Publications from NSCO activities:

  1. Hobbs, T. E., A. V. Newman, M. Protti (2019), Enigmatic Upper-plate Sliver Transport Paused by Megathrust Earthquake and Afterslip, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 520 , 87-93, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.05.016.    

  2. Yang, H., S. Yao, B. He, and A. V. Newman (2019), Earthquake rupture dependence on hypocentral location along the Nicoya Peninsula Subduction Megathrust, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 520 , 10-17, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.05.030.

  3. Hobbs, T., C. Kyriakopoulos, A. V. Newman, M. Protti, 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

  4. Jiang, Y., Z. Liu, E. E. Davis, S. Y. Schwartz, T. H. Dixon, N. Voss, R. Malservisi, and M. Protti (2017), Strain release at the trench during shallow slow slip: The example of Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44 (10), 4846–4854, doi:10.1002/2017GL072803.

  5. Yao, D., J. I. Walter, X. Meng, T. E. Hobbs, Z. Peng, A. V. Newman, S. Y. Schwartz, and M. Protti (2017), Detailed Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Microseismicity and Repeating Earthquakes following the 2012 Mw7.6 Nicoya Earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013632

  6. Kyriakopoulos, C., and A. V. Newman (2016), Structural Asperity focusing locking and earthquake slip along the Nicoya megathrust, Costa Rica.  J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB012886.

  7. 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., 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011859.

  8. Malservisi, R., S. Y. Schwartz, N. Voss, M. Protti, V. Gonzalez, T. H. Dixon, Y. Jian, A. V. Newman, J. I. Walter, D. Voyenko (2015), Multiscale postseismic behavior on a megathrust: The 2012 Nicoya earthquake, Costa Rica, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, 1-17, doi:10.1002/2015GC005794.

  9. Dixon, T.H., Y. Jiang, R. Malservisi, R. McCaffrey, N. Voss, M. Protti, and V. Gonzalez (2014), Earthquake and tsunami forecasts: Relation of slow slip events to subsequent earthquake rupture, Proc. Nat. Academy Science, 111 (48), 17039-17044, doi:10.1073/pnas.1412299111.

  10. Protti, M., V. González, A. V. Newman, T. H. Dixon, S. Y. Schwartz, J. S. Marshall, L. Feng, J. I. Walter, R. Malservisi, S. E. Owen (2014), Nicoya Earthquake Rupture Anticipated by Geodetic Measurements of the Locked Plate Interface Nature Geoscience 7 (2), 117-121, doi:10.1038/ngeo2038, 2014.

  11. Yue, H. T. Lay, S. Y. Schwartz, L.Rivera, M. Protti, T. H. Dixon, S. Owen, and A. V. Newman (2013), The 5 September 2012 Nicoya, Costa Rica Mw 7.6 earthquake rupture process from joint inversion of high-rate GPS, strong-motion, and teleseismic P wave data and its relationship to adjacent plate boundary interface properties, J. Geoph. Res. 118, 5453-5466, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50379.

  12. Dixon, T. H, S. Y. Schwartz, J. M. Protti, V. González, A. V. Newman, J. Marshall, and J. Spotila (2013), Detailed Data Available for Recent Costa Rica Earthquake, EOS Trans. Amer. Geoph. Union. 94(2), 17-18, doi:10.1002/2013EO02.

  13. Feng, L., A. V. Newman, J. M. Protti, V. González, Y. Jiang, T. H. Dixon (2012), Active Deformation near the Nicoya Peninsula, Northwestern Costa Rica, Between 1996 and 2010: Interseismic Megathrust Coupling, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B06407, doi:10.1029/2012JB009230.

  14. Jiang, Y., S. Wdowinski, T.H. Dixon, M. Hackl, M. Protti, V. González (2012), Slow slip events in Costa Rica detected by continuous GPS observations, 2002–2011. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q04006. doi:10.1029/2012GC004058.

  15. Walter, J. I., S. Y. Schwartz, J. M. Protti, and V. González (2011), Persistent tremor within the northern Costa Rica seismogenic zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01307, doi:10.1029/2010GL045586.

  16. Outerbridge, K. C., T. H. Dixon, S. Y. Schwartz, J. I. Walter, M. Protti, V. González, J. Biggs, M. Thorwart, and W. Rabbel (2010), A tremor and slip event on the Cocos-Caribbean subduction zone as measured by a global positioning system (GPS) and seismic network on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B10408, doi:10.1029/2009JB006845.

  17. LaFemina, P., T. H. Dixon, R. Govers, E. Norabuena, H. Turner, A. Saballos, G. Mattioli, M. Protti, and W. Strauch (2009), Fore-arc motion and Cocos Ridge collision in Central America, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q05S14, doi:10.1029/2008GC002181.

  18. Ghosh, A., A. V. Newman, A.M. Thomas, G. T. Farmer (2008), Interface Locking along the Subduction Megathrust from Microseismicity near Nicoya, Costa Rica, Geoph. Res. Lett., 35 (L01301), doi:10.1029/2007GL031617.

  19. Schwartz, S. Y., and H. R. DeShon (2007), Distinct updip limits to geodetic locking and microseismicity at the northern Costa Rica seismogenic zone: Evidence for two mechanical transitions, in The Seismogenic Zone of Subduction Thrust Faults, edited by T. H. Dixon and J. C. Moore, pp. 576–599, Columbia Univ. Press, New York.

  20. DeShon, H. R., S. Y. Schwartz, L. M. Dorman, A. V. Newman, V. González, M. Protti, T. Dixon, E. Norabuena & E. Flueh (2006), Seismogenic Zone Structure along the Middle America Trench, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, from 3D local earthquake tomography using P- and S-wave data, Geoph. Journ. Int., 164 (1), 109-124.

  21. Brown, K. M., M. D. Tryon, H. R. DeShon, L. M. Dorman, and S. Y. Schwartz (2005), Correlated transient fluid pulsing and seismic tremor in the Costa Rica subduction zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 238, 189–203, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.06.055.

  22. Norabuena, E., T. H. Dixon, S. Y. Schwartz, H. R. DeShon, A. V. Newman, M. Protti, V. González, L. M. Dorman, E. Flueh, P. Lundgren, F. Pollitz, D. Sampson (2004), Geodetic and Seismic Constraints on some Seismogenic Zone Processes in Costa Rica, J. Geophys. Res. 109 (B11403), doi:10.1029/2003JB002931.

  23. DeShon, H. R., and S. Y. Schwartz (2004), Evidence for serpentinization of the forearc mantle wedge along the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L21611, doi:10.1029/2004GL021179.

  24. Bilek, S. L., S. Y. Schwartz, and H. R. DeShon (2003), Control of seafloor roughness on earthquake rupture behavior, Geology, 31(5), 455–458, doi:10.1130/0091-7613(2003)031.

  25. DeShon, H. R., S. Y. Schwartz, S. L. Bilek, L.M. Dorman, V. Gonzalez, J. M. Protti, E. R. Flueh, and T. H. Dixon (2003), Seismogenic zone structure of the southern Middle America Trench, Costa Rica, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B10), 2491, doi:10.1029/2002JB002294.

  26. Newman, A. V., S. Y. Schwartz, V. Gonzalez, H. R. DeShon, J. M. Protti & L. Dorman (2002), Along-Strike Variability in the Updip Limit of the Seismogenic Zone Below Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Geoph. Res. Lett., 29 20, 38:1-4, doi:10.1029/2002GL015409.