ECI Staff Publications

  • Gath, E.M., T. Gonzalez, T. Rockwell, 2016, Tectonic geomorphic and paleoseismic investigation of the Gatún fault in central Panamá; in Proceedings of the 7th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA), 31 May – 4 June, 2016, Crestone, Colorado USA, p. 88-91.

  • Gath, E.M., 2015, Mitigating Surface Faulting: Developing an Earthquake Fault Zoning Act for the New Millennium; in Lund, William R. (ed.), Proceedings Volume, Basin and Range Province, Seismic Hazards Summit III, Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 15-5 (DVD), Technical Session 6, Salt Lake City, Utah, 8p.
  • Gath, E.M. and T. Gonzalez, C. Madugo, W. Montero, 2015, Paleoseismology of the North Panamá Deformed Belt from Uplifted Coral Platforms at Moín and Limón, Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica; in Blumetti, A.M. et al. (eds), Abstracts Volume, 6th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archaeoseismology, 19-24 April 2015, Pescina, Fucino Basin, Italy, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Miscellana INGV 2015-27, p. 181-184. 
  • Gath, Eldon and Tim Buresh, 2014, Critique of the MTA Century City Area Fault Investigation: How did Things go so Wrong in the Fault Analysis of the Century City – Beverly Hills Area?; manuscript prepared for arbitration hearing, 70p. [Web published at http://bhcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CRITIQUE-OF-THE-MTA.pdf or summarized at http://bhcourier.com/gath-buresh-report-disputes-mta-findings-on-fault/ and on video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuF2AVvUFRlTJ92oa6JKMkQ]
  • Bennett, R.A., J.C. Spinler, K. Compton, T.K. Rockwell, E. Gath, 2014, GPS constraints on active crustal deformation in central Panamá; Seismological Research Letters, v. 85, n. 2, p. 278-283.
  • Gath, Eldon, Tania Gonzalez, Joe Roe, Philip Buchiarelli, Miles Kenney, 2013, The West Beverly Hills Lineament and Beverly Hills High School: An Unexpected Journey; in Seismic Hazard, Critical Facilities, and Slow Active Faults, Proceedings of 4th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA), Aachen, Germany, p. 77-81.
  • Verdugo, D., T. Gonzalez, and E. Gath, 2011, Seismotectonics of Japan’s subduction zones; Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, AEG NEWS, v. 54, n. 2, p. 20-22.
  • Gath, E.M. and T. Gonzalez, 2011, Three-dimensional investigation of the AD 1621 Pedro Miguel fault rupture for design of the Panama Canal’s Borinquen Dam; in Proceedings 2nd INQUA-IGCP-567 International Workshop on Active Tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Archaeology and Engineering, Corinth, Greece, 4p.
  • Gath, E., T. Gonzalez, and T. Rockwell, 2011, Quantification of Coseismic Fault Rupture Through the Panamá Canal Expansion Project’s Borinquén Dam; in Pina, C., E. Portela, J.P. Gomes, (eds), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Dam Engineers; Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon, Portugal, p. 485-498, ISBN: 978-981-08-7896-2.
  • Rockwell, T., E. Gath, T. Gonzalez, C. Madden, D. Verdugo, C. Lippencott, T. Dawson, L.A. Owen, M. Fuchs, A. Cadena, P. Williams, E. Weldon, and P. Franceschi, 2010, Neotectonics and paleoseismology of the Limón and Pedro Miguel faults in Panamá: Earthquake Hazard to the Panama Canal; Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 100, No. 6, pp. 3097-3129, doi: 10.1785/0120090342. [Received the 2012 Claire P. Holdredge Award from the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists for a publication that is judged to be an outstanding contribution to the Engineering Geology profession. http://www.aegweb.org/about-aeg/awards/holdredge-award http://www.aegweb.org/about-aeg/awards/holdredge-award]
  • Gath, E., 2010, The San Gabriel Fault: A Summary of its Structural History and Neotectonics; in Saint, P, M. Herzberg, and B. Zaprianoff (eds), Geology and Hydrology in the San Gabriel Mountains; South Coast Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, n. 36, p. 157-168.
  • Rockwell, T.K., R.A. Bennett, E. Gath, P. Franceschi, 2010, Unhinging an Indenter: A New Tectonic Model for the Internal Deformation of Panama; Tectonics, v. 29, n. 4, TC4027, doi:10.1029/2009TC002571.
  • Gath, E.M. and T.K. Rockwell, 2009, Coseismic offset of the Camino de Cruces confirms the Pedro Miguel fault as the cause of the AD 1621 Panama Viejo earthquake: in Pérez-Lopez, R., C. Grützner, J. Lario, K. Reicherter, & P.G. Silva (eds), Archeoseismology and Palaeoseismology in the Alpine-Himalayan Collisional Zone: 1st INQUA-IGCP-567 International Workshop on Earthquake Archaeology and Palaeoseismology, Baelo Claudia (Cádiz), Spain, Abstracts Volume, p. 32-35.
  • Andreas Plesch, John H. Shaw, Christine Benson, William A. Bryant, Sara Carena, Michele Cooke, James Dolan, Gary Fuis, Eldon Gath, Lisa Grant, Egill Hauksson, Thomas Jordan, Marc Kamerling, Mark Legg, Scott Lindvall, Harold Magistrale, Craig Nicholson, Nathan Niemi, Michael Oskin, Sue Perry, George Planansky, Thomas Rockwell, Peter Shearer, Christopher Sorlien, M. Peter Süss, John Suppe, Jerry Treiman, and Robert Yeats, 2007, Community Fault Model (CFM) for Southern California; Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 97, p. 1793–1802.
  • Bilodeau, W.L., S.W. Bilodeau, E.M. Gath, M. Oborne, R.J. and Proctor, 2007, Geology of Los Angeles, California, United States of America; Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. XIII, n. 2, p. 99-160. http://www.aegweb.org/docs/publications/la.pdf?sfvrsn=2 [Received the 2010 E.B. Burwell Award from the Geological Society of America for a published paper of distinction that advances knowledge concerning principles or practice of engineering geology. http://www.geosociety.org/awards/10speeches/burwell.pdf]
  • Grant, L.B., E.M. Gath, L.A. Owen, E.E. Runnerstrom, 2006, Active deformation and earthquake potential of the southern Los Angeles Basin, Orange County, California, in Bonsangue, J. and R. Lemmer (eds), Geology of the Orange County Region, Southern California; South Coast Geological Society, Annual Field Trip Guidebook No. 33, p. 101-134.
  • Yeats, R.S. and E.M. Gath, 2005, Paleoseismology of surface ruptures: research tool or standard of practice?; Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, AEG NEWS, March, 2005, p. 21-23.
  • Yeats, R.S. and E.M. Gath, 2004, The role of geology in seismic hazard mitigation; in Bozorgnia, Y. and V.V. Bertero (eds), Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-Based Engineering, CRC Press, p. 3.1-3.23.
  • Gath, E., 2004, The Gap Ahead: The Pending Conflict Between “Engineering Geology” and “Environmental Geology” and What It Means for AEG; in Tepel, R.E. (ed), Symposium Proceedings (CD), Visioning the Future of Engineering Geology, Association of Engineering Geologists Special Publication No. 19, 12 p.
  • Committee to Develop a Long-Term Research Agenda for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), 2003, Preventing earthquake disasters: The grand challenge in earthquake engineering: A research agenda for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES); National Academy of Science, National Research Council, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, 138 p.
  • Gath, E.M., E.E. Runnerstrom, and L.B. Grant, 2003, Active deformation and earthquake potential of the southern Los Angeles Basin, Orange County, California: USGS Final Technical Report NEHRP Grant 01HQGR0117, 27 p.
  • Grant, L.B., K.J. Mueller, E.M. Gath, and R. Munro, 2000, Late Quaternary uplift and earthquake potential of the San Joaquin Hills, southern Los Angeles basin, California: Comment and Reply; Geology, v.28, p. 383-384.
  • Gath, E.M., 1999, Incorporating multi-hazard awareness into land planning for future disaster reduction: lessons learned in Southern California, USA: in Karaca, M. and D.N. Ural (eds) Proceedings of the ITU-IAHS International Conference on the Kocaeli Earthquake of 17 August, 1999—a scientific assessment and recommendations for re-building, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, p. 221-228.
  • Grant, L.B., K.J. Mueller, E.M. Gath, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, R. Munro, and G.L. Kennedy, 1999, Late Quaternary uplift and earthquake potential of the San Joaquin Hills, southern Los Angeles basin, California; Geology, v.27, p. 1031-1034.
  • Healy, T., with EERI Seismic Ethics Committee—B. Lizunda, C.D. Comartin, E. Gath, J.M. Nigg, L.T. Tobin, and M. Greene, 1998, Ethical issues and earthquake risk reduction: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI Endowment Fund White Paper, 70 p.
  • Gath, E.M., 1997, Tectonic geomorphology of the eastern Los Angeles Basin; USGS Final Technical Report, NEHRP Contract No. 1434-95-G-2526, 13 p., 1 plate, 6 figures, 6 tables.
  • Dolan, J.F., K. Sieh, T.K. Rockwell, R.S. Yeats, J. Shaw, J. Suppe, G.J. Huftile, and E.M. Gath, 1995, Prospects for larger or more frequent earthquakes in the Los Angeles metropolitan region; Science, v. 267, p. 199-205.
  • Yogachandra, C., D. Bausch, E.M. Gath, and R. Hayden, 1994, Techniques of liquefaction mitigation; Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, “Earthquake Basics” series, 7 p., 20 35 mm slides.
  • Gath, E.M., T. Gonzalez, P.L. Drumm, and P. Buchiarelli, 1994, A paleoseismic investigation at the northern terminus of the Whittier fault zone, in the Whittier Narrows area, Rosemead, California; Technical Report to the Southern California Earthquake Center, 37 p., numerous plates.
  • Bray, J.D., A. Ashmawy, G. Mukhopadhyay, and E.M. Gath, 1993, Use of geosynthetics to mitigate earthquake fault rupture propagation through compacted fill; in Geosynthetics ’93 Conference Proceedings, Industrial Fabrics Association International, St. Paul, MN, v.1, p. 379-392.
  • Gath, E.M., T. Gonzalez, and T.K. Rockwell, 1992, Evaluation of the late Quaternary rate of slip, Whittier fault, southern California; USGS Final Technical Report, NEHRP Contract No. 14-08-0001-G1696, 24 p., numerous plates.
  • Bausch, D., E.M. Gath, T. Gonzalez, J. Dolan, and K. Sieh, 1992, Application of new developments in seismic hazard assessment, revised Safety Element of the General Plan, City of Santa Monica, California; in Stout, M.L. (ed), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, p.707-713.
  • Lewis (eds.) 1992, The Regressive Pleistocene Shoreline, Coastal Southern California; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, p. 115-122.]
  • Barrie, D., T.S. Tatnall, and E.M. Gath, 1992, Neotectonic uplift and ages of Pleistocene marine terraces, San Joaquin Hills, Orange County, California; in Ehlig, P.L. and E.A. Steiner (eds), Engineering geology field trips: Orange County, Santa Monica Mountains, and Malibu; Association of Engineering Geologists, Southern California Section, 35th Annual Meeting, Guidebook and Volume, p. A55-A61. [Reprinted in Heath E.D. and W.L.
  • Gath, E.M., 1992, Geologic hazards and hazard mitigation in the Los Angeles region; in Pipkin, B.W. and R.J. Proctor (eds.), Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California; Association of Engineering Geologists, Southern California Section, Special Publication No. 4, p. 1-32.
  • Whitney, R.A. and E.M. Gath, 1991, Structure, tectonics, and surface rupture hazard at the Las Posas anticline, Ventura County, California; in Blake, T.F. and R.A. Larson (eds.), Engineering Geology along the Simi-Santa Rosa Fault System and Adjacent Areas, Simi Valley to Camarillo, Ventura County, California; Field Trip Guidebook of the 1991 Annual Field Trip, Southern California Section, Association of Engineering Geologists, p. 164-182.
  • Sanchez, P.E., B.R. Clark, J.I. Ziony, J.S. McKnight, and E.M. Gath, 1991, Seismic zonation in the Los Angeles region; in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation; Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, p. 797-844.
  • Sanchez, P.E. and E.M. Gath, 1990, Hazard reduction in Los Angeles County: Technical Appendix to the Safety Element of the Los Angeles County General Plan; Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, 2 volumes, 430 p., 8 plates.
  • Rockwell, T.K., E.M. Gath, and K.D. Cook, 1988, Soil chronology and tectonic geomorphology of the Whittier fault zone, Yorba Linda, California: a preliminary estimate of the late Quaternary lateral slip rate; in Gath, E.M., and L.C. Cann (eds.), Neotectonics of the Whittier Fault; Association of Engineering Geologists, Southern California Section, Field Trip Guidebook.
  • Leighton, F.B., L.R. Cann, E.M. Gath, and M.C. Bergmann, 1987, Fault activity and recurrence interval of the western segment of the Whittier fault, California; Final Technical Report to the U.S. Geological Survey, Contract No. 14-08-001-21368, dated August 14, 1987, by Leighton and Associates, Inc.
  • Gath, E.M., 1987, Quaternary lakes in the Owens River system; in Gath, E.M. and Others (eds.), Geology and Mineral Wealth of the Owens Valley Region, California; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, p. 44-57.
  • Guptill, P.D., E.M. Gath, and R.W. Ruff, (eds.), 1985, Geology of the Imperial Valley, California; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, 225 p.
  • Gath, E.M., 1985, Brief overview of the tectonic origin of the Southern California Continental Borderland; in Gath, E.M. and M.M. Bottoms (eds.), Field Trip to Santa Catalina Island; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, p. 9-15.
  • Gath, E.M., 1984, An overview of glacial chronology for the Mammoth Lakes regions, eastern Sierra Nevada, California; in Payne, C.M., R.W. Ruff, and E.M. Gath, (eds.), Geology of the Long Valley, Mono Craters; Mammoth Lakes Area; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, p. 54-60.
  • Gath, E.M., 1983, Bishop ash exposed in a road cut near Murrieta, California; in Steller, D.L., M. Bryant,, and E.M. Gath, (eds.), Geology of the Northern Elsinore Trough; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, p. 136-139.
  • Bryant, and E.M. Gath, (eds.), Geology of the Northern Elsinore Trough; South Coast Geological Society, Santa Ana, California, p. 105-114.
  • Gath, E.M., 1983, Style of faulting interpreted from a trenching investigation, Glen Ivy South fault, Riverside County, California; in Steller, D.L., M.