University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences



Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos


Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos

Research Geophysicist

Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Bologna, 2011

Specialty: Earthquake Processes/ Active Tectonics

Email: christos@ucr.edu
Phone: (951) 827-3732
Office: Geology 1345A
Web: My Website

Research Interests:

Modeling of the seismic cycle across different time scales and different tectonic environments;
Subduction zone dynamics;
Space geodesy (measuring deformation with InSAR and GPS;
Finite element models.

 Recent Projects:

Multi-segment fault dynamics. Scenarios of joint San Andreas-Imperial Fault rupture.
Piecing together the puzzle of the seismic cycle around subduction sones and the effect of fault interface complexities in the distribution of interseismic locking;
Exploring the physical causes of complex rupture behavior for the 2010 Sierra El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake, Mexico;
The effect of material heterogeneities in long-term multi-scale seismic cycle simulations (earthquake simulators).
The 2015 Nepal Earthquake: influence of topography in geodetic modelling;
Dynamic rupture scenarios of earthquakes in the San Gorgonio Pass, CA.

Kyriakopoulos, C., Oglesby, D. D., Funning, G. J., & Ryan, K. J. (2017). Dynamic rupture modeling of the M7.2 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake: Comparison with a geodetic model. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014294. [link]

Hobbs, T. E., C. Kyriakopoulos,A. V. Newman, M. Protti, and D. Yao (2017), Large and primarily updip afterslip following the 2012 Mw 7.6 Nicoya, Costa Rica, earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JB014035. [link]

Kyriakopoulos C. and A.V Newman et al., (2016). Structural Asperity focusing locking and earthquake slip along the Nicoya megathrust, Costa Rica. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, 5461–5476, doi:10.1002/2016JB012886. [link]

Kyriakopoulos, C., A. V. Newman, A. M. Thomas, M. Moore-Driskell, and G. T. Farmer (2015), A new seismically constrained subduction interface model for Central America, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011859. [link]

Kyriakopoulos, C., T. Masterlark, S. Stramondo, M. Chini, and C. Bignami (2013), Coseismic slip distribution for the Mw 9 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake derived from 3-D FE modeling, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50265. [link]

Kyriakopoulos C., M. Chini, C. Bignami, S. Stramondo, A. Ganas, M. Kolligri and A. Moshou (2013) Monthly migration of a tectonic seismic swarm detected by DInSAR: southwest Peloponnese, Greece. Geophys. J. Int., Wiley, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt196. [link]

E.Trasatti, C. Kyriakopoulos and M.Chini, Finite Element inversion of DInSAR data from the Mw 6.3 L'Aquila Earthquake (2011), 2009 (Italy), Geophys. Res. Letters, VOL. 38, L08306, doi:10.1029/2011GL046714. [link]

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