Arthur McGarr

Earthquake Science Center
United States Geological Survey

Fields of interest:

Earthquake ground motion

State of stress in the Earth’s crust

Induced and triggered earthquakes

Laboratory rock mechanics

Intermediate and deep focus earthquakes

Earthquake source physics

Non-volcanic tremor


Recent publications:

J.B. Fletcher and A. McGarr:
Moments, magnitudes, and radiated energies of non-volcanic tremor near Cholame, CA, from ground motion spectra at UPSAR,Geophys. Res. Lett.,Vol. 38, (2011), L16314, DOI: 10.1029/2011GL048636.

A. McGarr, J.B. Fletcher, M. Boettcher, N. Beeler, and J. Boatwright:
Laboratory-based maximum slip rates in earthquake rupture zones and radiated energy,
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., Vol. 100, (2010), pp. 3250-3260, DOI: 10.1785/0120100043.

M.S. Boettcher, A. McGarr, and M. Johnston:
Extension of Gutenberg-Richer distribution to MW -1.3, no lower limit in sight,
Geophys. Res. Lett.,Vol. 36, (2009), L10307, DOI: 10.1029/2009GL038080.

A. McGarr, M. Boettcher, J.B. Fletcher, R. Sell, M.J.S. Johnston, R. Durrheim, S. Spottiswoode and A. Milev:
Broadband records of earthquakes in deep gold mines and a comparison with results from SAFOD, California,
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., Vol. 99, (2009), pp. 2815-2824, DOI: 10.1785/0120080336.

A. McGarr and J.B. Fletcher:
Near-fault peak ground velocity from earthquake and laboratory data,
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., Vol. 97, (2007), pp. 1502-1510, DOI: 10.1785/0120060268.

G.L. Choy, A. McGarr, S.H. Kirby, and J. Boatwright:
An overview of the global variability in radiated energy and apparent stress,
In:R. Abercrombie, A. McGarr, G. Di Toro, and H. Kanamori (eds.), Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, (2006), pp. 43-58.