Filippos Vallianatos

Professor, Laboratory of Geophysics & Seismology
Department of Environment & Natural Resources Engineering
Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Fields of interest:

Physics of earthquake precursors- From Rock Physics to Geodyanamics

Fractal analysis of the global seismicity and the seismicity of the broader area of Greece

Statistical seismology

Seismic hazard assessment

  • statistical mechanics in Solid Earth Sciences
  • fractals and multifractals in geophysics
  • Geophysical time series analysis


F. Vallianatos and P. Sammonds “Is plate tectonics a case of non-extensive thermodynamics?” Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 389 (21), 4989-4993, 2010,

F. Vallianatos, “A non extensive statistical physics approach to the polarity reversals of the geomagnetic field“, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 390 (10), 1773-1778, 2011

F. Vallianatos, E. Kokinou and P. Sammonds, “Non Extensive statistical physics approach to fault population distribution. A case study from the Southern Hellenic Arc (Central Crete).” Acta Geophysica. 59(4), 770-784, 2011

F. Vallianatos, D. Triantis and P. Sammonds, “Non-extensivity of the isothermal depolarization relaxation currents in uniaxial compressed rocks”, Eur. Phys. Let. (EPL), 94, 68008p1-5, 2011

F. Vallianatos and P. Sammonds, “A non-extensive statistics of the fault-population at the Valles Marineris extensional province, Mars”, Tectonophysics, 509 (1-2), 50-54, 2011

F. Vallianatos, A. Nardi, R. Carluccio and M. Chiappini, “Experimental evidence of a non-extensive statistical physics behavior of Electromagnetic Signals emitted from rocks under stress up to fracture. Preliminary results.” Acta Geophysica, 60(3), 894-909, 2012.

F. Vallianatos, P. Benson, P. Meredith and P. Sammonds “Experimental evidence of a non-extensive statistical physics behavior of fracture in triaxially deformed Etna basalt using acoustic emissions”, Eur. Phys. Let. (EPL), 97, 58002, 2012

F. Vallianatos, G. Michas, G. Papadakis and P. Sammonds “ A non extensive statistical physics view to the spatiotemporal properties of the June 1995, Aigion earthquake (M6.2) aftershock sequence (West Corinth rift, Greece)”, Acta Geophysica,  60(3), 758-768, 2012

M. Moisidi, F Vallianatos, P Soupiosand S Kershaw, “Spatial spectral variations of microtremors and electrical resistivity tomography surveys for fault determination in southwestern Crete, Greece”, J. Geophys. Eng. 9 , 261–270, 2012 [ in the highlights of the journal for the 2012]

F. Vallianatos and D. Triantis “Is pressure stimulated current relaxation in amphibolite a case of non-extensivity?” Eur. Phys. Let., (EPL)99 18006 , 2012

F. Vallianatos , “On the statistical physics of rockfalls: A non-extensive view”,Eur. Phys. Let., (EPL) 101  10007,  2013

 F. Vallianatos, G. Michas, G. Papadakis and A. Tzanis “Evidence of non-extensivity in the seismicity observed during the 2011-2012 unrest at the Santorini volcanic complex, Greece” Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci.,13,177-185, 2013

G. Hloupis and F. Vallianatos, “Wavelet-Based Rapid Estimation of Earthquake Magnitude Oriented to Early Warning” IEEE Geosciences & Remote Sensing letters, 1, 43-48, 2013

F. Vallianatos and P. Sammonds, “Evidence of non-extensive statistical physics of the lithospheric instability  approaching the 2004 Sumatran-Andaman and 2011 Honshu  mega-earthquakes” Tectonophysics, 590 , 52-58, 2013

M Moisidi, F Vallianatos, P Soupios , S Kershaw , D Rust and S Piscitelli, “Modeling tectonic features of the Kissamos and Paleohora areas, Western Crete (Greece): combining geological and geophysical surveys” J. Geophys. Eng., 10 (2), 025015, 2013

F. Vallianatos, On the non-extensivity in Mars geological faults, Eur. Phys. Let., (EPL), 102 (2), 28006, 2013.

G. Papadakis, F. Vallianatos, P. Sammonds, “ Evidence of Nonextensive Statistical Physics behavior of the Hellenic Subduction Zone seismicity”Tectonophysics, 608, 1037 -1048,  2013

F. Vallianatos, G. Michas, P. Benson, P. Sammonds, “Natural time analysis of critical phenomena: The case of acoustic emissions in triaxially deformed Etna basalt”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 392, 20, 5172–5178, 2013

F. Vallianatos, V. Karakostas, E. Papadimitriou , A Non-Extensive Statistical Physics View in the Spatiotemporal Properties of the 2003 (Mw6.2) Lefkada, Ionian Island Greece, Aftershock Sequence, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 10.1007/s00024-013-0706-6, 2013

F. Vallianatos and D. Triantis, A non-extensive view of the Pressure Stimulated Current relaxation during repeated abrupt uniaxial load-unload in rock samples, EPL (Europhysics Letters), 104  6 68002,  2013

G. Michas, F. Vallianatos, and P. Sammonds, Non-extensivity and long-range correlations in the earthquake activity at the West Corinth rift (Greece) Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 713-724, 2013

C. G Antonopoulos, G. Michas, F. Vallianatos and T. Bountis, Evidence of q-exponential statistics in Greek seismicity, Physica A, 2014

G. Michas, P. Sammonds, F. Vallianatos, Dynamic Multifractality in Earthquake Time Series: Insights from the Corinth Rift, Greece,  Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2014

G. Papadakis, F. Vallianatos, P. Sammonds, A Nonextensive Statistical Physics Analysis of the 1995 Kobe, Japan Earthquake, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2014

F. Vallianatos, G. Michas, G. Papadakis, Non-extensive and natural time analysis of seismicity before the Mw6.4, October 12, 2013 earthquake in the South West segment of the Hellenic Arc, PHYSICA A (Available online 19 July 2014)

A. Cartwright-Taylor, F. Vallianatos, P. Sammonds, Superstatistical view of stress-induced electric current fluctuations in rocks, PHYSICA A , 2014

K. Leptokaropoulos, E. Papadimitriou, B. Orlecka-Sikora, V. Karakostas and F. Vallianatos, Time dependent earthquake occurrence rates along the Hellenic Arc, Bulletin Seismological Society of America,  accepted July 2014,

Vallianatos, F., Baziotis, I.P., Udry, A., Taylor, L.A., Application of non-extensive statistical physics on Martian nakhlites: A first-order approach on the crystal size distribution of pyroxene using Tsallis entropy, EPL 108 (5), 58002, 2014

Moisidi, M., Vallianatos, F., Kershaw, S., Collins, P., Seismic site characterization of the Kastelli (Kissamos) Basin in northwest Crete (Greece): assessments using ambient noise recordings , Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering , 13 (3),  725-753, 2015