Volkan Sevilgen - CEO and cofounder

Volkan Sevilgen, CTO and cofounder, leads Temblor’s scientific programming and technology development. He received an M.Sc. in Geophysics from Istanbul Technical University in 2006, and then worked at the USGS with Ross until 2014, where he helped to develop and teach the Coulomb 3.0 earthquake stress and deformation software, and also managed a four-year probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for the Balkan countries funded by USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Sevilgen’s 2012 study, ‘Stress imparted by the great 2004 Sumatra earthquake shut down transforms and activated rifts up to 400 km away in the Andaman Sea,’ appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

contact: volkan@temblor.net


Pollitz, F.F., R.S. Stein, V. Sevilgen, R. Bürgmann, 2012, The 11 April 2012 M=8.6 East Indian Ocean earthquake triggered large aftershocks worldwide, Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature11504 (with press release and animation). [Link]

Toda, S. Stein, R., Sevilgen, V., Lin, J., 2011. Coulomb 3.3 Graphic-rich deformation and stress-change software for earthquake, tectonic, and volcano research and teaching-user guide. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1060, ix, 54 p.; 9 Chapters [Link]

Carton H., Singh, S.C., Hirn, A., Bazin, S., de Voogd, B., Vigner, A., Ricolleau, A., Cetin, S., Ocakoglu, N., Karaoke, F., Sevilgen, V., 2007. Seismic imaging of the three dimensional architecture of the Çınarcık Basin along the North Anatolian Fault, J. geophys. Res., 112, doi:10.1029/2006JB004548. [Link]

Hauksson, E., K. Felzer, D. Given, M. Giveon, S. Hough, K. Hutton, H. Kanamori, V. Sevilgen, S. Wei, and A. Yong (2008), Preliminary report on the 29 July 2008 Mw 5.4 Chino Hills, eastern Los Angeles basin, California, earthquake sequence, Seismol. Res. Lett., 79(6), 855–866, doi:10.1785/gssrl.79.6.855.[Link]

Akkar S, Aldemir A, Askan A, Bakır S et al (2011) 8 March 2010 Elazığ-Kovancılar (Turkey) earthquake: observations on ground motions and building damage. Seismol Res Lett 82:42–58

Lin, J., Stein, R.S., Sevilgen, V. and Toda, S., USGS–WHOI–DPRI Coulomb Stress-Transfer Model for the January 12, 2010, MW=7.0 Haiti Earthquake, U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Rep. 2010-1019, 2010. [Download File]

Sevilgen, V., Ross Stein, and F.F. Pollitz, 2012, Stress imparted by the great 2004 Sumatra earthquake shut down transforms and activated rifts up to 400 km away in the Andaman Sea, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, doi:10.1073/pnas.1208799109 (with press release and animation). [Download File]

Pollitz, F.F., R. Bürgmann, Ross Stein, and V. Sevilgen, The profound reach of the 11 April 2012 M 8.6 Indian Ocean earthquake: Short-term global triggering followed by a longer-term global shadow, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 104, doi:10.1785/0120130078. [Link]

Parsons, T., V. Sevilgen, M. Segou, K. Milner, E. Field, and Ross Stein, Stress-based aftershock forecasts made within 24 hours postmainshock: Expected north San Francisco Bay area seismicity changes after the 2014 M=6.0 American Canyon earthquake, submitted 30 Aug 2014 to Geophys. Res Letts (16 p.) [Download File]