Last updated 29 May 2018


In review

  1. Styron, R., The impact of earthquake cycle variability on neotectonic slip rate estimates, submitted to Solid Earth doi: 10.5194/se-2018-40. pdf

In revision

  1. Styron, R., Garcia, J., and Pagani, M., CCAF-DB: The Caribbean and Central American Active Fault Database, submitted to Geosphere.

  2. Styron, R. and Sherrod, B, Improving paleoseismic magnitude estimates with rupture length information: application to the Puget Lowland, WA USA, to be submitted to Seismological Research Letters, in revision following USGS internal review.


  1. Sundell, K., Saylor, J., Lapen, T., Styron, R., Villareal, D., Usnayo, P., and Cárdenas, J., Peruvian Altiplano stratigraphy highlights along-strike variability in foreland basin evolution of the Cenozoic central Andes, Tectonics. in press, doi: 10.1029/2017TC004775. pdf

  2. Staisch, L., Blakely, R., Kelsey, H., Styron, R., and Sherrod, B., 2018, Miocene to present-day deformation rates in central Washington, USA, Revealed by stream profiles, potential-field geophysics, and structural geology of the Yakima folds, Tectonics, in press, doi: 10.1029/2017TC004916. pdf

  3. Staisch, L., Kelsey, K., Sherrod, B., Möller, A., Paces, J., and Styron, R., Miocene-Pleistocene deformation of the Saddle Mountains: implications for seismic hazard in central Washington, USA. Geological Society of America Bulletin, in press, doi: 10.1130/B31783.1. pdf

  4. Evans, S. L., Styron, R. H., Soest, M. C., Hodges, K. V., and Hanson, A. D. 2015, Zircon and apatite (U-Th)/He evidence for Paleogene and Neogene extension in the Southern Snake Range, Nevada, USA. Tectonics, vol. 34, no. 10, 2142-2164. doi: 10.1002/2015TC003913. pdf

  5. Styron, R. and Hetland, E., 2015, The weight of the mountains: Constraints on tectonic stress, friction, and fluid pressure in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake from estimates of topographic loading, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 120, no. 4, 2697-2716. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011338. pdf

  6. Styron, R., Taylor, M., and Sundell, K., 2015, Accelerated extension of the Tibetan plateau linked to the northward underthrusting of Indian crust, Nature Geoscience, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 131-134. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2336. pdf

  7. Styron, R. and Hetland, E., 2014, Estimated likelihood of observing a large earthquake on a continental low‐angle normal fault and implications for low‐angle normal fault activity, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 41, no. 7, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059335. pdf

  8. McCallister, A., Taylor, M., Murphy, M., Styron, R., Stockli, D., 2014, Thermochronologic constraints on the late Cenozoic exhumation history of the Gurla Mandhata metamorphic core complex, Southwestern Tibet, Tectonics, vol. 33, p. 27-52, doi: 10.1002/2013TC003302. pdf

  9. Sundell, K., Taylor, M., Styron, R., Stockli, D., Kapp, P., Hager, C., Liu, D., Ding, L., 2013, Evidence for constriction and Pliocene acceleration of east-west extension in the North Lunggar rift region of west-central Tibet, Tectonics, vol. 32, no. 5, p. 1454-1479, doi: 10.1002/tect.20086. pdf

  10. Styron, R., Taylor, M., Sundell, K., Stockli, D., Oalmann, J., Möller, A., McCallister, A., Liu, D., Ding, L., 2013, Miocene initiation and acceleration of extension in the the South Lunggar rift, western Tibet: Rates, timing and magnitude of deformation of an active detachment system, Tectonics, vol. 32, no. 4, p. 880-907, doi: 10.1002/tect.20053. pdf

  11. Veloza, G., Styron, R., Taylor, M., Mora, A., 2012, Active Tectonics of the Andes: An open-source archive for active faults in northwestern South America, GSA Today, vol. 22, no. 10, p. 4-10, doi: 10.1130/GSAT-G156A.1. pdf

  12. Styron, R., Taylor, M., Murphy, M., 2011, Oblique convergence, arc-parallel extension, and strike-slip faulting in the High Himalaya, Geosphere, vol. 7, no. 2, 587-596, doi: 10.1130/GES00606.1. pdf

  13. Styron, R.,Taylor, M., and Okoronkwo, K., 2010, HimaTibetMap-1.0: new ‘web-2.0’ online database of active structures from the Indo-Asian collision, Eos, vol. 91 no. 20. doi: 10.1029/2010EO200001. pdf

The spin cycle

These are the white papers and the ink-stained papers that are not in the categories above but are still worth a read

  1. Styron, R. Topographic modulation of fault kinematics in the Himalaya and Tibet, Looking for love in all the wrong places. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/8Z9HA. pdf