• 7367 Citations
1974 …2020

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Research Interests

As Emeritus Professor, E.A. Okal continues to carry out research and mentor students in the fields of tsunami generation and propagation, intermediate and deep earthquakes, and methods for quantification of seismic sources. In collaboration with scientists worldwide, he is also engaged in the preservation of analog archives of seismological data, and their conversion to digital support.

Education/Academic qualification

Geophysics, PhD, California Institute of Technology

… → 1978

Doctorat d’Etat, Université Paris VII

… → 1978

Geophysics, MS, Université Paris VI

… → 1972

Agrégation de Physique, Université de Paris

… → 1971

Research interests

  • Deep earthquakes
  • Preservation of archives of seismological data
  • Tsunami generation

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Research Output

A composite rupture model for the great 1950 Assam earthquake across the cusp of the East Himalayan Syntaxis

Coudurier-Curveur, A., Tapponnier, P., Okal, E., Van der Woerd, J., Kali, E., Choudhury, S., Baruah, S., Etchebes, M. & Karakaş, Feb 1 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 531, 115928.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Evidence of prehistoric liquefaction in Kuwait and implications for the seismic vulnerability of the Arabian Gulf Countries

    Bou-Rabee, F., Young, Y. L. & Okal, E. A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Natural Hazards.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Introduction to “Twenty Five Years of Modern Tsunami Science Following the 1992 Nicaragua and Flores Island Tsunamis, Volume II”

    Kânoğlu, U., Tanioka, Y., Okal, E. A., Baptista, M. A. & Rabinovich, A. B., Mar 1 2020, In : Pure and Applied Geophysics. 177, 3, p. 1183-1191 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Rescuing legacy seismic data fair'ly

    Hwang, L. J., Ahern, T., Ebinger, C. J., Ellsworth, W. L., Euler, G. G., Okal, E. A., Okubo, P. G. & Walter, W. R., May 1 2020, In : Seismological Research Letters. 91, 3, p. 1339-1340 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Scopus citations

    The Chios, Greece Earthquake of 23 July 1949: Seismological Reassessment and Tsunami Investigations

    Melis, N. S., Okal, E. A., Synolakis, C. E., Kalogeras, I. S. & Kânoğlu, U., Mar 1 2020, In : Pure and Applied Geophysics. 177, 3, p. 1295-1313 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations