Gerry Simila, Ph.D.

Professor of Seismology
CaliforniaStateUniversity, Northridge

          Department of Geological Sciences
          California State University, Northridge
          18111 Nordhoff Street
          Northridge, CA 91330-8266

          Office: Eucalyptus Hall, Room 2302
          Office Hours (Fall 2007):  TTh 1200-1300, 1530-1600
          Phone:  (818) 677-3543
          Fax:  (818) 677-2820

Applied Geophysics
Geology of Planet Earth
Environmental Geology
Geology for K-12 Teachers

Seismology and Plate Tectonics in California, Washington, and Costa Rica

2004  Gallardo, V., M. Begnaud, M., K. McNally and G. Simila, Analysis of the
           December 1998 Santa Cruz Mountains earthquake sequence, Bull. of Seismol.
 v. 94, pp 1890-1901.
2004   Lutter, W., G. Fuis, R.W. Clayton, P.M. Davis, T. Ryberg, W.J. Lutter, D.A.
            Okaya, E. Hauksson, C. Prodehl, J.M. Murphy, M.L. Benthien, S.A. Baher, M.D.
            Kohler, K.  Thygesen,  G. Simila, G.R. Keller, and V. Langenheim, Seismic
            imaging of basins and faults from the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment
           (LARSE II), Bull. of Seismol. Soc., v. 94, p. 619-632.
2003 Fuis, G., T. Burdette, E. Criley, J. Murphy, J. Perron, A. Yong, M. Benthien, S.
            Baher, R. Clayton, P. Davis, N. Godfrey, T. Henyey, M. Kohler, J. McRaney, D.
            Okaya, G. Simila, Fault Systems of the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge
           earthquakes, southern             California: Relocated aftershocks and seismic images from
           LARSE II, Geology, v. 31, no. 2, p. 171-174.\
2003 Simila, G. and Gekelman, W., The Los Angeles physics teachers alliance group
           (LAPTAG) high school seismograph project, Seismological Res. Letrs, v. 74, p.
1997 Simila, G., Adams, H., and Roquemore, G., Seismicity of the San Andreas fault
           zone:White Water Canyon to Bombay Bay, in Baldwin, J. ed., South Coast
           Geological Society, field trip guidebook, pp 167-68.
1996 McNally, K., Simila, G. and Brown, J., Mainshock and very early aftershock
          activity, in The Loma Prieta, California earthquake of October 17, 1989 - Mainshock
          Characteristics, P. Spudich ed., U.S. Geol.Surv. Prof. Paper 1550-A, p. 147-170.
1996  Protti, M., McNally, K., Pacheco, J., Gonzalez, V., Montero, C., Segura, J.,
          Malavassi, E., Guendel, F., Simila, G., et al., Aftershock study of the March 30, 1990
Nicoya (M=7.0) earthquake in Costa Rica,  J. of Geophys. Res., v. 100, pp 20345-358.
          1994 Roquemore, G., and Simila, G., Aftershocks from the 28 June Landers earthquake:
          Northern Mojave desert to the Coso volcanic field, Bull. Seism. Soc., v. 84, pp 854-
1993 Simila, G., Reiber, D.  and Adams, H. , Seismological aspects of the Santa
         Monica  Mountains, in Paleogeography of the Santa Monica Mtns., in eds. P.
         Weigand and E. Fritsche, Geology of the Santa Monica Mountains,  SEPM,
         Guidebook, p. 143‑147.
1990 Simila, G., McNally, K., Nava, E., and others, 1990, Early aftershocks of the 18
         October 1989 earthquake along the Santa Cruz Mountains segment of the San
         Andreas fault, Geophys. Res. Letters, v. 17, p. 1785-88.

I.  Masters Theses in Progress
         Eli LaFromboise – Seismicity of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.
         Joe Greene – Microseismicity of the Santa Monica Mountains Region.
         Joel Wedberg – Aftershock Study of the 2004 Parkfield Earthquake.

II. Masters Theses
2003 C. Howlyn, member,  Determining the Depositional Age of Peat: Implications for
          Dating Paleoearthquakes at Burro Flats, Banning, CA.
1999, A. Fayez, advisor, Aftershock Study of 1995 Gulf of Aqaba (M=7.5) earthquake.         
1996 Terry Jones, advisor, Seismotectonics of the San Fernado Valley to Ventura Basin,
          Transverse Ranges.
1995 James Shirley, advisor, Gravitational Forces an Extended Body Response.
1995 James Smith, advisor, Earth's Orbiting System: Environmental Impact Study for
          Vandenberg AFB, CA.
1992 P. Eliades, advisor, Seismicity of the Brea Oil Field, Whittier California
1991 C. Wang, advisor, Microseismicity of the San Andreas Fault Frazier Park - Ft.
1990 P. Armand, advisor, Layered Crustal Velocity Model and Station Correction
         Analysis for the Los Angeles Basin
1988 David Yi, advisor, Aftershock Study of the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake

III.  Senior Theses/Capstone Papers
2004 John Donich - Modeling of GPS Displacements from the December 22, 2003 San
             Simeon and September 28, 2004 Parkfield Earthquakes.