Reviewed Articles



Wyss M. and Wu Z. (2013). How Many Lives Were Saved by the Evacuation Before the M7.3 Haicheng Earthquake of 1975?, Seismological Research Letters, in press.

Wyss M. and Rosset P. (2012). Mapping seismic risk: the current crisis, Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0256-8, published online.

Wyss M. (2012), The Earthquake Closet: Rendering Early-Warning Useful, Natural Hazards, Vol. 63, 2, pp 761-768.

Wyss M., Nekrasova A., and Kossobokov V. (2012). Errors in Expected Human Losses Due to Incorrect Seismic Hazard Estimates, Natural Hazards, Vol. 62, 3, pp 927-935.

Chouinard, L. and Rosset P. (2011). Microzonation of Montreal, variability in soil classification, Proceeding of the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium, University of California SB, 10pp.

Wyss, M., Elashvili, M., Jorjiashvili, N. & Javakhishvili, Z. (2011), Uncertainties in teleseismic epicenter estimates: implications for real-time loss estimates, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 101, No. 3, pp. 1152–1161.

Wyss, M. and Trendafiloski, G. (2011), Trends in the casualty ratio of injured to fatalities in earthquakes, QLARM, in Human Casualties in Natural Disasters: Progress in Modeling and Mitigation, ed. R. Spence, E.So, C. Scawthornp, Springer: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 267-274.

Trendafiloski, G., Wyss, M. and Rosset, P. (2011), Loss estimation module in the second generation software QLARM, in Human Casualties in Natural Disasters: Progress in Modeling and Mitigation, ed. R. Spence, E.So, C. Scawthornp, Springer: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 95-104.

Wyss, M., Rosset P. and G. Trendafiloski (2009), Teleseismic Loss Estimates in Near-Real-Time After the M8 Wenchuan Earthquake of May 12, 2008, Proceedings, International Disaster and Risk Conference, eds Ning, L., Wang, S. & Tang, G., Qunyan Press, Chengdu, 12-16 July, 381-391.

Wyss, M. (2010), Predicting the human losses implied by predictions of earthquakes: southern Sumatra and central Chile, PAGEOPH, 105-111.

Trendafiloski, G., Wyss M., Rosset P. and G. Marmureanu (2009), Constructing city models to estimate losses due to earthquakes worldwide: application to Bucharest Romania, Earthquake Spectra, 25, 3, 665-685.

Wyss, M. and Zibzibadze, M. (2009), Delay times of worldwide global earthquake alerts, Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-009-9344-9.

Rosset, P. and Chouinard, L. E. (2009), Characterization of site effects in Montreal, Canada, Natural Hazards, 48, 295-308.

Wyss, M. (2008), Estimated human losses in future earthquakes in central Myanmar, Seismological Research Letters, 79, 520-525.

Wyss, M., F. Pacchiani, A. Deschamps, and G. Patau (2008), Mean magnitude variations of earthquakes as a function of depth show different crustal stress distribution depending on tectonic setting, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, DOI : 10.1029/2007GL031057.

Wyss, M., and P. Kaestli (2007), Estimates of regional losses in case of a repeat of the 1357 Basel earthquake. Report, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, pp. 1-10.

Camelbeeck, T., Vanneste, K., Alexandre, P., Verbeeck, K., Petermans, T., Rosset, P., Everaerts, M., Warnant, R. and Van Camp M. (2007), Relevance of active faulting and seismicity studies to assessments of long-term earthquake activity and maximum magnitude in intraplate northwest Europe, between the Lower Rhine Embayment and the North Sea. Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America, S. Stein and S. Mazzotti (eds.) Special Paper 425, 193-224.

Wyss, M. (2006), The Kashmir M7.6 Shock of 8 October 2005 Calibrates Estimates of Losses in Future Himalayan Earthquakes, paper presented at Proceedings of the Conference of the International Communhity on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, edited by B. Van de Walle and M. Turoff, pp. 5, Newark.

Wyss, M., and R. Stefansson (2006), Nucleation points of recent main shocks in southern Iceland mapped by b-values, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. , 96 , 599-608.

Wyss, M., R. Wang, J. Zschau, and Y. Xia (2006), Earthquake loss estimates in near real-time, EOS, 477-479.

Schorlemmer, D., S. Wiemer, and M. Wyss (2005), Variations in earthquake-size distribution across different stress regimes, Nature, 437, 539-542.

Wyss, M. (2005), Earthquake loss estimates applied in real time and to megacity risk assessment, paper presented at Second International ISCRAM Conference, edited by B. Carle and B. Van de Walle, 297-299, Brussels, Belgium.

Wyss, M. (2005), Human losses expected in Himalayan earthquakes Natural Hazards, 34, 305-314.

Wyss, M., and S. Matsumura (2005), Verification of our previous definition of preferred earthquake nucleation areas in Kanto-Tokai, Japan, Tectonophys. , 417, 81-84.

Gusiakov V.K. (2005) Tsunamigenic potential of different tsunamigenic regions in the Pacific, Marine Geology, V. 215, Issues 1-2, p.3-9. (Special issue: Tsunamis in the Pacific, in the Atlantic and in Europe : relevant cases and hazard evaluation. Edited by E.Pelinovsky and S. Tinti, Elsevier).

Sanchez, J. J., S. R. McNutt, J. A. Power, and M. Wyss (2004), Spatial variations in the frequency-magnitude distribution of earthquakes at Mount Pinatubo volcano, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 94, 430-438.

Sanchez, J. J., M. Wyss, and S. R. McNutt (2004), Temporal-spatial variations of stress at Redoubt volcano, Alaska, inferred from inversion of fault plane solutions, Journal of Volcanological and Geothermal Research, 130, 1-29.

Schorlemmer, D., S. Wiemer, and M. Wyss (2004), Earthquake statistics at Parkfield I: Stationarity of b-values, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, B123234, 123210.121029/122004JB003234.

Schorlemmer, D., S. Wiemer, M. Wyss, and D. D. Jackson (2004), Earthquake statistics at Parkfiled II: Probabilistic forcasting and testing, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B12308, 12310.11029/12004JB003235.

Wyss, M. (2004), Earthquake loss estimates in real-time begin to assist rescue teams, worldwide, EOS, 85, 567.

Wyss, M. (2004), Real-time prediction of earthquake casualties, paper presented at International Conference on Disasters and Society   From Hazard Assessment to Risk Reduction, edited by D. Malzahn and T. Plapp, Logos Publishers, 165-173, Univ. Karlsruhe.

Wyss, M., and A. S. Al Homoud (2004), Seismic risk in the United Arab Emirates, an approximate estimate, Natural Hazards, 32, 371-389.

Wyss, M., C. Sammis, R. Nadeau, and S. Wiemer (2004), Comparison between seismicity on creeping and locked patches of the San Andreas fault near Parkfield, California: fractal dimension and b-value, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 94, 410-424.

Wyss, M., G. Sobolev, and J. D. Clippard (2004), Seismic quiescence precursors to two M7 earthquakes on Sakhalin Island, measured by two methods, Earth Planets and Space, 56, 725-740.

Wiemer, S., and M. Wyss (2003), Reply to the comments by Rydelek and Sacks on "Minimum magnitude of complete reporting in earthquake catalogs: examples from Alaska, the Western United States, and Japan", Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 93, 1868-1871.

Westerhaus, M., M. Wyss, R. Yilmaz, and J. Zschau (2002), Correlating variations of b values and crustal deformations during the 1990s may have pinpointed the rupture initiation of the Mw=7.4 Izmit earthquake of 1999 August 17., Geophys. J. Int., 148, 139-152.

Wiemer, S., and M. Wyss (2002), Spatial and temporal variability of the b-value in seismogenic volumes: An overview, Advances in Geophysics, 45, 259-302.

Wyss, M., and S. Matsumura (2002), Most likely locations of large earthquakes in the Kanto and Tokai areas, Japan, estimated based on local recurrence time, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 131, 173-184.

Wyss, M. (2001), Locked and creeping patches along the Hayward fault, California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28 , 3537-3540.

Wyss, M. (2001), Why is earthquake prediction research not progressing faster?, Tectonophys., 338 , 217-223.

Wyss, M., A. Hasegawa, and J. Nakajima (2001), Source and path of magma for volcanoes in the subduction zone of northeastern Japan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28 , 1819-1822.

Wyss, M., F. W. Klein, K. Nagamine, and S. Wiemer (2001), Anomalously high b-values in the south flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii : evidence for the distribution of magma below Kilauea's east rift zone, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 106 , 23-37.

Zuniga, F. R., and M. Wyss (2001), Most Zuniga, F. R., and M. Wyss (2001), Most and least likely locations of large to great earthquakes along the Pacific coast of Mexico, estimated from local recurrence times based on b-values, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 91 , 1717-1728.