Selected publications


L. J. Hofman, J. Kummerow, S. Cesca, and the AlpArray and AlpArray-Swath-D working groups (2023), A new seismicity catalogue of the eastern Alps using the temporary Swath-D network. Solid Earth, 14,


Folesky, J. Kummerow, and Shapiro, S. A. (2021), Stress drop variations in the region of the 2014 MW8.1 Iquique earthquake, northern Chile. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126,

Petersen, G., S. Cesca, S. Heimann, P. Niemz, T. Dahm, D. Kühn J. Kummerow, Th. Plenefisch, and the AlpArray and AlpArray-Swath-D working groups (2021), Regional centroid moment tensor inversion of small to moderate earthquakes in the Alps using the dense AlpArray seismic network: challenges and seismotectonic insights. Solid Earth, 12,


Schurr, B., M. Moreno, A. M. Tréhu, J. Bedford, J. Kummerow, S. Li & O. Oncken (2020), Forming a Mogi doughnut in the years prior to and immediately before the 2014 M8.1 Iquique, Northern Chile earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 47,


Soto, H., Ch. Sippl, B. Schurr, J. Kummerow, G. Asch, F. Tilmann, D. Comte, S. Ruiz, and O. Oncken (2019), Probing the Northern Chile megathrust with seismicity - The 2014 M8.1 Iquique earthquake sequence. Journal of Geophysical Research, 124,


Folesky, J., J. Kummerow and S. A. Shapiro (2018), Patterns of rupture directivity of subduction zone earthquakes in northern Chile. Journal of Geophysical Research,123,

Sippl, C., B. Schurr, G. Asch, and J. Kummerow (2018), Seismicity structure of the Northern Chile forearc from >100,000 double‐difference relocated hypocenters. Journal of Geophysical Research,123,

Bloch, W., B. Schurr, J. Kummerow, P. Salazar, and S. A. Shapiro (2018), From Slab Coupling to Slab Pull: Stress Segmentation in the Subducting Nazca Plate. Geophysical Research Letters,

Folesky, J., J. Kummerow, G. Asch, B. Schurr, Ch. Sippl, F. Tilmann, S. A. Shapiro (2018), Estimating Rupture Directions from Local Earthquake Data Using the IPOC Observatory in Northern Chile. Seismological Research Letters ; 89 (2A): 495–502,

Bloch, W., T. John, J. Kummerow, P. Salazar, O. S. Krüger, and S. A. Shapiro (2018), Watching Dehydration: Seismic Indication for Transient Fluid Pathways in the Oceanic Mantle of the Subducting Nazca Slab. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,


Salazar, P., J. Kummerow, P. Wigger, S. A. Shapiro, and G. Asch (2017), State of stress and crustal fluid migration related to west-dipping structures in the slab-forearc system in the northern Chilean subduction zone. Geophysical Journal International, 208(3), 1403-1413,


Folesky, J., J. Kummerow, S. A. Shapiro, M. Häring, and H. Asanuma (2016), Rupture directivity of fluid‐induced microseismic events: Observations from an enhanced geothermal system. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, 8034–8047, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013078

Schmelzbach, C., J. Kummerow, P. Wigger, A. Reshetnikov, P. Salazar, S. A. Shapiro (2016), Microseismic reflection imaging of the Central Andean crust. Geophysical Journal International, 204(2), Pages 1396-1404,


Folesky, J., J. Kummerow, and Serge A. Shapiro (2015), Microseismic rupture propagation imaging. Geophysics. 80(6), WC107-WC115,

Reshetnikov, A., J. Kummerow, H. Asanuma, M. Häring, and S. A. Shapiro (2015). Microseismic reflection imaging and its application to the Basel geothermal reservoir. Geophysics, 80(6), WC39-WC49,


Bloch, W., J. Kummerow, P. Salazar, P. Wigger, and S. A. Shapiro (2014), High-resolution image of the North Chilean subduction zone: seismicity, reflectivity and fluids. Geophysical Journal International, 197(3), 1744-1749,

Kummerow, J., C. Dinske, H. Asanuma and M. Häring (2014), Observation and Signatures of Injection-induced Repeating Earthquake Sequences. EAGE Extended abstracts,

Kummerow, J., C. Dinske, M. Häring and H. Asanuma (2014), Induced Repeating Earthquakes: An Indicator for Pore Pressure Changes. EAGE Extended abstracts,


Kummerow, J. (2013), Joint Arrival Time Optimization for Microseimic Events Recorded by Seismic Borehole Arrays, EAGE Extended Abstracts,


Kummerow, J., A. Reshetnikov, M. Häring and H. Asanuma (2012), Distribution of the Vp/Vs Ratio within the Basel 1 Geothermal Reservoir from Microseismic Data, EAGE Extended Abstracts,


Kummerow, J. (2011), Using the value of the crosscorrelation coefficient to locate microseismic events, Geophysics, 75 (4): MA47–MA52,

Haney, F., Kummerow, J., C. Langenbruch, C. Dinske, Serge A. Shapiro, F. Scherbaum (2011), Magnitude estimation for microseismicity induced during the KTB 2004/2005 injection experiment, Geophysics, 76 (6): WC47–WC53,

Kummerow, J., S. A. Shapiro, H. Asanuma and M. Häring (2011), Application of an Arrival Time and Cross Correlation Value-based Location Algorithm to the Basel 1 microseismic Data. EAGE Extended Abstracts,


Reshetnikov, A., J. Kummerow, S. Buske, and S. A. Shapiro (2010), Microseismic imaging from a single geophone: KTB. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2010: pp. 2070-2074,

Rentsch, S., S. Buske, S. Gutjahr, J. Kummerow, S. A. Shapiro; Migration-based location of seismicity recorded with an array installed in the main hole of the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), Geophysical Journal International, 182 (1), 477–492,


Ventura, G., S. Vinciguerra. S. Moretti, P.H. Meredith, M.J. Heap. P. Baud, S.A., Shapiro, C. Dinske, J. Kummerow (2009), Understanding Slow Deformation Before Dynamic Failure, Geophysical Hazards, 229-247,

Jaya, Makky, St. Buske, J. Kummerow, A. Reshetnikov, and S.A. Shapiro (2009), Seismic Attribute Analysis of the 3-D Depth-migrated Image and its Correlation With the Induced Microseismicity. EAGE Extended Abstracts, 116-120.


Kummerow, J., S.A. Shapiro and C. Dinske (2008), Microseismic Monitoring of Reservoir Stimulation - Magnitudes of Induced Seismicity, EAGE Extended abstracts,


Shapiro, S. A., C. Dinske, and J. Kummerow (2007), Probability of a given‐magnitude earthquake induced by a fluid injection, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L22314,

Kummerow, J., S.A. Shapiro and C. Dinske (2007), Characterisation of a Fault System at 4km Depth Using Induced Microseismicity – The German Deep Drilling Site (KTB), EAGE Extended abstracts,


Kummerow, J., R. Kind (2006), Shear wave splitting in the Eastern Alps observed at the TRANSALP network. Tectonophysics, 414, 117-125,

Shapiro, S. A., J. Kummerow, C. Dinske, G. Asch, E. Rothert, J. Erzinger, H.‐J. Kümpel, and R. Kind (2006), Fluid induced seismicity guided by a continental fault: Injection experiment of 2004/2005 at the German Deep Drilling Site (KTB), Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L01309, doi:10.1029/2005GL024659

Kummerow, J. (2006), Interpretation of Fluid-Induced Microseismicity at 4km Depth at the German Deep Drilling Site (KTB), EAGE Extended abstracts,


Kummerow, J., R. Kind, O. Oncken, P. Giese, T. Ryberg, K. Wylegalla, F. Scherbaum (2004), A natural and controlled source seismic profile through the Eastern Alps: TRANSALP. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 225, 115-129,


Kummerow, J. (2003), Strukturuntersuchungen in den Ostalpen anhand des teleseismischen TRANSALP- Datensatzes, PhD thesis (Dissertation),


TRANSALP Working Group (2002), First deep seismic reflection images of the Eastern Alps reveal giant crustal wedges and transcrustal ramps, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(10),