W. Goebel, J. Walter, K. Murray & E.E. Brodsky. “Comment on: How will induced seismicity in Oklahoma respond to decreased saltwater injection rates”, Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1700441.
J. Davidsen, G. Kwiatek, E.-M. Charalampidou, T.H.W. Goebel, S. Stanchits, M. Rueck & G. Dresen. “Triggering processes in rock fracture: On the importance of large-scale heterogeneities”, Physical Review Letters, 119, [preprint, supplement]
T.H.W. Goebel, G. Kwiatek, T.W. Becker, E.E. Bordsky & G. Dresen, “What allows seismic events to grow big?: Insights from b-value and fault roughness analysis in laboratory stick-slip experiments”, Geology, doi:10.1130/G39147.1 [preprint, suppl.].
T.H.W. Goebel, M. Weingarten, J. Haffener, X. Chen & E.E. Brodsky. “The 2016 Mw5.1 Fairview, Oklahoma earthquakes: Evidence for long-range poroelastic triggering at >40 km from fluid disposal wells”, Earth Planetary Science Lett., 472, 50-61. [suppl.]

N.J. van der Elst, M.T. Page, D.A. Weiser, T.H.W. Goebel & S.M. Hosseini (2016). “Induced earthquake magnitudes are as large as (statistically) expected”, J. Geophys. Res., 121 (6), 4575-4590.
T.H.W. Goebel, E. Hauksson, A. Plesch & J. Shaw (2016), “Detecting significant stress drop variations in large micro-earthquake datasets: A comparison between a convergent step-over in the San Andreas Fault and the Ventura thrust fault system, southern California”, Pure Appl. Geophys. doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1326-8, [preprint]

T.H.W. Goebel, S.M. Hosseini, F. Cappa, E. Hauksso, J.-P. Ampuero, F. Aminzadeh & J.B. Saleeby (2016). “Wastewater disposal and earthquake swarm activity at the southern end of the Central Valley, California”, Geophys. Res. Letts., 43, 1-8, doi:10.1002/2015GL066948 [preprint, doi, suppl., video].

T.H.W. Goebel, E. Hauksson, F. Aminzadeh & J.-P. Ampuero (2015). An objective method for the assessment of fluid injection induced seismicity and application to tectonically active regions in central California, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 1-20, doi:10.1002/2015JB011895 [preprint, doi, suppl.].
T.H.W. Goebel, E. Hauksson, P. M. Shearer & J.P. Ampuero (2015). Stress drop heterogeneity within tectonically complex regions: A case study of San Gorgonio pass, Southern California, Geophys. J. Int., 202(1), 514-528, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv160 [preprint, doi, suppl.].
T.H.W. Goebel. (2015). Comparing seismicity rates and fluid injection operations in Oklahoma and California: Implications for upper crustal stresses, The Leading Edge, Special Volume: Injection-induced seismicity, eds. Robert Habiger, Gregory Beroza, 34(6), 640-648, doi: 10.1190/tle34060640.1 [preprint, doi].
E. Hauksson, T.H.W. Goebel, J.-P. Ampuero & Elizabeth Cochran (2015). Century of oilfield operations and earthquakes in the greater Los Angeles basin, southern California, The Leading Edge, Special Volume: Injection-induced seismicity, eds. Robert Habiger, Gregory Beroza 34(6), 650-656, doi: 10.1190/tle34060650.1 [doi].

G. Kwiatek, T. H. W. Goebel, G. Dresen, (2014), Seismic moment tensor and b-value variations over successive seismic cycle in laboratory stick-slip experiments, Geophys. Res. Letts., 41 (16), doi: 10.1002/2014/GL060159, [preprint, doi,].
T. H. W. Goebel, T. W. Becker, C. G. Sammis, G. Dresen, D. Schorlemmer (2014), Off-fault damage and acoustic emission distributions during the evolution of structurally-complex faults over series of stick-slip events, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu074. [preprint, doi, suppl.]
T. H. W. Goebel, T. Candela, C. G. Sammis, T. W. Becker, G. Dresen, (2014), Seismic event distributions and off-fault damage during frictional sliding of saw-cut surfaces with predefined roughness, Geophys. J. Int., 196 (1), 612-625, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt401. [preprint, doi]

T. H. W. Goebel, D. Schorlemmer, T. W. Becker, G. Dresen, C. G. Sammis (2013), Acoustic emissions document stress changes over many seismic cycles in analog experiments, Geophys. Res. Letts., doi:10.1029/2013GL050507. [preprint, doi, suppl.]
T. H. W. Goebel, C. G. Sammis, T. W. Becker, G. Dresen, D. Schorlemmer (2013), A comparison of seismicity characteristics and fault structure in stick-slip experiments and nature, Pure Appl. Geophys., doi: 10.1007/s00024-013-0713-7. [preprint, doi]

1 T. H. W. Goebel, T. W. Becker, D. Schorlemmer, S. Stanchits, C. G. Sammis, E. Rybacki, G. Dresen (2012), Identifying fault heterogeneity through mapping spatial anomalies in acoustic emission statistics, J. Geophys. Res., 117, doi:10.1029/2011JB008763. [preprint, doi]

Not peer reviewed:

C. Williams, Z. Peng, Y. Zhang, E. Fukuyama, T. Goebel, M. Yoder, "Earthquakes and Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim, Vol. 2: Introduction", Pure Appl. Geophs., 175(2), 525-528

Y.-X. Zhang, T.H.W. Goebel, Z. Peng, C. Williams, M. Yoder, J. Rundle, "Earthquakes and Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim, Vol. 1: Introduction", Pure Appl. Geophs., 174, 2195-2198

T.H.W. Goebel, F. Aminzadeh, J. Haffener, X. Chen. "Statistical seismicity analysis methods for the detection of fault activation during fluid injection", Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Annual Meeting 2016, Dallas Texas

T. H. W. Goebel, (2013),; "Microseismcity, fault structure and the seismic cycle: Insights from laboratory stick-slip experiments", Ph.D. Thesis, University of Southern California , 204 p, ISBN: 9781303467219, access through USC-digital library [complete pdf]

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