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Submitted Manuscripts

[1] Villafuerte, C., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, J. Tago, D. Solano-Rojas, R. Garza-Girón, S. I. Franco, L. A. Dominguez and V. Kostoglodov.  Slow slip events and megathrust coupling changes reveal the  earthquake potential before the 2020 Mw 7.4 Huatulco, Mexico event. Under Review in Earth and Planetary Science Letters (also posted on Earth and Space Science Open Archive,, April 2021

Published Manuscripts

[46] Dominguez L. A., T. Taira, V.M. Cruz-Atienza, A. Iglesias, C. Villafuerte, D. Legrand, X. Pérez-Campos and M. Raggi. Interplate slip rate variation between closely spaced earthquakes in southern Mexico: The 2012 Ometepec and 2018 Pinotepa Nacional thrust events. Journal of Geophysical Research, 127, doi: 10.1029/2022JB024292, 2022.

[45] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., Tago, J., Villafuerte, C. et al. Short-term interaction between silent and devastating earthquakes in Mexico. Nature Communications, 12, 2171,, 2021.

[44] Plata-Martínez R., S. Ide, M. Shinohara, E. Garcia, N. Mizuno, L. A. Dominguez, T. Taira, Y. Yamashita, A. Toh, T. Yamada, J. Real, A. Husker, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and Y. Ito. Shallow slow earthquakes to decipher future catastrophic earthquakes in the Guerrero gap. Nature Communications, 12, 3876,, 2021.

[43] Tago, J., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, C. Villafuerte, T. Nishimura, V. Kostoglodov, J. Real and Y. Ito. Adjoint Slip Inversion under a Constrained Optimization Framework: Revisiting the 2006 Guerrero Slow Slip Event. Geophysical Journal International, 226, 1187-1205, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggab165, 2021.

[42] Legrand, D., A Iglesias, S K Singh, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, C Yoon, L A Dominguez, R W Valenzuela, G Suárez, O Castro-Artola. The influence of fluids in the unusually high-rate seismicity in the Ometepec segment of the Mexican subduction zone. Geophysical Journal International, 226, 524-535, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggab106, 2021.

[41] Singh, S. K., L. Quintanar, D. Arroyo, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, V. H. Espíndola, D. Bello-Segura and M. Odaz. Lessons from a Small Local Earthquake (Mw 3.2) which Produced the Highest Acceleration Ever Recorded in Mexico City. Seismological Research Letters91, 3391–3406, doi: 10.1785/0220200123,  2020.

[40] Mirwald, A., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, J. Díaz-Mojica, A. Iglesias, S. K. Singh, C. Villafuerte and J. Tago. The September 19, 2017 (Mw7.1), intermediate-depth Mexican earthquake: a slow and energetically inefficient deadly shock. Geophysical Research Letters, 46,, 2019.

[39] Suárez G., M. A. Santoyo, V. Hjorleifsdottir, A. Iglesias, C. Villafuerte and V. M. Cruz-Atienza. Large Scale Lithospheric Detachment of the Downgoing Cocos Plate: The 8 September 2017 Earthquake (Mw 8.2). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 509,, 2019.

[38] Singh, S. K., E. Reinoso, D. Arroyo, M. Ordaz, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, X. Pérez-Campos, A. Iglesias and V. Hjörleifsdóttir. Deadly Intraslab Mexico Earthquake of 19 September 2017 (Mw7.1): Ground Motion and Damage Pattern in Mexico City. Seismological Research Letters,, 2018.

[37] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., C. D. Villafuerte and H. S. Bhat. Rapid tremor migration and pore-pressure waves in subduction zones. Nature Communications, 9, 2900, , 2018.

[36] Cruz-Atienza, V. M. and Yoshihiro Ito et al. A Seismo-Geodetic Amphibious Network in the Guerrero Seismic Gap, Mexico. Seismological Research Letters, 89, 4, doi: 10.1785/0220170173, 2018.

[35] Sánchez-Reyes, H. S., J. Tago, L. Métivier, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and J. Virieux. An evolutive linear kinematic source inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 2018.

[34] Harris, R.A., et al. A Suite of Exercises for Verifying Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Codes. Seismological Research Letters,, 2018.

[33] Maury J., S. Ide, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and V. Kostoglodov. Spatio-temporal variations in slow earthquakes along the Mexican subduction zone. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1002/2017JB014690, 2018.

[32] Villafuerte, C. and V. M. Cruz-Atienza. Insights into the Causal Relationship between Slow Slip and Tectonic Tremor in Guerrero, Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JB014037, 2017.

[31] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., J. Tago, J. D. Sanabria-Gómez, E. Chaljub, V. Etienne, J. Virieux and L. Quintanar. Long Duration of Ground Motion in the Paradigmatic Valley of Mexico. Nature - Scientific Reports, 6, 38807,, 2016.

[30] Maury, J., S. Ide, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, V. Kostoglodov, G. González-Molina and X. Pérez-Campos. Comparative study of non-volcanic tremor locations: characterization of slow earthquakes in Guerrero, Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013027, 2016.

[29] UNAM Seismology Group. Papanoa, Mexico earthquake of 18 April 2014 (Mw7.2). Geofísica Internacional, 54-4, 363-386, 2015.

[28] Dominguez, L. A., B. Yildirim, A. L. Husker, E. Cochran, C. Christensen, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, J. F. Lawrence. The Red Atrapa Sismos (Quake Catcher 1 Network in Mexico): Assessing Performance during Large and Damaging Earthquakes. Seismological Research Letters, 86, doi:10.1785/0220140171, 2015.

[27] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., A. Husker, D. Legrand, E. Caballero and V. Kostoglodov. Non-Volcanic Tremor Locations and Mechanisms in Guerrero, Mexico, from Energy-based and Particle-Motion Polarization Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011389, 2015.

[26] Maufroy, E., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, F. Cotton and S. Gaffet. Frequency-scaled curvature as a proxy for topographic site-effect amplification and ground-motion variability. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105, doi:10.1785/0120140089, 2015.

[25] Spica, Z., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, G. Reyes-Alfaro, D. Legrand and A. Iglesias. Crustal Imaging of Western-Michoacan and the Jalisco Block, Mexico, from Ambient Seismic Noise. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 289, 193-201, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.11.005, 2014.

[24] Díaz-Mojica, J., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, R. Madariaga, S. K. Singh, J. Tago and A. Iglesias. Dynamic Source Inversion of the M6.5 Intermediate-Depth Zumpango Earthquake in central Mexico: a Parallel Genetic Algorithm. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 7768-7785, doi:10.1002/2013JB010854, 2014.

[23] Singh, S.K., X. Pérez-Campos, V.H. Espíndola, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, and A. Iglesias. Intraslab Earthquake of 16 June 2013 (Mw5.9), One of the Closest Such Events to Mexico City. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 85, No. 2, doi:10.1785/0220130179, 2014.

[22] Rivet, D., M. Campillo, M. Radiguet, D. Zigone, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, N. M. Shapiro, V. Kostoglodov, N. Cotte, G. Cougoulat, A. Walpersdorf and E. Daub. Seismic velocity changes, strain rate and non-volcanic tremors during the 2009-2010 slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico. Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 195, No. 2, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt374, 2013.

[21] Pérez-Campos, X., D. Melgar, S. K. Singh, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, A. Iglesias, V. Hjörleifsdóttir. Rapid estimation of fault parameters for tsunami warning along the Mexican subduction zone: A scenario earthquake in the Guerrero seismic gap. Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 84, No. 3, doi:10.1785/0220120156, 2013.

[20] UNAM Seismology Group. Ometepec-Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico Earthquake of 20 March 2012 (Mw7.5): A Preliminary Report. Geofísica Internacional. Vol. 52, No. 2, p.p. 173-196, 2013.

[19] Maufroy, E., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, and S. Gaffet. A Robust Method for Assessing 3-D Topographic Site Effects: A Case Study at the LSBB Underground Laboratory, France. Earthquake Spectra: August 2012, Vol. 28, No. 3, p.p. 1097-1115, doi:, 2012.

[18] Tago, J., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, J. Virieux, V. Etienne, and F. J. Sánchez-Sesma, A 3D hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin method for modeling earthquake dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B09312, doi:10.1029/2012JB009313, 2012.

[17] Husker, A. L., V. Kostoglodov, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, D. Legrand, N. Shapiro, J. S. Payero and M. Campillo. Temporal variations of non-volcanic tremor (NVT) locations in the Mexican subduction zone: finding the NVT sweet spot. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), doi:10.1029/2011GC003916, 2012.

[16] Virieux, J. et al., V. Etienne et al. and V. M. Cruz-Atienza et al. Modelling seismic wave propagation for geophysical imaging. Chapter in the book 'Seismic Waves, Research and Analysis', IntechOpen, ISBN 978-953-307-944-8, 2011.

[15] Roten D., K. B. Olsen, J. C. Pechmann, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and H. Magistrale. 3D Simulations of M 7 Earthquakes on the Wasatch Fault, Utah, Part I: Long-Period (0–1 Hz) Ground Motion. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101-5, doi:10.1785/0120110031. 2011.

[14] Rivet, D., M. Campillo, N. M. Shapiro, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, M. Radiguet, N. Cotte, V. Kostoglodov. Probing deformation at depth using passive seismology: evidence of nonlinear elastic crustal response to the Mexico 2006 slow slip event. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L08308, doi:10.1029/2011GL047151. 2011.

[13] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., A. Iglesias, J.F. Pacheco, N.M. Shapiro and S.K. Singh. Crustal structure below the Valley of Mexico estimated from receiver functions. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100, 3304-3311, doi:10.1785/0120100051, 2010.

[12] Cruz-Atienza, V. M. and K. B. Olsen. Supershear Mach-Waves Expose the Fault Breakdown Slip. 'Earthquake Supershear Rupture Speeds', ed. S. Das and M. Bouchon, Elsevier, Tectonophysics, 493, 285-296, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.05.012, 2010.

[11] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., Kim B. Olsen and Luis A. Dalguer. Estimation of the breakdown slip from strong motion seismograms: Insights from numerical experiments. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 99, 3454-3469, doi:10.1785/0120080330, 2009.

[10] Benjemaa, M., N. Glinsky-Olivier, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and J.Virieux. 3D Dynamic rupture simulations by a finite volume method. Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X. 2009.04088.x, 2009.

[9] Olsen, K.B., S.M. Day, L.A. Dalguer, J. Mayhew, Y. Cui, J. Zhu, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, D. Roten, P. Maechling, T.H. Jordan, D. Okaya and A. Chourasia. ShakeOut-D: Ground motion estimates using an ensemble of large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas fault with spontaneous rupture propagation,Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L04303, doi:10.1029/2008GL036832, 2009.

[8] Harris, R.A., M. Barall, R. Archuleta, E. Dunham, B. Aagaard, J.P. Ampuero, H. Bhat, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, L. Dalguer, P. Dawson, S. Day, B. Duan, G. Ely, Y. Kaneko, Y. Kase, N. Lapusta, Y. Liu, S. Ma, D. Oglesby, K. Olsen, A. Pitarka, S. Song and E. Templeton. The SCEC/USGS Dynamic Earthquake-Rupture Code Verification Exercise. Sismological Research Letters, 80, 119-126, doi:10.1785/gssrl.80.1.119, 2009.

[7] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., J. Virieux and H. Aochi. 3D Finite-Difference Dynamic-Rupture Modelling Along Non-Planar Faults. Geophysics, 72, doi:10.1190/1.2766756, 2007.

[6] Benjemaa, M., N. Glinsky, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, J. Virieux and S. Piperno. Dynamic non-planar crack rupture by a finite-volume method. Geophysical Journal International, 171, 271-285, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03500.x, 2007.

[5] Cruz-Atienza, V. M. and J. Virieux. Dynamic rupture simulation of nonplanar faults with a finite difference approach. Geophysical Journal International, 158, 939-954, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02291.x, 2004.

[4] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., J.F. Pacheco, S.K. Singh, N.M. Shapiro, C. Valdés and A. Iglesias. Size of Popocatépetl volcano explosions (1997-2001) from waveform inversion. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 4027-4030, 2001.

[3] Hernandez, B., N. M. Shapiro, S. K. Singh, J. F. Pacheco, F. Cotton, M. Campillo, A. Iglesias, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, J.M. Gómez and L. Alcántara. Rupture History of September 30, 1999 Intraplate Earthquake of Oaxaca , Mexico (Mw=7.5) from Inversion of Strong-Motion Data. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 363-366, 2001.

[2] Iglesias, A., V. M. Cruz-Atienza , N.M Shapiro, S.K. Singh and J.F. Pacheco. Crustal structure of south-central Mexico estimated from the inversion of surface waves dispersion curves using genetic and simulated annealing algorithms. Geofísica Internacional, 40, 181-190, 2001.

[1] Shapiro, N.M., S.K. Singh, A. Iglesias-Mendoza, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and J.F. Pacheco. Evidence of low Q value below Popocatépetl volcano, and its implication to seismic hazard in Mexico City. Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 2753-2756, 2000.

In Proceedings

Published Manuscripts

[7] Maufroy, E., P. Lacroix, E. Chaljub, C. Sira, G. Grelle, L. Bonito, M. Causse, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, F. Hollender, F. Cotton and P.-Y. Bard. Towards Rapid Prediction of Topographic Amplification at Small Scales: Contribution of the FSC Proxy and Pleiades Terrain Models for the 2016 Amatrice Earthquake (Italy, Mw 6.0). 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki, Grece, 2018.

[6] Sánchez-Sesma, F. J., M. Rodríguez, U. Iturrarán-Viveros, A. Rodríguez-Castellanos, M. Suárez, V. M. Cruz-Atienza and D. Rivet. Estimación de efectos de sitio usando vibración ambiental. XVII Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Sísmica, 11-14 November, Puebla, Mexico, 2009.

[5] Maufroy, E., V. M. Cruz-Atienza, S. Operto, O. Sardou, G. Sénéchal, M. Dietrich, and S. Gaffet. Modelisation of Topographic site effect 3D at the Low Noise Underground Laboratory (LSBB), Rustrel, France. 14e World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 12-17 Octuber, Beijing, China, 2008.

[4] Dalguer, L.A., S.M. Day, K. Olsen and V. M. Cruz-Atienza. Rupture models and ground motion for Shakeout and other southern San Andreas fault scenarios. 14e World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 12-17 Octuber, Beijing, China, 2008.

[3] Mellors, R, V. M. Cruz-Atienza, A. Aulia and Z. Kalmetyeva. Modeling the 2006 Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan earthquake and waverform propagation in the northern Tien Shan, Fourth International Symposium "Geodynamics of Intracontinental Orogens and Geoecological Problems", Bishkek, Kyrgzystan, 15-23 June, 2008.

[2] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., J. Virieux, Carine Khors-Sansorny, O. Sardou, S. Gaffet and M. Vallée, Estimation quantitative du PGA sur la Côte d'Azur. 7ème Colloque National, Association Française du Génie Parasismique (AFPS), Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, 2007.

[1] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., J. Virieux & H. Aochi, Modélisation de la rupture dynamique par une méthode de différences finies pour des failles non-planaires. 7ème Colloque National, Association Française du Génie Parasismique (AFPS), Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, 2007.

In Magazines

Published Manuscripts

[4] Cruz-Atienza, V. M. Cuando la Tierra Tiembla y las Certezas se Tambalean. Revista de la Universidad de México, núm 834, Nueva Época, Marzo de 2018.

[3] Suárez Gerardo, Sergio Alcocer and V. M. Cruz-Atienza. Por quién doblan las alertas. Revista Letras Libres. p.p. 14-20, Noviembre, 2017.

[2] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., S. K. Singh and M. Ordaz. ¿Qué ocurrió el 19 de septiembre de 2017 en México? Revista Digital Universitaria (RDU), vol. 18, núm. 7, doi:10.22201/codeic.16076079e.2017.v18n7.a10, 2017.

[1] Cruz-Atienza, V. M., S. K. Singh and M. Ordaz. ¿Qué ocurrió el 19 de septiembre de 2017 en México? Revista Nexos, 28 de septiembre de 2017.

My Theses

[3] Cruz-Atienza V. M. Rupture dynamique des faille non-planaires en différences finies: Ph.D. Thesis, p. 382, Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, 2006. (french & english)

[2] Cruz-Atienza V. M. Análisis Cuantitativo de Formas de Onda en el Volcán Popocatépetl. MSc Thesis, p. 49, Universidad Nacinoal Autónoma de México, 2001. (spanish & english)

[1] Cruz-Atienza V. M. Inversión Global con Algoritmos Genéticos y Cristalización Simulada, Aplicada a Funciones de Receptor: Modelos Estructurales de Velocidades para la Corteza en la República Mexicana. Engineering Thesis, p. 215, Universidad Nacinoal Autónoma de México, 2000. (spanish)