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Taylor-Silva, B. I., Stirling, M. W., Litchfield, N. J., Griffin, J. D., van den Berg, E. J., & Wang, N. (2020). Paleoseismology of the Akatore Fault, Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics63(2), 151-167.

Todd, E. K., Stirling, M. W., Fry, B., Salichon, J., & Villamor, P. (2020). Characterising microseismicity in a low seismicity region: applications of short-term broadband seismic arrays in Dunedin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 1-11.

Cummins, P. R., Pranantyo, I. R., Pownall, J. M., Griffin, J. D., Meilano, I., & Zhao, S. (2020). Earthquakes and tsunamis caused by low-angle normal faulting in the Banda Sea, Indonesia. Nature Geoscience, 1-7.

Griffin, J. D., Allen, T. I., & Gerstenberger, M. C. (2020). Seismic Hazard Assessment in Australia: Can Structured Expert Elicitation Achieve Consensus in the “Land of the Fair Go”?. Seismological Research Letters




Goded, T., Gerstenberger, M., Stirling, M., Cousins, J., & Canessa, S. (2019). High‐Intensity Assignments for the 22 February 2011 M w 6.2 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquake: A Contribution toward Understanding the Severe Damage Caused by This Event. Seismological Research Letters90(4), 1468-1482.

Kowal, A., Stirling, M., Gorman, A., & Wotherspoon, L. (2019). Strong Ground Motions Simulations for Dunedin: recent progress.

Strand, P. D., Schaefer, J. M., Putnam, A. E., Denton, G. H., Barrell, D. J., Koffman, T. N., & Schwartz, R. (2019). Millennial-scale pulsebeat of glaciation in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews220, 165-177.

Barrell, D. J., Putnam, A. E., & Denton, G. H. (2019). Reconciling the onset of deglaciation in the upper Rangitata valley, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews203, 141-150.




Griffin, J., Nguyen, N., Cummins, P. and Cipta, A. 2018. Historical Earthquakes of the Eastern Sunda Arc: Source Mechanisms and Intensity‐Based Testing of Indonesia’s National Seismic Hazard Assessment. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 109(1), pp.43-65.

Villamor, P., Barrell, D.J.A., Gorman, A., Davy, B., Fry, B., Hreinsdottir, S., Hamling, I., Stirling, M., Cox, S., Litchfield, N., Holt, A., Todd, E., Denys, P., Pearson, C., Sangster, C., Garcia-Mayordomo, J., Goded, T., Abbott, E., Ohneiser, C., Lepine, P., Caratori-Tontini, F. (2018). Unknown faults under cities. Lower Hutt (NZ): GNS Science. 71p. (GNS Science miscellaneous series 124).

Todd, E. K., Schwartz, S. Y., Mochizuki, K., Wallace, L. M., Sheehan, A. F., Webb, S. C., et al. (2018). Earthquakes and Tremor Linked to Seamount Subduction During Shallow Slow Slip at the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(8), 6769–6783.

Goded, T., Lewis, A., and Stirling, M. 2018. Seismic vulnerability scenarios of Unreinforced Masonry churches in New Zealand. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

Litchfield N.J., P.Villamor, R. J. Van Dissen, A. Nicol, P.M. Barnes, D.J. A. Barrell, J.R. Pettinga, R.M. Langridge, T.A. Little, J.J. Mountjoy, W.F. Ries, J.Rowland, C.Fenton, M.W. Stirling, J. Kearse, K.R. Berryman, U.A. Cochran, K.J. Clark, M. Hemphill-Haley, N. Khajavi, K. E. Jones, G. Archibald, P. Upton, C. Asher, A. Benson, S. C. Cox, C. Gasston, D. Hale, B. Hall, A.E. Hatem, D.W. Heron, J. Howarth, T.J. Kane, G. Lamarche, S. Lawson, B. Lukovic, S.T. McColl, C. Madugo, J. Manousakis, D. Noble, K. Pedley, K. Sauer, T. Stahl, D. T. Strong, D. B. Townsend, V. Toy, J. Williams, S. Woelz, and Robert Zinke (2018) Surface rupture of multiple crustal faults in the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, doi: 10.1785/0120170300.

Stirling, M., & Gerstenberger, M. (2018). Applicability of the Gutenberg–Richter Relation for Major Active Faults in New Zealand. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America108(2), 718-728.

Stirling, M. W., & Anderson, J. G. (2018). Magnitude as a function of rupture length and slip rate for recent large New Zealand earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America108(3B), 1623-1629. 

Williams, J. N., Barrell, D. J., Stirling, M. W., Sauer, K. M., Duke, G. C., & Hao, K. X. (2018). Surface rupture of the Hundalee fault during the 2016 M w 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America108(3B), 1540-1555.

Davies, G., Griffin, J., Løvholt, F., Glimsdal, S., Harbitz, C., Thio, H. K., … & Baptista, M. A. (2018). A global probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment from earthquake sources. Geological Society, London, Special Publications456(1), 219-244.