Positions

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2018 Mechanics of fault reactivation before, during, and after the 2015 eruption of Axial SeamountGeology.  46:447-450. 2018
2018 The correlation between calving event size and speed variations at Jakobshavn Isbræ - or lack thereofJournal of Glaciology2018
2017 Thermal segmentation of mid-ocean ridge-transform faultsGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  18:3405-3418. 2017
2017 Call for Models-A Test Case for the Source Inversion Validation: The 2014 M-L 5.5 Orkney, South Africa, EarthquakeSeismological Research Letters.  88:1333-1338. 2017
2015 Development of the Global Earthquake Model's neotectonic fault databaseNatural Hazards.  79:111-135. 2015
2015 Moment Tensors and Other Source Parameters of Mining-Induced Earthquakes in TauTona Mine, South AfricaBulletin of the Seismological Society of America.  105:1576-1593. 2015
2015 Nanoseismicity and picoseismicity rate changes from static stress triggering caused by a M-w 2.2 earthquake in Mponeng gold mine, South AfricaJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.  120:290-307. 2015
2014 The relationship between seismicity and fault structure on the Discovery transform fault, East Pacific RiseGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.  15:3698-3712. 2014
2012 Variations in earthquake rupture properties along the Gofar transform fault, East Pacific RiseNature Geoscience.  5:336-341. 2012
2011 Geogas transport in fractured hard rock - Correlations with mining seismicity at 3.54 km depth, TauTona gold mine, South AfricaApplied Geochemistry.  26:2134-2146. 2011
2010 Laboratory-Based Maximum Slip Rates in Earthquake Rupture Zones and Radiated EnergyBulletin of the Seismological Society of America.  100:3250-3260. 2010
2009 Scaling relations for seismic cycles on mid-ocean ridge transform faultsGeophysical Research Letters.  36. 2009
2009 Broadband Records of Earthquakes in Deep Gold Mines and a Comparison with Results from SAFOD, CaliforniaBulletin of the Seismological Society of America.  99:2815-2824. 2009
2009 Extension of Gutenberg-Richter distribution to M-W-1.3, no lower limit in sightGeophysical Research Letters.  36:L10307. 2009
2007 Thermal structure of oceanic transform faultsGeology.  35:307-310. 2007
2007 Olivine friction at the base of oceanic seismogenic zonesJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.  112. 2007
2005 Foreshock sequences and short-term earthquake predictability on East Pacific Rise transform faults (vol 434, pg 457, 2005)Nature Nature: New biology.  435:528-528. 2005
2005 Foreshock sequences and short-term earthquake predictability on East Pacific Rise transform faults.Nature Nature: New biology.  434:457-461. 2005
2004 Earthquake scaling relations for mid-ocean ridge transform faultsJournal of Geophysical Research.  109:1-21. 2004
2004 Effects of normal stress variation on the strength and stability of creeping faultsJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.  109. 2004
2004 Effects of normal stress variation on the strength and stability of creeping faultsJournal of Geophysical Research.  109:B03406 1-15. 2004
1999 Numerical simulations of granular shear zones using the distinct element method - 1. Shear zone kinematics and the micromechanics of localizationJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.  104:2703-2719. 1999
1998 Anisotropy and flow in Pacific subduction zone back-arcsPure and Applied Geophysics.  151:463-475. 1998

Chapter

Year Title
2019 Global Characteristics of Oceanic Transform Fault Structure and Seismicity.  21-59. 2019

Principal Investigator On

  • Collaborative Research: Capturing 4D Variations in Stress, Slip, and Fault-Zone Material Properties: The 2019-2021 Gofar Transform Fault Earthquake Prediction Experiment  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2018 - 2021
  • CAREER: Investigating Earthquake Cycles on Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2020
  • Collaborative Research: Earthquake Catalog and Waveform Analysis to Assess the Evolution of Axial Seamount Surrounding the 2015 Eruption  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 - 2019
  • Investigating the Cause of the 2012 Acceleration of Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland Using High Resolution Observations of the Glacier Terminus  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2014 - 2017
  • Comparison of Source Inversions and Stress Drops with In-Situ Observations of Faulting  awarded by University of Southern California 2016 - 2017
  • Investigating Fault Zone Damage Width on the Meter-Scale Through Analysis of Seismic Event Density Distributions  awarded by US DOI, US Geological Survey 2014 - 2016
  • Comprehensive Analysis of Seismic Processes in a Deep South African Mine  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2010 - 2014
  • Technology Assistance with Implementation and Operation of Transportable Array Element of Usarray and Earthscope  awarded by Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology 2012
  • CSEP Testing of Seismic Cycles and Earthquake Predictability on Three Mid-Ocean Ridge Transform Faults  awarded by University of Southern California 2010 - 2012
  • Fault Thermal Structure and Stress Transfer Modeling to Assess Seismic Hazard along Segmented Oceanic Transform Faults  awarded by EXXON Corp 2011
  • Teaching Activities

  • Dynamic Earth Taught course 2017
  • Freshman Field Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Geophysics Taught course 2017
  • Top/Earthquake Physics Taught course 2016
  • Earthquakes and Faulting Taught course 2015
  • Earthquakes and Faulting Taught course 2015
  • Freshman Field Seminar Taught course 2015
  • The Dynamic Earth Taught course 2015
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Seminar/Earth Taught course 2014
  • Freshman Field Seminar Taught course 2014
  • The Dynamic Earth Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Geology/Earth Science, Brown University
  • B.S. Mathematics, Brown University
  • B.S. Physics, Brown University
  • Ph.D. Geology/Earth Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. Geophysics and Seismology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Full Name

  • Margaret Boettcher