Peer-reviewed Journal and Conference Papers


   Total Citations: 461; average citations per paper: ~20; H-index: 11 (Publication status from Google Scholar)
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  • (27)  Mattia, V. Bruno, K. Chao, P. Montalto, and S. van der Lee (2020), Observations of Triggered Tremor in Northern Sicily, Italy, Geophy. J. Int., to be submitted.
  • (26)  *Tang, V., K. Chao, and S. van der Lee (2020), Detecting Dynamically Triggered Seismic Events in the United States during USArray, J. Geophys. Res., in revision. [*Student advised]
  • (25)  Tang, V., B. Rösler, J. Nelson, J. Thompson, S. van der Lee, K. Chao, and M. Paulsen (2020), Citizen Scientists Help Detect and Classify Dynamically Triggered Seismic Activity in Alaska, Front. Earth Sci., doi:10.3389/feart.2020.00321. [PDF]
  • (24) *Tang, V., P. Seetharaman, K. Chao, B. A. Bryan, and S. van der Lee (2020), Automating the Detection of Dynamically Triggered Earthquakes via a Deep Metric Learning Algorithm, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91(2A), 901-912, doi:10.1785/0220190165[*Student advised] [Media News]
  • (23)  Chao, K., Z. Peng, W. B. Frank, G. A., Prieto, and K. Obara (2019), Isolated Triggered Tremor Spots in South America and Implications for Global Tremor Activity, Seismol. Res. Lett., doi:10.1785/0220190009. [suppl.]
  • (21)  Kumar A., K. Chao, R. Hammack, W. Harbert, W. Ampomah, R. Balch, and L. Garcia (2018), Surface-seismic monitoring of an active CO2-EOR operation in the Texas Panhandle using broadband seismometers, Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), 3027-3031, doi:10.1190/segam2018-2997451.1[*Peer-reviewed Conference Paper]
  • (20)  Kano, M., N. Aso, T. Matsuzawa, S. Ide, S. Annoura, R. Aria, S. Baba, M. Bostock, K. Chao, K. Heki, S. Itaba, Y. Ito, N. Kamaya, T. Maeda, J. Maury, M. Nakamura, T. Nishimura, K. Obana, K. Ohta, N. Poiata, B. Rousset, H. Sugioka, R. Takagi, T. Takahashi, A. Takeo, Y. Tu, N. Uchida, Y. Yamashita, and K. Obara (2018), Development of a Slow Earthquake Database, Seismol. Res. Lett., 89(4), 1566-1575, doi:10.1785/0220180021. [website]
  • (19)  Peng, Z., B. Fry, K. Chao, D. Yao, X. Meng, and A. Jolly (2018), Remote Triggering of Microearthquakes and Tremor in New Zealand Following the 2016 M 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 108(3B), 1784-1793, doi:10.1785/0120170327. [BSSA special issue on the "2016 Kaikōura Earthquake"]


  • (17) Aguiar, A., K. Chao, and G. Beroza (2017), Tectonic Tremor and LFEs on a Reverse Fault in Taiwan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6683-6691, doi:10.1002/2016GL072148. [PDF] [Suppl.]


  • (16) Chao, K., G. A. Prieto, and J. Du (2016), Source Parameters of Repeating Microseismic Events During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, Annual Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Dubai, UAE, 26-28, Sept. (abstract acceptance rate: ~20%), doi:10.2118/181654-MS. [PDF] [*Peer-reviewed Conference Paper]


  • (15) Aiken, C., K. Chao, H. Gonzalez-Huizar, R. Douilly, Z. Peng, A. Deschamps, E. Calais, J. S. Haase (2016), Exploration of Remote Triggering: A Survey of Multiple Fault Structures in Haiti, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 455, 14-24, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.023. [PDF] [Suppl.] 


  • (14) Chao, K. and K. Obara (2016), Triggered Tectonic Tremor in Various Types of Fault Systems of Japan Following the 2012 Mw8.6 Sumatra Earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 121(1), 170-187, doi:10.1002/2015JB012566. [PDF]



  • (13) Delorey, A., K. Chao, K. Obara, and P. A. Johnson (2015), Cascading elastic perturbation in Japan due to the 2012 Mw M8.6 Indian Ocean Earthquake, Science Advances, 1, e1500468, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500468. [PDF] [Suppl.] [MIT News]


  • (12) Sun, W.-F., Z. Peng, C.-H. Lin, K. Chao (2015), Detecting Deep Tectonic Tremor in Taiwan with a Dense Array, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 105(3), 1349-1358, doi:10.1785/0120140258. [PDF] [Suppl.]



  • (11) Han, J., J. E., Vidale, H. Houston, K. Chao, and K. Obara (2014), Triggering of tremor and inferred slow slip by small earthquakes at the Nankai subduction zone in Southwest Japan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061898. [PDF] [Suppl.]



  • (10) Chao, K., Z. Peng, H. Gonzalez-Huizar, C. Aiken, B. Enescu, H. Kao, A. A. Velasco, K. Obara, and T. Matsuzawa (2013), Global search of triggered tremor following the 2011 Mw9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Special Issue, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103(2b), 1551-1571, doi:10.1785/0120120171. [PDF] [Suppl.] [BSSA special on the "2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami"]


  • (9) Tang C.-C., Z. Peng, C.-H. Lin, K. Chao, C.-H. Chen (2013), Statistical properties of low-frequency earthquakes triggered by large earthquakes in Southern Taiwan, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 373,1-7, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.039. [PDF]


  • (8) Aiken, C., Z. Peng, and K. Chao, (2013), Tectonic tremors along the Queen Charlotte Margin triggered by large teleseismic earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 829-834, doi:10.1002/grl.50220. [PDF] [Suppl.]


  • (7) Peng, Z., H. Gonzalez-Huizar, K. Chao, C. Aiken, B. Moreno, G. Armstrong (2013), Tectonic tremor beneath Cuba triggered by the Mw8.8 Maule and Mw9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquakes, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103(1), 595-600, doi:10.1785/0120120253. [PDF] [Suppl.]



  • (6) Chao, K., Z. Peng, A. Fabian, and L. Ojha (2012), Comparisons of triggered tremor in California, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 102(2), 900-908, doi:10.1785/0120110151. [PDF] [Suppl.]




  • (4) Fry, B., K. Chao, S. Bannister, Z. Peng, and L. Wallace (2011), Deep tremor in New Zealand triggered by the 2010 Mw8.8 Chile earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L15306, doi:10.1029/2011GL048319. [PDF] [Suppl., Table-S1]



  • (3) Tang, C.-C., Z. Peng, K. Chao, C.-H. Chen, and C.-H. Lin (2010), Detecting low-frequency earthquakes within non-volcanic tremor in southern Taiwan triggered by the 2005 Mw8.6 Nias earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L16307, doi:10.1029/2010GL043918. [PDF] [Suppl.]



  • (2) Chao, K. and Z. Peng (2009), Temporal changes of shear wave velocity and anisotropy in the shallow crust induced by the 10/22/1999 M6.4 Chia-Yi, Taiwan, earthquake, Geophys. J. Int., 179(3), 1800-1816, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04384.x. [PDF]



  • (1) Peng, Z., and K. Chao (2008), Non-volcanic tremor beneath the Central Range in Taiwan triggered by the 2001 Mw7.8 Kunlun earthquake, Geophy. J. Int., 175(2), 825-829, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03886.x. [PDF] [Suppl.]


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