Jessica Johnson

Lecturer in Solid Earth Geophysics


The role of subsurface fluid movement in the generation and evolution of geophysical hazards is an important topic of research for understanding the mechanism and driving forces of volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, and also for improving our ability to monitor and forecast disastrous events. In my research, I use seismology and ground deformation to quantify the effects of subsurface fluid movement of the critical systems in question.

Current research projects include: repeating earthquakes near Mount Ruapehu Volcano in New Zealand, seismic anisotropy at volcanoes in Ecuador and Iceland, deformation and seismicity associated with magma movement at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.