Chastity Aiken

Chastity Aiken

Laboratoire Aléas géologiques et Dynamique sédimentaire (PDG-REM-GM-LAD)

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+33 (0)2 98 22 40 40

Employer : Ifremer

Site : Brest

Postal address : Centre Bretagne - ZI de la Pointe du Diable - CS 10070 - 29280 Plouzané


Present position

Seismologist, Researcher

Research Interests

My research interests are the observation, monitoring, detection, and characterization of earthquake and slow slip activities in multiple tectonic environments around the world using offshore and land-based seismic data. My study regions predominantly include geothermal areas and strike-slip faults in places such as Japan, the US west coast, western Canada, the Caribbean. In the future, the Sea of Marmara will be included.


2015 PhD, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2010 BS, Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Professional Experience

2017, Visiting Scholar, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

2016-2017, Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin

2015-2016, Visiting Scholar, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo



Gutscher Marc-Andre, Royer Jean-Yves, Graindorge David, Murphy Shane, Klingelhoefer Frauke, Aiken Chastity, Cattaneo Antonio, Barreca Giovanni, Quetel Lionel, Riccobene Giorgio, Petersen Florian, Urlaub Morelia, Krastel Sebastian, Gross Felix, Kopp Heidrun, Margheriti Lucia, Beranzoli Laura (2019). Fiber optic monitoring of active faults at the seafloor: I the FOCUS project . Photoniques , Special EOS(Issue 3), 32-37 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Aiken John M., Aiken Chastity, Cotton Fabrice (2018). A Python Library for Teaching Computation to Seismology Students . Seismological Research Letters , 89(3), 1165-1171 .
Aiken Chastity, Meng Xiaofeng, Hardebeck Jeanne (2018). Testing for the ‘predictability’ of dynamically triggered earthquakes in The Geysers geothermal field . Earth And Planetary Science Letters , 486, 129-140 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Aiken Chastity, Chao Kevin, Conzalez-Huizar Hector, Doitilly Roby, Peng Zhigang, Deschamps Anne, Calais Eric, Haase Jennifer S. (2016). Exploration of remote triggering: A survey of multiple fault structures in Haiti . Earth And Planetary Science Letters , 455, 14-24 .