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Geophysics Group (EES-17)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
TA-03, Building 0215, Room 269
Los Alamos, NM, 87545


Research Interests

Nonlinear Ground Motion, Fault Zone Damage

Temporal Changes of the Earth's Properties

Dynamic Triggering, Non-volcanic Tremor

Spatio-Temporal Seismicity Patterns

Signal Processing and Inversion


1. Wu C., Z. Peng, and Y. Ben-Zion (2009). Non-linearity and temporal changes of fault zone site response associated with strong ground motion, Geophys. J. Int., 176, 265-278, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04005.x.  (PDF available)

2. Wu C., Z. Peng, and D. Assimaki (2009). Temporal changes in site response associated with strong ground motion of 2004 Mw6.6 Mid-Niigata earthquake sequences in Japan, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 99(6), 3487-3495, doi:10.1785/0120090108.  (PDF available)

3. Wu C., Z. Peng, and Y. Ben-Zion (2010). Refined thresholds for nonlinear ground motion and temporal changes of site response associated with medium size earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int., 183, 1567-1576, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04704.x.  (PDF available)

4. Peng Z., C. Wu, and C. Aiken (2011). Delayed triggering of microearthquakes by multiple surface waves circling the Earth, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L04306, doi: 2010GL046373.  (PDF available)
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5. Wu C., Z. Peng, W. Wang, and Q. Chen (2011). Dynamic triggering of shallow earthquakes near Beijing, China, Geophys. J. Int., 185, 1321-1334, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05002.x.  (PDF available)

6. Wu C. and Z. Peng (2011). Temporal changes of site response during the Mw9.0 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Earth Planets Space, 63(7), 791-795.  (PDF available)
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7. Chao K., Z. Peng, C. Wu, C.-H. Lin, and C.-C. Tang (2011). Remote triggering of non-volcanic tremor around Taiwan, Geophys. J. Int., 188, 301-324, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05261.x. (PDF available)

8. Wu C. and Z. Peng (2012). Long-term change of site response after the Mw9.0 Tohoku Earthquake in Japan, Earth Planets Space. 64, 1259-1266. (PDF available)

9. Wu J., Z. Peng, W. Wang, X. Gong, Q. Chen, and C. Wu (2012). Comparison of dynamic triggering near Beijing, China following recent Sumatra earthquakes Geophys. Res. Lett., 39(21), L21310. (PDF available)

10. Wu C. D. Shelly, J. Gomberg, Z. Peng and P. Johnson (2013). Long-term changes of earthquake inter-event times and low-frequency earthquake recurrence in central California, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 368, 144-150, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.03.007. (PDF available)

11. Gong X., Q. Chen, Z. Peng, W. Wang, C. Wu, and J. Wu (2013). Remotely triggered seismicity around the Fangshan pluton near Beijing following the 2010 Mw8.8 Chile earthquake, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 57(1), 115-128, doi: 10.6038/cjg20140111.

12. Wu C., X. Meng, Z. Peng, and Y. Ben-Zion (2014). Lack of spatio-temporal localization of foreshocks before the 1999 Mw7.1 Duzce, Turkey earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 104(1), doi:10.1785/0120130140.

13. Xie J., X. Li, Z. Wen, and C. Wu (2014). Characteristics of near-surface vertical and horizontal strong ground motion from the 20 April 2013 Mw6.8 Lushan earthquake in China, Seism. Res. Lett., 85(1), 23-33.

14. Wu C., J. Gomberg, E. Ben-Naim, and P. Johnson (2014). Triggering of repeating earthquakes in central California, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2013GL059051.

In review:
15. Trugman, D., C. Wu, R. Guyer, and P. Johnson (2014). Synchronous low frequency earthquakes and the elastic nature of the deep San Andreas fault, manuscript submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett., in review.

16. Liu, J., J. Xie, M. Gao, and C. Wu (2014). Spatial variability and attenuation of Arias Intensity with fault distance during the Mw9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, manuscript submitted to Soil. Dyn. Earthq. Eng., in review.

In preparation:
17. Wu C., R. Guyer, D. Shelly, W. Frank, J. Gomberg, and P. Johnson, Spatial-temporal variation of low-frequency earthquake bursts near Parkfield, CA, manuscript in preparation for Geophys. Res. Lett.

18. Chao K., Z. Peng, C. Wu, K. Obara, A. Wech, H.-C. Pu, Y. Chuang, C.-C. Tang, K. Chen, C.-H. Lin, and T.-C. Hsin Non-volcanic Tremor Activities in Taiwan before and after the Local 2010 Mw6.3 Jiashian Earthquake, manuscript in preparation for Geophys. Res. Lett.

19. Aiken C., Z. Peng, and C. Wu, Dynamic triggering of microearthquakes in the Long Valley Caldera and Coso Geothermal Field, manuscript in preparation.

Invited Talks and Conference Abstracts are listed in my CV

Teaching Tutorial for the hypo71 program to locate local earthquakes.

Tutorial for the hypoDD program to do double-difference relocation of earthquakes.

Teaching assistant for EAS 1600: Introduction to Environmental Science, Spring 2006

Teaching assistant for EAS 1601: Habitable Planet, Spring 2007, Fall 2007

Teaching assistant for EAS 2600: Earth Processes, Fall 2006

Professional Affiliation American Geophysical Union (2005-present)

Seismological Society of America (2006-present)

Society of Exploration Geophysics (2006-present)

Last updated by Chunquan Wu, Tue Feb 18 16:16:40 MST 2014