Publications in journals

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  • H.Hofmann, G.Zimmermann, M. Farkas, E. Huenges, A. Zang, M. Leonhardt, G. Kwiatek, P. Martinez-Garzon, M. Bohnhoff, Ki-Bok Min, P. Fokker, R. Westaway, F. Bethmann, P. Meier, K.S. Yoon, J. W. Choi, T. J. Lee, K. Y. Kim, First field application of cyclic soft stimulation at the Pohang Enhanced Geothermal System site in Korea, Submitted to GJI
  • Aglaja Blanke, Grzegorz Kwiatek, Patricia Martíez-Garzón, Marco Bohnhoff, Sensitivity and stability analysis of coda quality factors at The Geysers geothermal field, California, Submitted to BSSA.


  1. Kwiatek, G., Martínez-Garzón, P., Plenkers, K., Leonhardt, M., Zang, A., Specht, S., et al. (2018). Insights Into Complex Subdecimeter Fracturing Processes Occurring During a Water Injection Experiment at Depth in Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1029/2017JB014715. [ Article Page ]
  2. Martínez-Garzón, P., I. Zaliapin, Y. Ben-Zion, G. Kwiatek, and M. Bohnhoff (2018). Comparative Study of Earthquake Clustering in Relation to Hydraulic Activities at Geothermal Fields in California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123. DOI: 10.1029/2017JB014972 [ Article Page ]
  3. Bentz, Stephan, P. Martínez-Garzón, G. Kwiatek, M. Bohnhoff, and J. Renner (2018). Sensitivity of Full Moment Tensors to Data Preprocessing and Inversion Parameters: A Case Study from the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 108, no. 2, 588–603, DOI: 10.1785/0120170203. [ Article Page ]
  4. Leptokaropoulos, K., M. Staszek, S. Lasocki, P. Martínez-Garzón, and G. Kwiatek (2018). Evolution of seismicity in relation to fluid injection in the North-Western part of The Geysers geothermal field, Geophysical Journal International 212, no. 2, 1157–1166, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx481. [ Article Page ]
  5. Kwiatek, G., K. Plenkers, P. Martínez-Garzón, M. Leonhardt, A. Zang, and G. Dresen (2017), New Insights into Fracture Process through In-Situ Acoustic Emission Monitoring During Fatigue Hydraulic Fracture Experiment in Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Procedia Engineering, 191, 618–622, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.05.225. [ Article Page ]
  6. Staszek, M., Orlecka-Sikora, B., Leptokaropoulos, K., Kwiatek, G., and P. Martínez-Garzón (2017). Temporal static stress drop variations due to injection activity at The Geysers geothermal field, California. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44 (14), 7168–7176, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073929. [ Article Page ]
  7. Goebel, T.H.W., Kwiatek, G., Becker, T.W., Brodsky, E.E. and G. Dresen (2017). What allows seismic events to grow big?: Insights from b-value and fault roughness analysis in laboratory stick-slip experiments. Geology 45 (9): 815-818, DOI: 10.1130/G39147.1 [ Article Page ]
  8. Raub, C., Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G., Bohnhoff, M., and G. Dresen (2017). Variations of seismic b-value at different stages of the seismic cycle along the North Anatolian Fault Zone in northwestern Turkey. Tectonophysics 712-713, 232-248, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.05.028. [ Article Page ]
  9. Bohnhoff, M., Wollin, C., Domigall, D., Küperkoch, L., Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G., Dresen, G., and P.E. Malin (2017). Repeating Marmara Sea Earthquakes: Indication for fault creep. Geophys. J. Int. 210 (1): 332-339, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx169. [ Article Page ]
  10. Davidsen, J., Kwiatek, G., Charalampidou, E.-M., Goebel, T., Stanchits, S., Rueck, M., and G. Dresen. Triggering processes in rock fracture. Phys. Res. Lett. 119, 068501, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.068501. [ Article Page ]
  11. Martínez-Garzón, P., Y. Ben-Zion, N. Abofalthian, G. Kwiatek, and M. Bohnhoff (2016). A refined methodology for stress inversions of earthquake focal mechanisms. J. Geophys. Res., 121, 8666-8687, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013493. [ Article Page ]
  12. Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G., Bohnhoff, M., and G. Dresen (2017). Volumetric components in the earthquake source related to fluid injection and stress state. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071963. [ Article Page ]
  13. Zang, A., Stephansson, O., Stenberg, L., Plenkers, K., Specht, S., Milkereit, K., Schill, E., Kwiatek, G., Dresen, G., Zimmermann, G., Dahm, T., and M. Weber (2017), Hydraulic fracture monitoring in hard rock at 410m depth with an advanced fluid-injection protocol and extensive sensor array, Geophys. J. Int., 208(2), 790–813, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw430 [ Article Page ]
  14. Martínez-Garzón, P., Vavryčuk, V., Kwiatek, G., and M. Bohnhoff (2016). Sensitivity of stress inversion of focal mechanisms to pore pressure changes. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8441-8450, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL070145. [ Article Page ]
  15. Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G., Bohnhoff, M., and G. Dresen (2016). Impact of fluid injection on fracture reactivation at The Geysers geothermal field. J. Geophys. Res. 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013137. [ Article Page ]
  16. Kwiatek, G., and Y. Ben-Zion (2016). Theoretical Limits on the detection and analysis of small earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res. 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB012908. [ Article Page ]
  17. Kwiatek, G., Martínez-Garzón, P., and M. Bohnhoff (2016). HybridMT: A MATLAB/Shell Environment Package for Seismic Moment Tensor Inversion and Refinement. Seismol. Res. Lett. 87 (4), DOI: 10.1785/0220150251. [ Article page ] [ Download Full Text (Early Access) ]
  18. Stierle, E., Vavryčuk, V., Kwiatek, G., Charalampidou, E.-M., and M. Bohnhoff (2016). Seismic moment tensors of acoustic emissions recorded during laboratory rock deformation experiments: sensitivity to attenuation and anisotropy, Geophys. J. Int. 205, no. 1, 38–50, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggw009. [ Article page ]
  19. Urban, P., Lasocki, S., Blascheck, P., do Nascimento, A. F., Van Giang, N., and G. Kwiatek (2016). Violations of Gutenberg–Richter Relation in Anthropogenic Seismicity, Pure Appl. Geophys. 1–21, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-015-1188-5. [ Article page ]
  20. Kwiatek, G., Martínez-Garzón, P., Dresen, G., Bohnhoff, M., Sone, H., and C. Hartline (2015). Effects of long-term fluid injection on induced seismicity parameters and maximum magnitude in northwestern part of The Geysers geothermal field, J. Geophys. Res. 120, DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012362. [ Article Page ]
  21. Ickrath, M., Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., Bulut, F., Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G. and O. Germer (2015). Detailed analysis of spatiotemporal variations of the stress field orientation along the Izmit-Düzce rupture in NW Turkey from inversion of first-motion polarity data. Geophys J. Int. 202, 2120-2132, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv273 [ Article Page ]
  22. Harrington, R. M., Kwiatek, G., and S. C. Moran (2015). Self-similar rupture implied by scaling properties of volcanic earthquakes occurring during the 2004-2008 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington. J. Geophys. Res. 120 (7) 4966-4982, DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011744 [ Article Page ]
  23. Ziegler, M., Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., Zang, A., Kwiatek, G., Stromeyer, D., Dahm, T., Dresen, G. and G. Hofmann (2015). Mining induced stress transfer and its relation to a Mw1.9 seismic event in an ultra-deep South African gold mine, Pure. Appl. Geophys., DOI: 10.1007/s00024-015-1033-x. [ Article page ]
  24. Kozłowska, M., Orlecka-Sikora, B., Kwiatek, G., Boettcher, M. S. and G. Dresen (2014). Nanoseismicity and picoseismicity rate changes from static stress triggering caused by a Mw2.2 earthquake in Mponeng gold mine, South Africa, J. Geophys. Res. 120, DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011410. [ Article page ]
  25. Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G., Sone, H., Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., and C. Hartline (2014). Spatiotemporal changes, faulting regimes and source-parameters of induced seismicity: A case study from The Geysers geothermal field, J. Geophys. Res. 119, DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011385. [ Article page ]
  26. Kwiatek, G., Goebel, T., and G. Dresen (2014). Seismic moment tensor and b value variations over successive seismic cycles in laboratory stick-slip experiments. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060159. [ Article page ]
  27. Ziegler, M., K. Reiter, O. Heidbach, A. Zang, G. Kwiatek, T. Dahm, G. Dresen, and G. Hofmann (2014). Mining Induced Static Stress Transfer and Its Relation to a High-Precision Located Mw = 1.9 Seismic Event in a South African Gold Mine, in Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses; Proceedings of EUROCK 2014, ISRM European Regional Symposium, Leiden, edited by L. Alejano, A. Perucho, C. Olalla, and R. Jiménez, pp. 603–608, CRC Press/Balkema [ Article page ].
  28. Martínez-Garzón, P., Kwiatek, G., Ickrath, M. and M. Bohnhoff (2014). MSATSI: A MATLAB package for stress inversion combining solid classic methodology, a new simplified user-handling and a visualization tool. Seismol. Res. Lett. 85 (4), 1-9, DOI: 10.1785/0220130189. [ Article page ] [ Download Full Text (SRL) ] [ Download from Google Drive ]
  29. Charalampidou, E.-M., Stanchits, S., Kwiatek, G. and G. Dresen (2014). Brittle failure and fracture reactivation in sandstone by fluid injection, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 1-16, DOI: 10.1080/19648189.2014.896752. [ Article Page ]
  30. Kwiatek, G., Charalampidou, E.-M., Dresen, G., and S. Stanchits (2014). An improved method for seismic moment tensor inversion of acoustic emissions through assessment of sensor coupling and sensitivity to incidence angle. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. 65, 153-161, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.11.005 [ Article Page ]
  31. Kwiatek, G., Bulut, F., Bohnhoff, M., and G. Dresen (2014). High-resolution analysis of seismicity induced at Berlín geothermal field, El Salvador. Geothermics 52, 98-111, DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2013.09.008 [ Article Page ]
  32. Martínez-Garzón, P., Bohnhoff, M., Kwiatek, G., Zambrano-Narváez, G., and R. Chalaturnyk (2013). Microseismic monitoring of CO2 injection at the Pen West enhanced oil recovery pilot project, Canada: Implications for detection of wellbore leakage. Sensors 13 (9), 11522-11538, DOI: 10.3390/s130911522 [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  33. Kwiatek, G. and Y. Ben-Zion (2013). Assessment of P and S wave energy radiated from very small shear-tensile seismic events in a deep South African mine. J. Geophys. Res. 118, 3630-3641, DOI: 10.1002/jgrb.50274. [ Article Page ]
  34. Martínez-Garzón, P., Bohnhoff, M., and G. Kwiatek (2013). Stress tensor changes related to fluid injection at The Geysers Geothermal Field, California. Geophys. Res. Letters. 40, 2596-2601, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50438. [ Article Page ]
  35. Davi, R., Vavrycuk, V., E.-M. Charalampidou, and G. Kwiatek (2013). Network sensor calibration for retrieving accurate moment tensors of acoustic emissions. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci.,62, 59-67, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.04.004. [ Article Page ]
  36. Davidsen, J., and G. Kwiatek (2013). Earthquake interevent time distribution for induced micro-, nano- and picoseismicity. Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 068501, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.068501. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  37. Davidsen, J., Kwiatek, G., and G. Dresen (2012). No evidence of magnitude clustering in an aftershock sequence of nano- and picoseismicity. Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 038501, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.038501. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  38. Kwiatek, G., Plenkers, K., and G. Dresen (2011). Source parameters of picoseismicity recorded at Mponeng deep gold mine, South Africa: Implications for scaling relations. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 101(6): 2592-2608, DOI: 10.1785/0120110094. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  39. Plenkers, K., Schorlemmer, D., and G. Kwiatek (2011). On the probability of detecting picoseismicity. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 101(6): 2579-2591, DOI: 10.1785/0120110017. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  40. Naoi, M., Nakatani, M., Yabe, Y., Kwiatek, G., Igarashi, T., and K. Plenkers. Twenty thousand aftershocks of a very small (M2) earthquake and their relations to the mainshock rupture and geological structures (2011). Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 101(5): 2399–2407, DOI: 10.1785/0120100346. [ Article Page ] [ Download from Google Drive ]
  41. Kwiatek, G., Plenkers, K., Nakatani, M., Yabe, Y., Dresen, G., and JAGUARS Research Group (2010). Frequency-magnitude characteristics down to magnitude −4.4 for induced seismicity recorded at Mponeng gold mine, South Africa. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100(3): 1167–1173, DOI: 10.1785/0120090277. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  42. Plenkers, K., Kwiatek, G., Nakatani, M., Dresen, G., and JAGUARS Research Group (2010). Observation of seismic events with frequencies f > 25 kHz at Mponeng deep gold mine, South Africa. Seism. Res. Lett., 81(3): 467–478, DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.81.3.467. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ]
  43. Kwiatek, G., Bohnhoff, M., Dresen, G., Schulze, A., Schulte, T., Zimmermann, G., and E. Huenges (2010). Microseismicity induced during fluid- injection: A case study from the geothermal site at Gross Schoenebeck, North German Basin. Acta Geophys., 58(6): 995–1020, DOI: 10.2478/s11600-010-0032-7. [ Article Page ] [ Download from Google Drive ]
  44. Orlecka-Sikora, B., Papadimitriou, E.E., and G. Kwiatek (2009). Study of the interaction among mining induced seismic events in the Legnica-Glogów Copper District, Poland. Acta Geophys., 57(2): 413–434, DOI: 10.2478/s11600-008-0085-z.  [ Download from Google Drive ]
  45. Moeck, I., Kwiatek, G., and G. Zimmermann (2009). Slip tendency analysis, fault reactivation potential and induced seismicity in a deep geothermal reservoir. J. Struct. Geol., 31(10): 1174–1182, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2009.06.012.
  46. Kwiatek, G. (2008). Relative source time function deconvolution at the Rudna copper mine: Uncertainty Estimation. J. Seismol., 12(4): 499–517, DOI: 10.1007/s10950-008-9100-8. [ Article Page ] [ Download full text from Google Drive ] [ Download Full Text ]

Other papers

  • Kwiatek, G., Bohnhoff, M., Martínez-Garzón, P., Bulut, F. and G. Dresen (2013). High-resolution reservoir characterization using induced seismicity and state of the art waveform processing techniques. First Break 31 (7), 81-88. [ Article Page ]
  • Kwiatek, G. (2007). Tomografia źródła wybranych zjawisk sejsmicznych w kopalni miedzi Rudna. Praca doktorska, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Hassoup, A. and G. Kwiatek (2005). Focal mechanism of earthquakes from the June 1987 swarm in Aswan, Egypt, calculated by the moment tensor inversion. Acta Geophys. Pol., 53(3): 275–291.
  • Kwiatek, G. (2004). A search for sequences of mining–induced seismic events at the Rudna copper mine in Poland. Acta Geophys. Pol., 52(2): 155–171.
  • Kwiatek, G. (2003). A search for the Slow Initial Phase generated by seismic events at a copper mine in Poland. Acta Geophys. Pol., 51(4): 369–385.
  • Kwiatek, G. (2002) Program komputerowy do analizy lokalnego hazardu sejsmicznego w zakladach górniczych ,,Rudna” KGHM Polska Miedzi S.A. Praca Magisterska, Zaklad Sejsmologii wydzialu Geologii, Geofizyki i Ochrony Środowiska Akademii Górniczo–Hutniczej im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie.