Selected Publications by Rachel E. Abercrombie

*Denotes current or former postdoc or student.

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Prieto G. A., Froment B., Yu C., Poli P., Abercrombie R. E., 2016. “Earthquake rupture below the brittle-ductile transition in continental lithospheric mantle.” Science Advances. In press.

Abercrombie R. E., Bannister S., Ristau J., Doser D., 2016. “Variability of Earthquake Stress Drop in a subduction setting, the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand.” Geophysical Journal International. doi:10.1093/gji/ggw393.

Ruhl C. J., Abercrombie R. E., Smith K. D., Zaliapin I., 2016. “Complex Spatiotemporal Evolution of the 2008 Mw 4.9 Mogul Earthquake Swarm (Reno, Nevada): Interplay of Fluid and Faulting.” Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth. doi:10.1002/2016JB013399.

Aderhold K., Abercrombie R. E., 2016. “The 2015 M7.1 Earthquake on the Charlie-Gibbs Transform Fault: Repeating Earthquakes and Multi-modal Slip on a Slow Oceanic Transform.” Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1002/2016GL068802.

Aderhold, K., Abercrombie R. E., 2016. “Seismotectonics of a diffuse plate boundary: Observations off the Sumatra-Andaman trench.” Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1002/2015JB012721.


Aderhold, K. and Abercrombie, R. E. 2015. Seismic Rupture on an Oceanic–Continental Plate Boundary: Strike‐Slip Earthquakes along the Queen Charlotte–Fairweather Fault. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. DOI: 10.1785/0120140227

Abercrombie, R. E. 2015. Investigating uncertainties in empirical Green’s function analysis of earthquake source parameters. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1002/2015JB011984


Abercrombie, R. E. 2014. Stress Drops of Repeating Earthquakes on the San Andreas Faculty at Parkfield. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062079


Abercrombie, R. E. 2013, Comparison of direct and coda wave stress drop measurements for the Wells, Nevada, earthquake sequence, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, doi:10.1029/2012JB009638.


Chen X., Shearer P. M., and Abercrombie R. E., 2012, Spatial migration of earthquakes within seismic clusters in Southern California: Evidence for fluid diffusion, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04301, doi:10.1029/2011JB008973.