Ken Smith
Nevada Seismological Laboratory MS 174
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557

Seismic Network Manager

Research Associate Professor

775-784-4218
ken@seismo.unr.edu

Research Areas

Interests

Select Publications:

  • Smith, K.D., Pechmann, J., Meremonte, M., Pankow, K. (2010). Preliminary analysis of the Mw 6.0 Wells, Nevada, Earthquake Sequence, in press Special Publication of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology on the Wells Earthquake.
  • Preston, L., Smith, K.D., and von Seggern D. (2007). P-wave velocity structure in the Yucca Mountain Nevada region, J.Geophys. Res. 112, B11305, 16 PP.; doi: 10.1029/2007JB005005.
  • Smith, K.D., von Seggern, D., Blewitt, G., Preston, L., Anderson, J., Wernicke, B., Davis, J. (2005) Evidence for deep magma injection Lake Tahoe, Nevada-California, Science v. 305, 1277-1280.
  • Brune, J.N., Smith, K.D., Zeng, Y, (2004) Precarious Rock Evidence for seismic shaking during and before the 1992 M 5.6 Little Skull Mountain, Nevada, Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra 21, 967-985.
  • Ichinose, G., Anderson, J., Smith, K., and Zeng, Y. (2003) Source paramters of eastern California and western Nevada earthquakes from regional moment tensor inversion, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 93, 61-84.
  • Smith, K.D., Brune, J.N., Savage, M., dePolo, D.M., and Sheehan, A. (2001). The 1992 Little Skull Mountain earthquake sequence, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 91, 1595-1606.
  • Schweickert, R.A, M. M. Lahren, K. D. Smith, and J. F. Howle. (2004) Transtensional defomation in the Lake Tahoe region, California and Nevada, USA. Tectonophysics 388(1-4), 253-269.
  • Smith, K.D. and K.F. Priestley (2000) Faulting in the 1986 Chalfant, California, Sequence; Local Tectonics and Earthquake Source Parameters, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 90, 813-831.
  • Smith, K.D., Li., L., Brune, J., Anooshehpoor, and Savage, M.K. (2000) Preliminary results from the NPE-Ryan Reversed Refraction Profile, in Geologic and Geophysical Characterization Studies of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, A Potential High-Level Radioactive-waste Repository, USGS Digital Data Series, 058, Chapter D.
  • Smith, K.D., Shields, G. and Brune, J. (2000) A sequence of very shallow earthquakes in teh Rock Valley fault zone, southern Nevada Test site, in Geologic and Geophysical Characterization Studies of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, A Potential High-Level Radioactive-waste Repository, USGS Digital Data Series, 058, Chapter L.

contact:  (ken@seismo.unr.edu)