Gene Aaron Ichinose

Staff Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division
Phone: +19254238489


  • Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000
  • B.S., Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, 1995

Research Interests

Earthquake and explosion source physics, seismic event discrimination and identification, seismic wave propagation, signal detection and association, forensic analysis using seismic, infrasound and hydro-acoustic data, seismic and tsunami hazard modeling, tectonics.

Selected Publications

Antolik, M., G. Ichinose, J. Creasy, and D. Clauter (2014). Seismic and infrasonic analysis of the major bolide event of February 15, 2013, Seismological Research Letters, 85(2), doi: 10.1785/0220130061.

Ichinose, G., M. Woods, J. Dwyer (2014). Mantle attenuation estimated from regional and teleseismic P-waves of deep earthquakes and surface explosions, Journal Pure and Applied Geophysics, 171:485, doi: 10.1007/s00024-01200632-z.

Ichinose, G. A., and P. Goldstein (2007). Inversion of far-regional broadband P-waves for the estimation of source parameters from shallow earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B02304, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004724.

Ichinose, G. A., P. G. Somerville, H. K. Thio, R. W. Graves, and D. O'Connell (2007). Rupture process of the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake from the combined inversion of seismic tsunami and geodetic data, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B07306, doi:10.1029/2006JB004728.

Ichinose, G. A., H. K. Thio, and P. G. Somerville (2006). Moment tensor and rupture model for the 1949 Olympia, Washington, earthquake and scaling relations for Cascadia and global intraslab earthquakes, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96(3), doi: 10.1785/0120050132, 1029-1037.

Saikia, C. K., A. Pitarka, and G. A. Ichinose (2006). Effects of Irregular Structure of the Mississippi Embayment on Ground Motion Amplification, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96(4A), doi: 10.1785/0120050113, 1448-1473.

Somerville, P., W. P. Graf, H. K. Thio, and G. Ichinose (2005). Tsunami Risk – What Insurers and reinsurers need to know, Journal of Reinsurance 12(3), 59-72.

Ammon, C. J., J. Chen, H. K. Thio, D. Robinson, S. Ni, V. Hjorleifsdottir, H. Kanamori, T. Lay, S. Das, D. Helmberger, G. Ichinose, J. Polet, D. Wald (2005). Rupture Process of the Great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, Science, 308, 1133-1139, doi: 10.1126/science.1112260.

Begin, Z. B., D. M. Steinberg, G. A. Ichinose, S. Marco (2005). A 40,000 year unchanging seismic regime in the Dead Sea rift, Geology, 33(4), 257-260, doi: 10.1130/G21115.1.

Ichinose, G. A., J. G. Anderson, K. D. Smith, and Y. Zeng (2003). Source parameters of eastern California and western Nevada earthquakes from regional moment tensor inversion, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93, 61-84, doi: 10.1785/0120020063.

Ichinose, G. A., K. Satake, J. G. Anderson, R. A. Schweickert, and M. M. Lahren (2000). The potential hazard from tsunami and seiche waves generated by large earthquakes within Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 1203-1206, doi: 10.1029/1999GL011119

Ichinose, G. A., P. Goldstein, A. J. Rodgers (2000). Relative importance of near-, intermediate-, and far-field displacement terms in layered earth synthetic seismograms, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 90, 531-536, doi: 10.1785/0119990134.

Ichinose, G. A., K. D. Smith and J. G. Anderson (1999). Seismic Analysis of the 7 January 1998 Chemical Plant Explosion at Kean Canyon, Nevada, Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am., 89(4), 938-945.

Ichinose, G. A., S. M. Day, H. Magistrale, T. Prush, F. Vernon and A. Edelman (1996). Crustal thickness variation beneath the Peninsular Ranges, southern California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 3095-3098, doi: 10.1029/96GL03020.