Last updated 16 August 2017


In review

  1. 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 USGS internal review.

  2. 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, submitted to Tectonics.

In revision


In Press

  1. 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. pdf


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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