José A. Álvarez-Gómez

José A. Álvarez-Gómez

Associate Professor
Profesor Contratado Doctor

Departamento de Geodinámica, Estratigrafía y Paleontología
Facultad de CC. Geológicas
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
c/ José Antonio Novais, 12, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

arroba-simbolo-ios-interfaz-7_318-33567 jaalvare@geo.ucm.es
telefono-fijo_318-33263 +34 91 394 4859

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Research Interests

Teaching

Active Tectonics
Seismotectonics
Paleoseismology
Tsunami Hazards
Numerical modeling
Structural Geology
Field Work

Publications

2018

  • Alonso-Henar, J., Benito, B., Staller, A., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Canora-Catalán, C. Large-magnitude cristal seismic sources in El Salvador and deterministic hazard scenarios. Engineering Geology 243, 70-83, 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.06.015
  • Staller, A., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Luna, M.P., Béjar-Pizarro, M., Gaspar-Escribano, J.M., Martínez-Cuevas, S. Crustal motion and deformation in Ecuadro from cGNSS time series. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 86, 94-109, 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2018.05.014
  • Béjar-Pizarro, M., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Staller, A., Luna, M.P., Pérez-López, R., Monserrat, O., Chunga, K., Lima, A., Galve, J.P., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Mateos, R.M. InSAR-Based mapping to support decision-making after and earthquake. Remote Sensing 10 (6), 2018; doi: 10.3390/rs10060899
  • Romeo, I. and Álvarez-Gómez, J.A. Lithospheric folding by flexural slip in subduction zones as source for reverse fault intraslab earthquakes. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018; doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19682-7
  • Margalef, O., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Pla-Rabes, S:, Canellas-Boltà, N., Rull, V., Sáez, A., Geyer, A., Peñuelas, J., Sardans, J., Giralt, S. Revisiting the role of high-energy Pacific events in the environmental and cultural history of Easter Island (Rapa Nui). The Geographical Journal 0 (0), 1-13, 2018; doi: 10.1111/geoj.12253

2017

  • García-Mayordomo, J., Martín-Banda, R., Insua-Arévalo, J.M., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Cabral, J. Active fault databases: building a bridge between earthquake geologists and sesismic hazard practitioners, the case of the QAFI v.3 database. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 17 (8), 1447-1459, 2017; doi: 10.5194/nhess-17-1447-2017
  • Alonso-Henar, J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Martínez-Díaz, J.J. Neogene-Quaternay evolution from transpressional to transtensional tectonics in Northern Central America controlled by Cocos: Caribbean subduction coupling change. Journal of Iberian Geology 9, 2017; doi: 10.1007/s41513-017-0034-2

2016

  • Martín‐Banda, R., García‐Mayordomo, J., Insua‐Arévalo, J.M., Salazar, A.E., Álvarez‐Gómez, J.A., Rodríguez‐Escudero, E., Medialdea, A., Herrero, M.J. New insights on the seismogenic potential of the Eastern Betic Shear Zone (SE Iberia): Quaternary activity and paleoseismicity of the SW segment of the Carrascoy Fault Zone. Tectonics 35 (1), 55–75, 2016; doi: 10.1002/2015TC003997

2015

  • Insua-Arévalo, J.M., García-Mayordomo, J., Salazar, A., Rodríguez-Escudero, E., Martín-Banda, R., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Canora, C., Martínez-Díaz, J.J. Paleoseismological evidence of Holocene activity of the Los Tollos Fault (Murcia, SE Spain): A lately formed Quaternary tectonic feature of the Eastern Betic Shear Zone. Journal of Iberian Geology 41 (3), 333–350, 2015; doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2015.v41.n3.49948
  • Alonso-Henar, J., Schreurs, G., Martinez-Díaz, J.J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Villamor, P. Neotectonic development of the El Salvador Fault Zone and implications for deformation in the Central America Volcanic Arc. Insights from 4D analogue modeling experiments. Tectonics 34, 133–151, 2015; doi: 10.1002/2014TC003723

2014

  • Canora, C., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Villamor, P., Staller, A., Berryman, K., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Capote, R., Díaz, M. Structural evolution of the El Salvador Fault Zone: an evolving fault system within a volcanic arc. Journal of Iberian Geology 40 (3), 471–488, 2014; doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2014.v40.n3.43559
  • Canora, C., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Insua-Arévalo, J.M., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Villamor, P., Alonso-Henar, J., Capote-Villar, R. The 1719 El Salvador Earthquake: An M> 7.0 Event in the Central American Volcanic Arc? Seismological Research Letters 85 (4), 784–793, 2014; doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220130150
  • González-Riancho, P., Aguirre-Ayerbe, I., García-Aguilar, O., Medina, R., González, M., Aniel-Quiroga, I., Gutiérrez, O.Q., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Larreynaga, J., Gavidia, F. Integrated tsunami vulnerability and risk assessment: application to the coastal area of El Salvador. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 14, 1223–1244, 2014; doi: 10.5194/nhess-14-1223-2014
  • Alonso-Henar, J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Martínez-Díaz, J.J. Constraints for the recent tectonics of the El Salvador Fault Zone, Central America Volcanic Arc, from morphotectonic analysis. Tectonophysics 623, 1–13, 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.03.012
  • Jiménez-Díaz, A., Ruiz, J., Pérez-Gussinyé, M., Kirby, J.F., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Tejero, R., Capote, R. Spatial variations of effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere in Central America and surrounding regions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391, 55–66, 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.01.042
  • Rodríguez-Escudero, E., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Insua-Arévalo, J.M., Capote, R. Tectonic setting of the recent damaging seismic series in the Southeastern Betic Cordillera, Spain. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 12 (5), 1831–1854, 2014; doi: 10.1007/s10518-013-9551-3

2013

  • González-Riancho, P., Aguirre-Ayerbe, I., Aniel-Quiroga, I., Abad, S., González, M., Larreynaga, J., Gavidia, F., Gutiérrez, O.Q., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Medina, R. Tsunami evacuation modeling as a tool for risk reduction: application to the coastal area of El Salvador, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13, 3249–3270, 2013; doi: 10.5194/nhess-13-3249-2013
  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Aniel-Quiroga, Í., Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, O.Q., Larreynaga, J., González, M., Castro, M., Gavidia, F., Aguirre-Ayerbe, I., González-Riancho, P., Carreño, E. Tsunami hazard assessment in El Salvador, Central America, from seismic sources through flooding numerical models, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13, 2927–2939, 2013; doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2927-2013
  • Alonso-Henar, J., Montero, W., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Insua-Arévalo, J.M., Rojas, W. The Aguacaliente Fault, source of the Cartago 1910 destructive earthquake (Costa Rica). Terra Nova 25, 368–373, 2013; doi: 10.1111/ter.12045

2012

  • Martínez-Díaz, J. J., Álvarez-Gómez, J. A., García-Mayordomo, J., Insua-Arévalo, J. M., Martín-González, F, Rodríguez-Peces, M. J. Interpretación tectónica de la fuente del terremoto de Lorca de 2011 (MW 5,2) y sus efectos superficiales. Boletín Geológico y Minero, 123 (4): 441-458, 2012.
  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Gutierrez Gutierrez, O.Q., Aniel-Quiroga, I., González, M. Tsunamigenic potential of outer-rise normal faults at the Middle America trench in Central America, Tectonophysics 574–575, 133-143, 2012; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.08.014
  • Canora, C., Villamor, P., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Berryman, K.R., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Capote, R., Hernández, W. Paleoseismic analysis of the San Vicente segment of the El Salvador Fault Zone, El Salvador, Central America. Geologica Acta 10, 103–123, 2012; doi: 10.1344/105.000001700
  • García-Mayordomo, J., Insua-Arévalo, J.M., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Jiménez-Díaz, A., Martín-Banda, R., Martín-Alfageme, S., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Rodríguez-Peces, M., Pérez-López, R., Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A., Masana, E., Martín-González, F., Giner-Robles, J., Nemser, E.S., Cabral, J. and QAFI Compilers. The Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI v.2.0). Journal of Iberian Geology 38 (1), 285–302, 2012; doi: 10.5209/rev_JIGE.2012.v38.n1.39219

2011

  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Aniel-Quiroga, Í., González, M., Olabarrieta, M., Carreño, E. Scenarios for earthquake-generated tsunamis on a complex tectonic area of diffuse deformation and low velocity: The Alboran Sea, Western Mediterranean, Marine Geology 284 (1–4), 55–73, 2011; doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2011.03.008
  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Aniel-Quiroga, Í., González, M., Otero, L. Tsunami hazard at the Western Mediterranean Spanish coast from seismic sources, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 11 (1), 227–240, 2011; doi: 10.5194/nhess-11-227-2011

2010

  • Canora, C., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Villamor, P., Berryman, K., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Pullinger, C., Capote, R. Geological and Seismological Analysis of the 13 February 2001 Mw 6.6 El Salvador Earthquake: Evidence for Surface Rupture and Implications for Seismic Hazard. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 100 (6), 2873–2890, 2010; doi: 10.1785/0120090377
  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Olabarrieta, M., González, M., Otero, L., Carreño, E., Solares, J.M. The impact of tsunamis on the Island of Majorca induced by North Algerian seismic sources. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 19, 367–383, 2010; doi: 10.3906/yer-0812-7
  • Lima, V.V., Miranda, J.M., Baptista, M.A., Catalão, J., Gonzalez, M., Otero, L., Olabarrieta, M., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Carreño, E. Impact of a 1755-like tsunami in Huelva, Spain. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 10 (1), 139–148, 2010; doi: 10.5194/nhess-10-139-2010

2008

  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Meijer, P.T., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Capote, R. Constraints from finite element modeling on the active tectonics of northern Central America and the Middle America Trench. Tectonics 27, 1–12 2008; doi: 10.1029/2007TC002162
  • Benito, B., Gaspar-Escribano, J., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., García-Rodríguez, M.J., Jiménez-Peña, M., Canora, C., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A. An approach for the identification of areas with higher expected damage and definition of priority levels for prevention plans in Murcia Province (SE Spain). Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Aplicata 49 (1), 3-16, 2008; link

2007

  • Ruiz, J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Tejero, R., Sánchez, N. Heat flow and thickness of a convective ice shell on Europa for grain size-dependent rheologies, Icarus 190 (1), 145–154, 2007; doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.03.015
  • Benito, B., Capote, R., Murphy, P., Gaspar-Escribano, J.M., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Tsige, M., Stich, D., García-Mayordomo, J., García Rodríguez, M.J., Jiménez, M.E., Insua-Arévalo, J.M., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., and Canora, C. An Overview of the Damaging and Low Magnitude Mw 4.8 La Paca Earthquake on 29 January 2005: Context, Seismotectonics, and Seismic Risk Implications for Southeast Spain, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 97 (3), 671–690, 2007; doi: 10.1785/0120050150

2005

  • Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., García-Mayordomo, J., Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Capote, R. SeriesBuster: a Matlab program to extract spatio-temporal series from an earthquake database, Computers & Geosciences 31 , 521–525, 2005; doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2004.11.003

2004

  • Martínez-Díaz, J.J., Álvarez-Gómez, J.A., Benito, B., Hernández, D. Triggering of destructive eartquakes in El Salvador. Geology 32 (1), 65–68, 2004; doi: 10.1130/G20089.1

Current research Projects

As principal researcher:

AC-DCFS: Development of an Automated Computation system of Coulomb Failure Stress variations after relevant earthquakes in real time.
Spanish Geological Survey

As member of the research team:

InterGeoSima: Analysis and Monitoring of the Seismogenic Behavior of Intersegment regions of Active Strike-Slip Faults
Ministry of Economy

Previous Positions

Researcher at Environmental Hydraulics Institute “IH Cantabria”
2009 – 2011

Researcher at National Geographic Institute, National Seismic Network
2007 – 2009

Researcher at Complutense University of Madrid
2007

Pre-doc researcher at Complutense University of Madrid
2003 – 2006

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