Francesca C.  Ghisetti 


Ruby Bay, New Zealand


Publications on New Zealand Seismotectonics and the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence 


Ghisetti F.C. & Sibson R.H.(2006) - Accommodation of compressional inversion in north-western South Island, New Zealand: Old faults versus new? Journal of Structural Geology , 28, 1994-2010.

Ghisetti F., Gorman A. & Sibson R. (2007) - Surface break-through of a basement fault by repeated seismic slip episodes: the Ostler Fault, South Island, New Zealand. Tectonics , 26, TC6004, doi: 10.1029/2007TC002146.

Sibson, R.H. & Ghisetti F. (2010) - Characterising the seismic potential of compressional inversion structures, NW South Island.Earthquake Commission Research Paper # 3760.

Ghisetti F. (2010) - Active faulting during positive and negative inversion: Examples from New Zealand and Italy. G-COE Symposium, "Dynamic Earth and Heterogeneous Structure, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, July 2010.

Campbell F.M., Kaiser A., Horstmeyer H., Green A., Ghisetti F., Gorman A. R., Finnemore M. & Nobes D.C. (2010) - Processing and preliminary interpretation of noisy high-resolution seismic reflection/refraction data across the active Ostler Fault zone, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 70, 332-342.

Green A.G., Campbell F.M., Kaiser A.E., Dorn C., Carpentier S., Doetsch J.A., Horstmeyer H., Nobes D., Campbell J., Finnemore M., Jongens R., Ghisetti F., Gorman A. R., Langridge R.M. & McClymont A.F. (2010) - Seismic reflection images of active faults on New Zealand's South Island. 4th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Chengdu, China, June 2010.

Campbell F.M., Ghisetti F., Kaiser A.E., Green A.G., Horstmeyer H. G, & Gorman A. R. (2010) - Structure and evolution of the seismically active Ostler Fault Zone (New Zealand) based on interpretations of multiple high resolution seismic reflection profiles. Tectonophysics,495,195-212.

Ghisetti F.& Sibson, R.H. (2010) - The 2010 Mw7.1 Darfield earthquake rupture and regional stress in the northern South Island. Geosciences Conference, Auckland, November 2010.

Sibson R., Ghisetti F. & Ristau, J. (2011) - "Stress control of an evolving strike-slip fault system during the 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquake sequence. Seismological Research Letters,82 824-832.

Ghisetti F. & Sibson, R. (2011) - "Compressional reactivation of E-W basement faults in the region of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence: Questions of inheritance. New Zealand Geoscience 2011, Nelson Conference, Nov 27-Dec. 1, 2011.

Sibson R.H., Ghisetti F.C. & Crookbain, R.A. (2012) - Andersonian wrench faulting in a regional stress field during the 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquake sequence. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 367, 7-18.

Ghisetti F. & Sibson, R. (2012) - Compressional reactivation of E-W inherited normal faults in the area of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence". New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55 (3), 177-184.

Ghisetti F., Barnes P.M. & Sibson, R. (2014) - Deformation of the Top Basement Unconformity west of the Alpine Fault (South Island, New Zealand): seismotectonic implications. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2013.876433.

Horiuchi S., Okada T., Iio Y, Sibson R.. & 17 others (including Ghisetti F.) (2014) - Three-dimensional seismic velocity structure beneath northern part of South Island, New Zealand from dense seismic observation. Poster presented at Symposium: Geofluid 3 - Nature and Dynamics of Fluids in Subduction Zones, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Japan, Feb. 28-March 3, 2014.

Lee R.L., Bradley B.A., Ghisetti F.C., Pettinga J.R., Hughes M.W. & Thomson E.M. (2015) -A geology-based 3D seismic velocity model of Canterbury, New Zealand 2015 NZSEE Conference Paper O-63, pp.570-577.

Barnes P.M., Ghisetti F.C., & Gorman A.R. (2016) - New insights into the tectonic inversion of North Canterbury and the regional structural context of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, New Zealand. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006069.

Barnes P.M. & Ghisetti F.C., (2016) -Structure, late Quaternary slip rate and earthquake potential of marine reverse faults along the North Westland deformation front, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, Special Issue in memory of J. Beavan, 59 (1),157-175. DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2015.1112816.

Ghisetti F., Sibson R.H. & Hamling I. (2016) - Deformed Neogene basins, active faulting and topography in Westland: Distributed crustal mobility west of the Alpine Fault transpressive plate boundary (South Island, New Zealand. Tectonophysics , DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.03.024 693, 340-362 (Special issue on Tectonics of oblique plate boundary systems).

Lee R.L., Bradley B.A., Ghisetti F.C. & Thomson E.M. (2017) - Development of a 3D velocity model of the Canterbury, New Zealand, region for broadband ground-motion simulation. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America ,107 (5), 2131-2150, DOI:10.1785/0120160236.

Ghisetti F.C., Johnston M.R., Wopereis P & Sibson R.H.(2018) - Structural and morpho-tectonic evidence of Quaternary faulting within the Moutere Depression, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 61, 461-479, DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2018.1502673

Sibson R.H., Ghisetti F.C. (2018) - Factors affecting the assessment of earthquake hazard from compressional inversion structure. Bulletin Seismological Society of America, 108, 1819-1836, DOI: 10.1785/0120170375.

Okada T., Iio Y., Matsumoto S., Bannister S., Ohmi S., Horiuchi S., Sato T., Miura T., Pettinga J., Ghisetti F. & Sibson R.H.(2019) - Comparative tomography of reverse-slip and strike-slip seismotectonic provinces in the northern South Island, New Zealand. Tectonophysics, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2019.03.016

Ghisetti F., Johnston M.R. & Wopereis P. (2019) - Structural evolution of the active Waimea-Flaxmore Fault System in the Nelson-Richmond urban area, South Island, New Zealand New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics

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