BSSA Top-Cited Papers for 2020

1 March 2021–Five papers from BSSA’s special section on the 2019 Ridgecrest, California earthquake sequence were the top-cited papers from the journal published in 2020. The ranking of all papers noted below reflect citation and download numbers through 31 January 2021:BSSA 110-4 cover

1.DuRoss. et al. “Surface Displacement Distributions for the July 2019 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake Ruptures

2. K. Wang et al. “Rupture Process of the 2019 Ridgecrest, California Mw 6.4 Foreshock and Mw 7.1 Earthquake Constrained by Seismic and Geodetic Data

3. A. Lomax “Absolute Location of 2019 Ridgecrest Seismicity Reveals a Shallow Mw 7.1 Hypocenter, Migrating and Pulsing Mw 7.1 Foreshocks, and Duplex Mw 6.4 Ruptures

4. F.F. Pollitz et al. “Kinematics of Fault Slip Associated with the 4–6 July 2019 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake Sequence

5. E. Hauksson and L.M. Jones “Seismicity, Stress State, and Style of Faulting of the Ridgecrest‐Coso Region from the 1930s to 2019: Seismotectonics of an Evolving Plate Boundary Segment

For papers unrelated to the Ridgecrest sequence, two papers were tied for the next top-cited spot in 2020:

Yuan et al. “Six Degree‐of‐Freedom Broadband Ground‐Motion Observations with Portable Sensors: Validation, Local Earthquakes, and Signal Processing

Schultz et al. “Risk‐Informed Recommendations for Managing Hydraulic Fracturing–Induced Seismicity via Traffic Light Protocols

The top five downloaded BSSA papers in 2020 were:

  1. J.F.B.D. Fonseca “A Reassessment of the Magnitude of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake
  2. Chen et al. “Complex Temporal Patterns of Large Earthquakes: Devil’s Staircases
  3.   D.T. Trugman “Stress‐Drop and Source Scaling of the 2019 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake Sequence”
  4. Das et al. “A Seismic Moment Magnitude Scale
  5. D.D. Oglesby “What Can Surface‐Slip Distributions Tell Us about Fault Connectivity at Depth?

For a longer-term perspective, here are top five cited BSSA papers from 2016 to 2020:

  1. S.M. Mousavi and C.A. Langston (2016) “Hybrid Seismic Denoising Using Higher‐Order Statistics and Improved Wavelet Block Thresholding
  2. Z.E. Ross et al. (2018) “Generalized Seismic Phase Detection with Deep Learning
  3. R. Graves and A. Pitarka (2016) “Kinematic Ground‐Motion Simulations on Rough Faults Including Effects of 3D Stochastic Velocity Perturbations
  4. N.J. Litchfield et al. (2018) “Surface Rupture of Multiple Crustal Faults in the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura, New Zealand, Earthquake
  5. C. Massey et al. (2018) “Landslides Triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake, New Zealand
  6. G.P. Biasi and S. G. Wesnousky (2016) “Steps and Gaps in Ground Ruptures: Empirical Bounds on Rupture Propagation