Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos

Assistant Professor, CERI

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Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos


2011: Ph.D., University of Bologna, Italy, Geophysics.

2007: M.S., "Summa Cum Laude" University of Milan, Italy, Geology (Emphasis in Geophysics).

Research Interests

Rupture Dynamics, Subduction Zones, Space Geodesy

Recent Papers

Wu, B., Kyriakopoulos, C., Oglesby, D. D., & Ryan, K. J. (2023). Variation of proportionality between stress drop and slip, with implications for megathrust earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 50, e2022GL100568.

Tarnowski, J.M., Kyriakopoulos, C., Oglesby, D.D., Cooke, M.L., and Stern, A., 2022, The effects of pre-stress assumptions on dynamic rupture with complex fault geometry in the San Gorgonio Pass,California, region: Geosphere, v. 18, no. X, p. 1–16,

Kyriakopoulos, C., Wu, B., & Oglesby, D. D. (2021). Asymmetric topography causes normal stress perturbations at the rupture front: The case of the Cajon Pass. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL095397. 
Baoning Wu, Douilly R, Ford HA, Funning GJ, Lee HY, Niyogi S, Mendoza M, Kyriakopoulos C, Oglesby D; Monitoring Human Activity at a Very Local Scale with Ground-Motion Records: The Early Stage of COVID-19 Pandemic in California, U.S.A., New York City, U.S.A., and Mexicali, Mexico. Seismological Research Letters 2021; 92 (5): 3007–3023. doi: 
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Lockner, D. A., Moore, D. E., Ponce, D. A., Graymer, R. W., Kyriakopoulos C., Eberhart-Phillips D. (2021). A geology and geodesy-based model of dynamic earthquake rupture on the Rodgers Creek-Hayward-Calaveras fault system, California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB020577. 
Kyriakopoulos C, Barth NC, Koelemeijer P, Winterbourne J and Toussaint R (2021) 3D Printing in Geology and Geophysics: A New World of Opportunities in Research, Outreach, and Education. Front. Earth Sci. 9:734291. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.734291 

Cortez, J. T., Oglesby, D. D., Kyriakopoulos, C., Wu, B., Chaudhuri, K., Ghosh, A., & Douilly, R. (2021). On the rupture propagation of the 2019 M6.4 Searles Valley, California, earthquake, and the lack of immediate triggering of the M7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL090659.

Kyriakopoulos, C., (2019), 3D Printing: A Remedy to Common Misconceptions about Earthquakes. Seismological Research Letters doi:

Kyriakopoulos, C., Oglesby, D. D., Rockwell, T. K., Meltzner, A. J., Barall, M., Fletcher, J. M., & Tulanowski, D. ( 2019). Dynamic rupture scenarios in the Brawley Seismic Zone, Salton Trough, southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124. .

Kyriakopoulos, C., Oglesby, D. D., Funning, G. J., & Ryan, K. J. (2017). Dynamic rupture modeling of the M7.2 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake: Comparison with a geodetic model. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122,

Hobbs, T. E., C. Kyriakopoulos, A. V. Newman, M. Protti, and 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

Kyriakopoulos C. and A.V Newman et al., (2016). Structural Asperity focusing locking and earthquake slip along the Nicoya megathrust, Costa Rica. J.Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, 5461–5476, doi:10.1002/2016JB012886

Please visit Dr. Kyriakopoulos's website for full list of publications.