Publications

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Published Papers:

(38) Meng, L., Huang, H., Xie, Y., Bao, H., Dominguez, L. A., 2019, “Nucleation and Kinematic Rupture of the 2017 Mw 8.2 Tehuantepec Earthquake”. Accepted at Geophysical Research Letter. [doi] [pdf] [supplementary information]

(37) Hassani, B., Yong, A., Atkinson, G. M., Feng, T., Meng, L., 2019, “Comparison of Site Dominant Frequency from Earthquake and Microseismic Data in California”. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1785/0120180267

(36) Bao, H., Ampuero, J-P., Meng, L., Fielding, E., Liang, C., Milliner, C., Feng, T., Huang, H., 2019,"Early and persistent supershear rupture of the 2018 magnitude 7.5 Palu earthquake", Nature Geosciences. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0297-z [EarthArXiv-preprint] [doi] [UCLA press release][Science] [New York Times] [National Geographic] [JPL press release] [EurekAlert]

(35) Feng, T., Meng, L., 2018, “A High-frequency Distance Metric in Ground Motion Prediction Equations Based on Seismic Array Back-Projections”. Geophysical Research Letter. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078930 [pdf] [doi] [supplementary]

(34) Jian, P., Hung, S.-H., Meng, L., 2018, “Rupture behavior and interaction of the 2018 Hualien earthquake sequence and its tectonic implication”. Seismological Research Letter.https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180241. [pdf] [doi]

(33) Ruppert, N. A., Rollins, C., Zhang, A., Meng L., Holtkamp, S. G., West, M. E., and Freymueller, J. T., 2018, "Complex faulting and triggered rupture during the 2018 MW 7.9 Offshore Kodiak, Alaska Earthquake". Geophysical Research Letter. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078931 [pdf] [doi]

(32) An, C., Liu, P.L. and Meng, L., 2018. "A sensitivity analysis of tsunami inversions on the number of stations". Geophysical Journal International, 214 (2), pp.1313-1323. [pdf] [doi]

(31) Chen Y., Meng L., Zhang A., Wen L., 2018. "Source complexity of the 2015 Mw 7.9 Bonin earthquake", Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GC007489 [pdf] [doi]

(30) Meng L., Bao H., Huang H., Zhang A., Bloore A., Liu Z., 2018. "Double Pincer Movement: Encircling Rupture Splitting During the 2015 Mw 8.3 Illapel Earthquake", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 495, pp. 164-173. [pdf] [doi] [supplementary]

(29) Huang, H., and Meng, L., 2018. “Slow unlocking processes preceding the 2015 Mw 8.4 Illapel, Chile, earthquake”. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077060. [pdf] [doi]

(28) Yin, A., Xie, Z. and Meng, L., 2018. “A viscoplastic shear-zone model for deep (15–50 km) slow-slip events at plate convergent margins”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 491, pp.81-94. [pdf] [doi]

(27) Xu, W., Feng, G., Meng, L., Zhang, A., Ampuero, J. P., Bürgmann, R., and Fang, L. (2018). “Transpressional rupture cascade of the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand”. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 2396–2409. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB015168, [pdf] [doi]

(26) An, C., Cai, C., Zheng, Y., Meng, L. and Liu, P., 2017. “Theoretical solution and applications of ocean bottom pressure induced by seismic seafloor motion”. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(20). [pdf] [doi]

(25) Liu, Z., Song, C., Meng, L., Ge., Z, Huang, Q., Wu, Q., 2017. “Utilizing a 3D Global P‐Wave Tomography Model to Improve Backprojection Imaging: A Case Study of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake”. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America; 107 (5): 2459–2466. Doi:10.1785/0120170091. [pdf] [doi]

(24) An, C., Yue, H., J., Sun, Meng, L., Báez., J.C., 2017. “The 2015 Mw 8.3 Illapel, Chile, Earthquake: Direction‐Reversed Along‐Dip Rupture with Localized Water Reverberation”. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 107 (5): 2416–2426.[pdf] [doi]

(23) Yue, H., Castellanos, J. C., Yu, C., Meng, L., and Zhan, Z., 2017, “Localized water reverberation phases and its impact on back-projection images”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073254. [pdf] [doi].

(22) Jian, P.-R., Hung, S.-H., Meng, L., and Sun D., 2017, “Rupture characteristics of the 2016 Meinong earthquake revealed by the back projection and directivity analysis of teleseismic broadband waveforms”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 3545–3553, doi:10.1002/2017GL072552. [pdf] [doi]

(21) An, C., and Meng, L. (2017). Time reversal imaging of the 2015 Illapel tsunami source. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(4), 1732-1739. [pdf] [doi]

(20) Sangha, S., Peltzer, G., Zhang, A., Meng, L., Liang, C., Lundgren, P., and Fielding, E. 2017. “Fault geometry of 2015, Mw7. 2 Murghab, Tajikistan earthquake controls rupture propagation: Insights from InSAR and seismological data”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 462, 132-141. [pdf] [doi]

(19) Huang, H., Xu, W., Meng, L., Bürgmann, R., and Baez, J. C. 2017. “Early aftershocks and afterslip surrounding the 2015 Mw 8.4 Illapel rupture”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, 282-291.[pdf] [doi]

(18) Huang, H., Meng, L., Plasencia, M., Wang, Y., Wang, L. and Xu, M., 2016. “Matched-filter detection of the missing pre-mainshock events and aftershocks in the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake sequence”. Tectonophysics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.018. [pdf] [doi]

(17) An, C. and Meng, L., 2016. “Application of array back-projection to tsunami prediction and early warning”. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(8), pp.3677-3685 [pdf] [doi]

(16) Meng, L., Zhang, A. and Yagi, Y., 2016. “Improving back projection imaging with a novel physics‐based aftershock calibration approach: A case study of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake”. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(2), pp.628-636. [pdf] [doi] [supplementary]

(15) J.P. Avouac, Meng, L., S. Wei, T. Wang and J.-P. Ampuero, 2015, “Lower edge of locked Main Himalayan Thrust unzipped by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake”, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2518. [pdf] [doi] [supplementary] Caltech news

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(14) Meng, L., Huang, H., Bürgmann, R., Ampuero, J.P. and Strader, A., 2015. “Dual Megathrust Slip Behaviors of the 2014 Iquique Earthquake Sequence”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 411, pp.177-187. [pdf] [supplementary material] [doi]

(13) Meng, L., R. Allen, and J.-P. Ampuero, 2014, Meng, L., R. Allen, and J.-P. Ampuero, 2014, “Application of Seismic Array Processing to Earthquake Early Warning”, Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am., 104 (5), 2553-2561, doi: 10.1785/0120130277 [pdf] [doi]

(12) Meng, L., J.-P. Ampuero, and R. Bürgmann. 2014, “The 2013 Okhotsk deep-focus earthquake: Rupture beyond the metastable olivine wedge and thermally controlled rise time near the edge of a slab”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059968. [pdf] [supplementary material] [doi]

(11) Avouac. J-P, F. Ayoub, S. Wei, J-P. Ampuero, Meng, L., S. Leprince, R. Jolivet, Z. Duputel, D. Helmberger, “The 2013, Mw 7.7 Balochistan earthquake, energetic strike-slip reactivation of a thrust fault”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 391, 1 April 2014, Pages 128-134, ISSN 0012-821X. [pdf] [auxiliary material] [doi]

(10) Huang, Y., Meng, L., and J.-P. Ampuero. 2013, “A dynamic model of the frequency-dependent rupture process of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake”, Earth, Planets and Space, Earth Planets Space, Vol. 64 (No. 12), pp. 1061-1066. [pdf] [doi]

(9) Meng, L., J.-P. Ampuero, Y. Luo, W. Wu and S. Ni, 2013. “Mitigating artifacts in back-projection source imaging with implications on frequency dependent properties of the tohoku-oki earthquake”. Earth Planets Space, Vol. 64 (No. 12), pp. 1101-1109. [pdf] [doi]

(8) Duputel, Z., H. Kanamori, V. C. Tsai, L. Rivera, Meng, L., and J.-P. Ampuero, 2012. “The 2012 Sumatra Great Earthquake Sequence”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volumes 351–352, 15 October 2012, Pages 247–257. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.017. [pdf] [doi]

(7) Meng. L., J.-P. Ampuero, J. Stock, Z. Duputel, Y. Luo and V. C. Tsai, 2012. “Earthquake in a maze: compressional rupture branching during the 2012 Mw 8.6 Sumatra earthquake”, Science, Vol. 337 no. 6095 pp. 724-726. doi:10.1126/science.1224030. [pdf ] [doi] [Caltech press release] [Ouramazingplanet] [Sciencedaily]

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(6) Meng, L., J-P. Ampuero, A. Sladen. H. Rendon. 2012. “High-resolution back-projection at regional distance: application to the Haiti M7.0 earthquake and comparisons with finite source studies”, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04313, doi:10.1029/2011JB008702. [pdf] [doi] [auxiliary material]

(5) Meng, L., A. Inbal, and J.-P. Ampuero. 2011. “A window into the complexity of the dynamic rupture of the 2011 Mw 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L00G07, doi:10.1029/2011GL048118. [pdf] [doi] [auxiliary material] [Animation S1] [Animation S2]

(4) Simons, M., S. E. Minson, A. Sladen, F. Ortega, J. Jiang, S. E. Owen, Meng, L., J.-P. Ampuero, S. Wei, R. Chu, D. V. Helmberger, H. Kanamori, E. Hetland, A. W. Moore, and F. H. Webb, 2011. “The 2011 Magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake: Mosaicking the megathrust from seconds to centuries”, Science, 332,doi:10.1126/science.1206731 [pdf] [doi]

(3) Yin. H., J. Zhang, Meng, L., Y. Liu, S. Xu, 2009. “Discrete element modeling of the faulting in the sedimentary cover above an active salt diaper”, Journal of Structural Geology, 31(9): 989-995, ISSN 0191-8141, 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.10.007 [doi] [pdf]

(2) Zhang. J, H. Yin, Meng. L ., S. Xu, 2008. “Simulation of active salt domes using 2D discrete element method. Chinese J.Geophys”. (in Chinese),23(6): 1924-1930. [pdf]

(1) Meng. L, H. Yin, J. Zhang, S. Xu, 2007. “Influence of rock strength and strain rate on horizontally compressive deformation: Insights from discrete element modeling”. Acta Petrologica Sinica. (in Chinese), 23(11): 2918-2926.[pdf]