Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Roger Bilham

Roger Bilham

Research Interests

I am a research scientist in CIRES with interests in earthquake, landslide, and volcano processes and their impact on society I use various terrestrial and remote sensing geodetic methods to capture the deformation of the Earth's crust, and engineering and historical investigative methods to quantify the damage they produce now, and have produced in the past several thousands of years. My current research includes four areas: quantifying limits to the storage of strain energy in the Himalaya, investigation of fault creep in Anatolia and California, global seismic hazards and the influence of corruption in the building industry, and tectonics of Colombia and the Caribbean.

Current Research

Past and Future earthquakes

We are currently investigating the tectonics of California, Colombia, Turkey and the Himalaya using various forms of crustal deformation instrumentation. Our work in Turkey is collaborative with Kandilli Observatory, Istanbul, where we have installed six borehole strainmeters and ten creepmeters on the northern and eastern Anatolian faults.  Creep occurs episodically in several locations as transient accelerations in slip that propagate along the fault at a few km per hour.  A seven-decade synthesis of photographic and  creepmeter data at Ismetapasa suggests that creep has slowed and shallowed replacing rapid afterslip that followed the 1944 Mw7.3 Bolu/Gerede earthquake. 

The newly devised creepmeters that operate on the Anatolian fault have a range of up to 4 m and a resolution of  6 µm and are thus suited to capturing co-seismic slip and afterslip.  We are upgrading California creepmeters with these sensors in anticipation of a future earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault.  Within minutes of the Mw=8.1 Mexico earthquake five of the new sensors recorded a few mm of triggered creep on the southernmost San Andreas fault near Bombay Beach. 

We have also been investigating seismicity triggered by other mechanisms.  For example, with Dr. S.E. Hough (USGS) we have calculated the stresses caused by early oil extraction procedures in California before secondary fluid injection extraction became common, and which were therefore accompanied by significant surface subsidence.  Our studies suggest that several moderate earthquakes in the Los Angeles Basin in the period 1930-1950 may owe their origin to oil extraction.

In another approach we have noted, as have several others, that global seismicity increases during periods minimum angular rotation (long length of the day).  Since minimum rotation can be identified from the angular deceleration time series some 5 years before it occurs,  it appears  possible to forecast global seismic hazards some 5 years in advance.  The plot above shows angular deceleration advanced 5 years, from a collaborative  article authored by Prof. R Bendick (University of Montana).



Honors and Awards

  • W. S. Jardetzky Lecture at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (2015)
  • Visiting Miller Professor, University of California Berkeley (2004)
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • Guggenheim Fellow, Oxford University
  • Mallet-Milne Lecture, Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (2009)
  • H. L. Welsh Distinguished Lecturer, Unversity of Toronto, Department of Physics (2012)

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  • Bendick, R and R Bilham (2017), Do weak global stresses synchronize earthquakes?. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 44 (16) 8320-8327, issn: 0094-8276, ids: FG8DR, doi: 10.1002/2017GL074934
  • Szeliga, W and R Bilham (2017), New Constraints on the Mechanism and Rupture Area for the 1905 M-w 7.8 Kangra Earthquake, Northwest Himalaya. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer. Version: 1 107 (5) 2467-2479, issn: 0037-1106, ids: FJ7EQ, doi: 10.1785/0120160267
  • Bilham, R, D Mencin, R Bendick and R Burgmann (2017), Implications for elastic energy storage in the Himalaya from the Gorkha 2015 earthquake and other incomplete ruptures of the Main Himalayan Thrust. Quat. Int. Version: 1 462 3-21, issn: 1040-6182, ids: FK8QJ, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.09.055
  • England, P and R Bilham (2015), The Shillong Plateau and the great 1897 Assam earthquake. Tectonics Version: 1 34 (9) 1792-1812, issn: 0278-7407, ids: CV7YH, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003902
  • Wei, M, YJ Liu, Y Kaneko, JJ McGuire and R Bilham (2015), Dynamic triggering of creep events in the Salton Trough, Southern California by regional M >= 5.4 earthquakes constrained by geodetic observations and numerical simulations. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. Version: 1 427 1-10, issn: 0012-821X, ids: CO7HS, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.044
  • Bendick, R, SF Khan, R Burgmann, F Jouanne, P Banerjee, MA Khan and R Bilham (2015), Postseismic relaxation in Kashmir and lateral variations in crustal architecture and materials. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 42 (11) 4375-4383, issn: 0094-8276, ids: CM2LI, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064670
  • Amoruso, A, L Crescentini, R Scarpa, R Bilham, AT Linde and IS Sacks (2015), Abrupt magma chamber contraction and microseismicity at Campi Flegrei, Italy: Cause and effect determined from strainmeters and tiltmeters. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 120 (8) 5467-5478, issn: 2169-9313, ids: CS6WN, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012085
  • Bilham, R and BS Bali (2014), A ninth century earthquake-induced landslide and flood in the Kashmir Valley, and earthquake damage to Kashmirs Medieval temples. Bull. Earthq. Eng. Version: 1 12 (1) 79-109, issn: 1570-761X, ids: AB3RJ, doi: 10.1007/s10518-013-9504-x
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquakes in Epic Literature. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 105-111, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00006-5
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquake Folklore and Legends. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 99-104, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00005-3
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Ancient Earthquake Theories. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 77-98, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00004-1
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquakes and Religious Thoughts. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 43-76, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00003-X
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau A Historical, Social and Physical Approach Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume 17 Introduction. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 XXXIX-LXI, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau A Historical, Social and Physical Approach Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume 17 Preface. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 XXV-+, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquake Myths. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 23-41, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00002-8
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau A Historical, Social and Physical Approach Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume 17 Foreword. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 XXIII-XXIV, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau A Historical, Social and Physical Approach Developments in Earth Surface Processes Volume 17 Foreword. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 XXI-XXII, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Place Names and Linguistic Traces Referring to Prehistoric Earthquakes: Earthquake Hazard Warnings in Oral Traditions. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 3-21, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00001-6
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquake Hazard Warning in Oral Traditon and Literature on the Iranian Plateau. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 1-2, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00018-1
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquake-Related Inscriptions. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 131-148, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00008-9
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquake Poems and Chronogrammatic Verses. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 113-130, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00007-7
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Active Tectonics and Geologic Setting of the Iranian Plateau. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 151-171, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00009-0
  • Lindsey, EO, Y Fialko, Y Bock, DT Sandwell and R Bilham (2014), Localized and distributed creep along the southern San Andreas Fault. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 119 (10) 7909-7922, issn: 2169-9313, ids: AU1GH, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011275
  • Vernant, P, R Bilham, W Szeliga, D Drupka, S Kalita, AK Bhattacharyya, VK Gaur, P Pelgay, R Cattin and T Berthet (2014), Clockwise rotation of the Brahmaputra Valley relative to India: Tectonic convergence in the eastern Himalaya, Naga Hills, and Shillong Plateau. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 119 (8) 6558-6571, issn: 2169-9313, ids: AQ1AD, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011196
  • Barnhart, WD, GP Hayes, RW Briggs, RD Gold and R Bilham (2014), Ball-and-socket tectonic rotation during the 2013 M(w)7.7 Balochistan earthquake. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. Version: 1 403 210-216, issn: 0012-821X, ids: AP7GZ, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.07.001
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Earthquake History of Iran. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 519-628, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00017-X
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Patterns of Historical Earthquake Ruptures on the Iranian Plateau. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 439-518, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00016-8
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Coseismic, Blind, Reverse-Fault-Related, Flexural-Slip Folding and Faulting at the Surface. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 421-437, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00015-6
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), 1998-2013 Coseismic Surface Faulting. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 373-419, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00014-4
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), 1964-1997 Coseismic Surface Faulting. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 293-371, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00013-2
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), 1900-1963 Coseismic Surface Faulting. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 239-291, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00012-0
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Pre-1900 Coseismic Surface Faulting. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 183-238, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00011-9
  • Yeats, R and R Bilham (2014), Archeoseismicity. Version: 1 EARTHQUAKES AND COSEISMIC SURFACE FAULTING ON THE IRANIAN PLATEAU: A HISTORICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL APPROACH 17 173-181, issn: 0928-2025, ids: BB1VT, isbn: 978-0-444-63297-5; 978-0-444-63292-0, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63292-0.00010-7
  • Bilham, R (2013), Societal and observational problems in earthquake risk assessments and their delivery to those most at risk. Tectonophysics Version: 1 584 166-173, issn: 0040-1951, ids: 099IC, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.03.023
  • Bilham, R (2013), Nicholas Neocles Ambraseys 1929-2012 In Memoriam. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 84 (2) 173-176, issn: 0895-0695, ids: 101AP, doi: 10.1785/0220130007
  • Bilham, R (2013), The Dynamics of Disaster. Nature Version: 1 502 (7472) 438-439, issn: 0028-0836, ids: 238YN
  • He, JK, P Vernant, J Chery, WM Wang, SJ Lu, WF Ku, WH Xia and R Bilham (2013), Nailing down the slip rate of the Altyn Tagh fault. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 40 (20) 5382-5386, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 301DY, doi: 10.1002/2013GL057497
  • Schiffman, C, BS Bali, W Szeliga and R Bilham (2013), Seismic slip deficit in the Kashmir Himalaya from GPS observations. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 40 (21) 5642-5645, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 263LT, doi: 10.1002/2013GL057700
  • Hauksson, E, J Stock, R Bilham, M Boese, XW Chen, EJ Fielding, J Galetzka, KW Hudnut, K Hutton, LM Jones, H Kanamori, PM Shearer, J Steidl, J Treiman, SJ Wei and WZ Yang (2013), Report on the August 2012 Brawley Earthquake Swarm in Imperial Valley, Southern California. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 84 (2) 177-189, issn: 0895-0695, ids: 101AP, doi: 10.1785/0220120169
  • Satyabala, SP, ZH Yang and R Bilham (2012), Stick-slip advance of the Kohat Plateau in Pakistan. Nat. Geosci. Version: 1 5 (2) 147-150, issn: 1752-0894, ids: 893ZU, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1373
  • Gaur, VK and R Bilham (2012), Discussion of seismicity near Jaitapur. Curr. Sci. Version: 1 103 (11) 1273-1278, issn: 0011-3891, ids: 067TR
  • Lienkaemper, JJ, FS McFarland, RW Simpson, RG Bilham, DA Ponce, JJ Boatwright and SJ Caskey (2012), Long-Term Creep Rates on the Hayward Fault: Evidence for Controls on the Size and Frequency of Large Earthquakes. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer. Version: 1 102 (1) 31-41, issn: 0037-1106, ids: 897BC, doi: 10.1785/0120110033
  • Szeliga, W, R Bilham, DM Kakar and SH Lodi (2012), Interseismic strain accumulation along the western boundary of the Indian subcontinent. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 117 , Art. No. B08404, issn: 2169-9313, ids: 988DS, doi: 10.1029/2011JB008822
  • Wei, M, D Sandwell, Y Fialko and R Bilham (2011), Slip on faults in the Imperial Valley triggered by the 4 April 2010 Mw 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake revealed by InSAR. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 38 , Art. No. L01308, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 707XC, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045235
  • Perez, OJ, R Bilham, M Sequera, L Molina, P Gavotti, H Codallo, C Moncayo, C Rodriguez, R Velandia, M Guzman and P Molnar (2011), GPS DERIVED VELOCITY FIELD IN WESTERN VENEZUELA: DEXTRAL SHEAR COMPONENT ASSOCIATED TO THE BOCONO FAULT AND CONVERGENT COMPONENT NORMAL TO THE ANDES. Interciencia Version: 1 36 (1) 39-44, issn: 0378-1844, ids: 711DV
  • Bilham, R (2010), Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction. Nature Version: 1 463 (7282) 735-735, issn: 0028-0836, ids: 553VG, doi: 10.1038/463735a
  • Bilham, R, BS Bali, MI Bhat and S Hough (2010), Historical earthquakes in Srinagar, Kashmir: Clues from the Shiva Temple at Pandrethan. Version: 1 ANCIENT EARTHQUAKES 471 107-117, Ed. Sintubin, M; Stewart, IS; Niemi, TM; Altunel, E, issn: 0072-1077, ids: BTB23, isbn: 978-0-8137-2471-3, doi: 10.1130/2010.2471(10)
  • Bilham, R and S Lodi (2010), The door knockers of Mansurah: Strong shaking in a region of low perceived seismic risk, Sindh, Pakistan. Version: 1 ANCIENT EARTHQUAKES 471 29-37, Ed. Sintubin, M; Stewart, IS; Niemi, TM; Altunel, E, issn: 0072-1077, ids: BTB23, isbn: 978-0-8137-2471-3, doi: 10.1130/2010.2471(03)
  • Szeliga, W, S Hough, S Martin and R Bilham (2010), Intensity, Magnitude, Location, and Attenuation in India for Felt Earthquakes since 1762. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer. Version: 1 100 (2) 570-584, issn: 0037-1106, ids: 569LB, doi: 10.1785/0120080329
  • Mohadjer, S, R Bendick, A Ischuk, S Kuzikov, A Kostuk, U Saydullaev, S Lodi, DM Kakar, A Wasy, MA Khan, P Molnar, R Bilham and AV Zubovich (2010), Partitioning of India-Eurasia convergence in the Pamir-Hindu Kush from GPS measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 37 , Art. No. L04305, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 562FO, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041737
  • Szeliga, W, R Bilham, D Schelling, DM Kakar and S Lodi (2009), Fold and thrust partitioning in a contracting fold belt: Insights from the 1931 Mach earthquake in Baluchistan. Tectonics Version: 1 28 , Art. No. TC5019, issn: 0278-7407, ids: 513LZ, doi: 10.1029/2008TC002265
  • Hough, S, R Bilham and I Bhat (2009), Kashmir Valley Megaearthquakes Estimates of the magnitudes of past seismic events foretell a very shaky future for this pastoral valley. Am. Scientist Version: 1 97 (1) 42-49, issn: 0003-0996, ids: 384QM, doi: 10.1511/2009.76.1
  • Bilham, R (2009), The seismic future of cities. Bull. Earthq. Eng. Version: 1 7 (4) 839-887, issn: 1570-761X, ids: 515OL, doi: 10.1007/s10518-009-9147-0
  • Hough, SE and R Bilham (2008), Site response of the Ganges basin inferred from re-evaluated macroseismic, observations from the 1897 Shillong, 1905 Kangra, and 1934 Nepal earthquakes. J. Earth Syst. Sci. Version: 1 117 773-782, issn: 0253-4126, ids: 404QE, doi: 10.1007/s12040-008-0068-0
  • Clark, MK and R Bilham (2008), Miocene rise of the Shillong Plateau and the beginning of the end for the Eastern Himalaya. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. Version: 1 269 (4-Mar) 336-350, issn: 0012-821X, ids: 312YX, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.01.045
  • Bendick, R, R Bilham, MA Khan and SF Khan (2007), Slip on an active wedge thrust from geodetic observations of the 8 October 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Geology Version: 1 35 (3) 267-270, issn: 0091-7613, ids: 184FY, doi: 10.1130/G23158A.1
  • Paul, J, AR Lowry, R Bilham, S Sen and R Smalley (2007), Postseismic deformation of the Andaman Islands following the 26 December, 2004 Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 34 (19) , Art. No. L19309, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 221HO, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031024
  • Bilham, R, S Lodi, S Hough, S Bukharyl, AM Khan and SFA Rafeeqi (2007), Seismic hazard in Karachi, Pakistan: Uncertain past, uncertain future. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 78 (6) 601-613, issn: 0895-0695, ids: 232LY, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.78.6.601
  • Feldl, N and R Bilham (2006), Great Himalayan earthquakes and the Tibetan plateau. Nature Version: 1 444 (7116) 165-170, issn: 0028-0836, ids: 103DZ, doi: 10.1038/nature05199, PubMed ID: 17093444
  • Bendick, R, S McClusky, R Bilham, L Asfaw and S Klemperer (2006), Distributed Nubia-Somalia relative motion and dike intrusion in the Main Ethiopian Rift. Geophys. J. Int. Version: 1 165 (1) 303-310
  • Wallace, K, R Bilham, F Blume, VK Gaur and V Gahalaut (2006), Geodetic constraints on the Bhuj 2001 earthquake and surface deformation in the Kachchh Rift Basin. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 33 (10) , Art. No. L10301, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 049DT, doi: 10.1029/2006GL025775
  • Satyabala, SP and R Bilham (2006), Surface deformation and subsurface slip of the 28 March 1999 Mw=6.4 west Himalayan Chamoli earthquake from InSAR analysis. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 33 (23) , Art. No. L23305, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 115RW, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027422
  • Bilham, R (2006), Harry Fielding Reid medal citation for Nicholas Ambraseys. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 77 (5) 606-608
  • Bilham, R (2006), Harry Fielding Reid medal citation for Nicholas Ambrasey. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 77 (4) 487-489
  • Hough, SE, R Bilham, K Mueller, W Stephenson, R Williams and J Odum (2005), Wagon loads of sand blows in White County Illinois. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 76 (3) 373-386, issn: 0895-0695, ids: 929VX, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.76.3.373
  • Bilham, R and N Ambraseys (2005), Apparent Himalayan slip deficit from the summation of seismic moments for Himalayan earthquakes, 1500-2000. Curr. Sci. Version: 1 88 (10) 1658-1663, issn: 0011-3891, ids: 934TG
  • Wallace, K, R Bilham, F Blume, VK Gaur and V Gahalaut (2005), Surface deformation in the region of the 1905 Kangra Mw=7.8 earthquake in the period 1846-2001. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 32 (15) , Art. No. L15307, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 954GI, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022906
  • Hough, SE, R Bilham, N Ambraseys and N Feldl (2005), Revisiting the 1897 Shillong and 1905 Kangra earthquakes in northern India: Site response, Moho reflections and a triggered earthquake. Curr. Sci. Version: 1 88 (10) 1632-1638, issn: 0011-3891, ids: 934TG
  • Bilham, R, R Engdahl, N Feldl and SP Satyabala (2005), Partial and complete rupture of the Indo-Andaman plate boundary 1847-2004. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 76 (3) 299-311, issn: 0895-0695, ids: 929VX, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.76.3.299
  • Bilham, R (2005), Coseismic strain and the transition to surface afterslip recorded by creepmeters near the 2004 Parkfield epicenter. Seismol. Res. Lett. Version: 1 76 (1) 49-57, issn: 0895-0695, ids: 898KR, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.76.1.49
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