Hamiel Yariv


Name: Yariv Hamiel

Email: Yariv@gsi.gov.il

Tel: 02-5314309
Mobile: 050-6235360 






Senior researcher
Head, Geological hazards and geological engineering division



Research interests:

  • Earthquake and fault mechanics.
  • Geodesy.
  • Plate Tectonics.











Main projects and grants:

  • From fault creep to earthquakes: Probing the Dead Sea Fault using space geodesy and seismology (funded by ISF).
  • Crustal deformation at the intersection between the Dead Sea transform and Carmel-Faria-Gilboa Fault System inferred from geophysical data, field measurements and mechanical models (funded by the Ministry of Energy).



  : Key publications


Hamiel Y., Piatibratova O., and Mizrahi Y. (2016). Creep along the northern Jordan Valley section of the Dead Sea Fault.

Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2494–2501, doi:10.1002/2016GL067913.
Dembo N., Hamiel Y., and Granot R. (2015). Intraplate rotational deformation induced by faults. J. Geophys. Res., 120, 7308-7321,

Masson F., Hamiel Y., Agnon A., Klinger Y., and Deprez A. (2015). Variable behavior of the Dead Sea Fault along the southern

Arava segment from GPS measurements. C.R. Geosci., 347, 161-169.
Hamiel Y., Baer G., Kalindekafe L., Dombola K., and Chindandali  P. (2012). Seismic and aseismic slip evolution and deformation associated

with the 2009–2010 northern Malawi earthquake swarm,

East African Rift. Geophys. J. Int., 191, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05673.x.
Sadeh M., Hamiel Y., Ziv A., Bock Y., Fang P., and Wdowinski S. (2012). Crustal deformation along the Dead Sea transform

and the Carmel fault inferred from 12 years of GPS measurements. J. Geophys. Res.,


Guerrieri L., Baer G., Hamiel Y., Amit R., Blumetti A.M., Comerci V., di Manna P., Michetti A.M., Salamon A.,

Mushkin A., Sileo G., and Vittori E., (2010). InSAR data as a field guide for

mapping minor earthquake surface ruptures: Ground displacements along the Paganica Fault during the 6 April 2009 L'Aquila earthquake,

J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JB007579.
Baer G., Hamiel Y. (2010). Form and growth of an embryonic continental rift: InSAR observations and modelling of the 2009 western

Arabia rifting episode. Geophys. J. Int.,

182, 155–167.
Hamiel Y., Amit R., Begin Z.B., Marco S., Katz O., Salamon A., Zilberman E., and Porat N., (2009). The Seismicity along the Dead Sea

Fault during the Last 60,000 Years. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 99, 2020 – 2026.
Baer G., Hamiel Y., Shamir G., Nof. R. (2008). Evolution of a magma-driven earthquake swarm and triggering of the nearby Oldoinyo

Lengai eruption, as resolved by  InSAR, ground observations and elastic modeling,

East African Rift, 2007. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 272, 1-2, 339-352.
Barbot, S., Hamiel Y., and Fialko Y. (2008). Space geodetic investigation of the coseismic and postseismic deformation due to the

2003 Mw7.2 Altai earthquake:Implications for the local lithospheric rheology, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B03403, doi:10.1029/2007JB005063.

Hamiel Y., and Fialko Y. (2007). Structure and mechanical properties

of faults in the North Anatolian Fault system from InSAR observations of coseismic

deformation due to the 1999 Izmit (Turkey) earthquake. J. Geophys Res., 112, B07412, doi:10.1029/2006 JB004777.


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