C J Ebinger, CV (February, 2024)

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Ernst, G., d’Oreye, N., Kervyn, F., Yirgu, G., Ebinger, C., D. Tedesco, N. Pagliuca, F. Lukaya, T. Wright, E. Calais, Active volcanism and continental rifting in East Africa, J. African Earth Sciences Special Volume, 58, 2010.

Yirgu, G., C. Ebinger, and P. Maguire (eds.), The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 259, 323pp., 2006.

Fowler, C.M.R., C. J. Ebinger, and C. J. Hawkesworth, (eds.), Early Earth, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub., 199, 2002.

Ebinger, C.J., H. Gupta, and I. Nyambok, (eds.), Seismology and Related Sciences in Africa, Tectonophysics, 209, 1992.


Hurtado-Pulido*, D. C., R. Amer, C. Ebinger, H. Holcomb* (2024), Variations in subsidence along the Gulf of Mexico passive margin from Airborne-LiDAR data and time series InSAR, J. Geophysical Research Earth Surfaces, in press.

Ebinger, C. J., M. Reiss, I. Bastow, M. M. Karanja* (2024), Shallow sources of upper mantle seismic anisotropy in East Africa, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,


Kounoudis, R., I. Bastow; C.J. Ebinger; F. Darbyshire; C. Ogden; M. Musila; F. Ugo; A. Ayele; G. Sullivan; R. Bendick; N. Mariita; G. Kianji (2023), Thermomechanical modification of the lithosphere below the multiply-rifted Turkana Depression, East Africa: Implications for the development of rifting and magmatism, EPSL,

Alemayehu, S., A. Aoudia, A. Ayele, S. Pachhai, H. R. Thapa, C. J. Ebinger, R. Kherchouche, M. Guidarelli, S. Kim, (2023), Structure of the crust-uppermost mantle beneath the Ethiopian volcanic province using ambient seismic noise and teleseismic P wave coda autocorrelation. Tectonophysics869, p.230092.  

Musila, M.*, C. J. Ebinger, I. D. Bastow, G. Sullivan*, S. J. Oliva, E. Knappe^, M. Perry^, R. Kounoudis*, C. S. Ogden^, R. Bendick, S. Mwangi*, N. Mariita, G. Kianji, E. Kraus*, F. Illsley-Kemp^ (2023), Active deformation constraints on the Nubia-Somalia Plate Boundary through Heterogeneous Lithosphere of the Turkana Depression, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, e2023GC010982.

Ebinger, C.J., J. van Wijk, L. Olaka, C. Mériaux, K. Fontijn (2023), All scales must be considered to understand rifts, Nature Geoscience, 209-210.

Pugh, S., A. Boyce, I. Bastow, S. Cottaar, C. Ebinger (2023), Spatial distribution of upper mantle heterogeneity beneath Africa, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,

Boyce, A., I. Bastow, C.J. Ebinger, S. Cottaar (2023), Insights into East African flood basalts, rifting and topography revealed by new constraints on mantle wavespeed and discontinuity structure below the Turkana Depression, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,

Ogden*, C., I. D. Bastow, C.J. Ebinger, A.  Ayele, R.  Kounoudis*, M. Musila*, R. Bendick, N. Mariita, G. Kianji, G. Sullivan*, B.  Kibret (2023), The development of multiple phases of superposed rifting in the Turkana Depression, East Africa: Evidence from receiver functions, EPSL,  

Olaka, L. and C.J. Ebinger (2023), Tectonic and paleoclimatic setting for hominin evolution in East Africa, in McHenry, L., (editor), Geology and Paleoanthropology of the East African Rift, Elements, DOI: 10.2138/gselements.192.82, 2023


Iacopini, D., Tavani, S., Pentagallo, S., Maselli V., Dottore Stagna, M., Ebinger C.,  Reynolds, D. (2022), Architecture, structural and tectonic significance of the Seagap fault in the framework of the Somali basin, East African Rift, Basin Research,, 2022.

Ruiz*, M., F. Civilini^, C. J. Ebinger, S. J. Oliva*, Precursory signal detected for the 2018 Sierra Negra volcanic eruption, Galapagos, using seismic ambient noise, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2021JB022990.

Oliva*, S. J., Ebinger, C. J., Rivalta, E., Wauthier, C., Williams, C., & Currie, C. State-of-stress and stress rotations: quantifying the role of surface topography and subsurface density contrasts in magmatic rift zones (Eastern Rift, Africa). Earth and Planetary Science Letters,

Stainer*, A., T. Rooney, G. Girard, N. Rogers, C. J. Ebinger, L. Peterson, R. Philips (2022), Initial Cenozoic Magmatic Activity in East Africa: New Geochemical Constraints on Magma Distribution within the Eocene Continental Flood Basalt Province, J. Geol. Soc London Spec. Publication, 528.


Kounoudis*, R., I.D. Bastow, C.J. Ebinger, C. S. Ogden*, R. Bendick, A. Ayele, N. Mariita, G. Kianji, G. Wigham, M. Musila*, and B. Kibret*, Body wave tomographic imaging of the Turkana Depression: Implications for rift development and plume-lithosphere interactions, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 2021GC009782, 2021.

Bell, A., P.C. LaFemina, M. Ruiz, F. Amelung, M. Bagnardi, C. J. Bean, B. Bernard, C. J. Ebinger, M. Gleeson, J. Grannell, S. Hernandez, M. Higgins, C. Liorzou, P. Lundgren, N. J. Meier, M. Molhoff, S.J. Oliva*, A. Gorki-Ruiz, M. J. Stock, Caldera resurgence during the 2018 eruption of Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos Islands, Nature Communications, 12, 1-9.

Reiss^, M.C., J. D. Muirhead, F. Link, A. S. Laizer*, E.O. Kazimoto, C J. Ebinger, G. Rümpker, (2020), Complex rift magma interactions drive volcanism at Oldoinyo Lengai volcano, Frontiers in Geoscience, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2020.609805.   2020


Zheng*, W., S. Oliva*, C. J. Ebinger, M. Pritchard, Aseismic deformation during extension: InSAR and seismic evidence from the 2014 Mw 5.2 earthquake near Karonga, Malawi, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:

Russell, J. M., Barker, P., Cohen, A., Ivory, S., Kimirei, I., Lane, C., … & Noren, A. (2020). ICDP workshop on the Lake Tanganyika Scientific Drilling Project: a late Miocene–present record of climate, rifting, and ecosystem evolution from the world’s oldest tropical lake. Scientific Drilling27, 53-60.

Ebinger, C. J., Recipe for rifting: Flavours of East Africa, in D. Alderton and S. Elias (eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology, 2nd Edition, Academic Press , 2020.

Maselli, V., D. Iacopini, C. J. Ebinger, D. Kroon, S. Tewari, H. de Haas, B. S. Wade, P. N. Pearson, M. Francis, G. Milne, Margin instability at the onset of rifting in Tanzania, East Africa. Nature Communications, 11, 1-10, 2020,

Pritchard, R. M. Allen, T. W. Becker, M. D. Behn, E. E. Brodsky, R. Bürgmann, C. J. Ebinger, J. T. Freymueller, M. Gerstenberger, Y. Kaneko, S. D. Jacobsen, N. Lindsey, J. J. McGuire, M. Page, S. Ruiz, M. Tolstoy; L. Wallace; W. R. Walter, W. Wilcock, H. Vincent, New opportunities to study earthquake precursors, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91 (5), 2444-2447, 2020.Hwang, L. J., T. Ahern, C. J. Ebinger, W. L. Ellsworth, G. Euler, E. Okal, P. G. Okubo, W. R. Walter, Rescuing legacy seismic data FAIR’ly, Seismol. Research Letters,

Accardo*, N. J., J. B. Gaherty, D. J. Shillington, E. Hopper, A. A. Nyblade, C. J. Ebinger, C. A. Scholz, P. R. N. Chindandali, R. Wambura-Ferdinand, G. Mbogoni, J. B. Russell, B. K. Holtzman, C. Havlin, C. Class (2020), Thermo-chemical modification of the upper mantle beneath the northern Malawi rift constrained from shear velocity imaging, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 10.1029/2019GC008843, 2020.

Shillington, D. J., N. Accardo*, P. Chindandali, E. Onyango, C. A. Scholz, C. J. Ebinger, J. Gaherty, A. Nyblade (2020), Controls on intrarift faulting in the North Basin of the Malawi (Nyasa) Rift, East Africa, Tectonics, 39, e2019TC005633.

Muirhead, J., T. P. Fischer, *S. J. Oliva, A. Laizer*, E. J. Judd, H. Lee, E. Kazimoto, Y. Sano, N. Takahata, C. Tiberi, J. van Wijk, J. Dufek, S. Foley, C. Currie, C. J. Ebinger (2020), Displacement of cratonic mantle and lithospheric channeling concentrates deep carbon during continental rifting, Nature, 582,

Ranganai, R., O. Gwavava, C. J. Ebinger, K. A. Whaler, Configuration of Late Archaean Chilimanzi and Razi Suites of Granites, South-Central Zimbabwe Craton, From Gravity Modelling: Geotectonic Implications, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2020


Knappe*, E., R. Bendick, C. J. Ebinger, Y. Birhanu, E. Lewi, M. Floyd, R. King, N. Mariita, T. Timtime, B. Bekele, B. Deresse, M. Musila*, J. Kanoti, M. Perry* (2019), Accommodation of East African Rifting across the Turkana Depression, J. Geophysical Research, 10.1029/2019JB018469

Ebinger, C.J., *S. J. Oliva, T.Q. Pham, *K. Peterson, P. Chindandali, F. Illsley-Kemp, *C. Drooff, R. Gallacher, D. Shillington, A. Nyblade, J. Gaherty, G. Mulibo, Kinematics of active deformation in the Malawi rift, Africa,  Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., accepted July,  2019.

Oliva*, S.J., C. J. Ebinger, C. Wauthier, J. Muirhead, S. Roecker, E. Rivalta, S. Heimann (2018), Insights into fault-magma interactions in an early-stage continental rift from source mechanisms and correlated volcano-tectonic earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Letts., doi: 10.1029/2018GL080866.

Lavayssière*, A., C. Drooff*, C. J. Ebinger, R. Gallacher, F. Illsley-Kemp, S. Oliva*, D.B. Keir, K. Mtelela, (2018) Along-axis segmentation and lower crustal earthquakes:  Seismicity of the southern Tanganyika rift zone, Tectonics, doi: 10.1029/2018TC005379.

Pagli, C., S-H. Yun, C. J. Ebinger, D. Keir, H. Wang, The origin of strike-slip tectonics in continental rift zones, Geology, DOI:10.1130/G45345.1, 2019.


Grijalva, A., Nyblade, A.A., Homman, K., Accardo, N.J., Gaherty, J.B., Ebinger, C.J., Shillington, D.J., Chindandali, P.R., Mbogoni, G., Ferdinand, R.W. and Mulibo, G., Seismic evidence for plume‐and craton‐influenced upper mantle structure beneath the northern Malawi rift and the Rungwe volcanic province, East Africa. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi: 10.1029/2018GC007730.

Tiberi, C., S. Gautier, C. Ebinger, S. Roecker, M. Plasman, J. Albaric. S. Peyrat, J. Déverchère, J. Perrot, R. Ferdinand-Wambura, G. Mulibo, G. Kianji, Lithospheric modification by extension and magmatism at a craton edge: The Northern Tanzanian Divergence, Geophys. J. Int., 216(3), 1693-1710, 2018.

Borrego, A. A. Nyblade, N. Accardo, J. B. Gaherty, C. J. Ebinger, D. J. Shillington, P. R. N. Chindandali, G. Mbogoni, R. Wambura-Ferdinand, G. Mulibo, J. P. O’Donnell, M. Kachingwe, G. Tepp, Crustal structure surrounding the northern Malawi rift and beneath the Rungwe volcanic province, Africa, in press,  Geophys. J. Int., 2018.

Tepp*, G., C. J. Ebinger, H. Zal, N. Accardo, D. J. Shillington, J. Gaherty, D. Keir, A. A. Nyblade, G. J. Mbogoni, P. R. N. Chindandali, R. Ferdinand-Wambura, G. D. Mulibo, G. Kamihanda, R. Gallacher, Seismic anisotropy of the upper mantle below magmatic and weakly magmatic sectors of the Western rift, Africa, J. Geophysical Research, DOI:10.1029/2017JB015409, 2018.

Illsley-Kemp, F., D. Keir, B., C. J. Ebinger, B. Gezahegn, J. M. Kendall, J. O. S. Hammond, A. Ayele, Seismicity during continental breakup in the Red Sea rift of Northern Afar, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 2345-2362,


Colantoni, E., G. Colantoni, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, Indagini geofisiche e archeologiche nel Parco di Villa Severi ad Arezzo (2012-2013), Atti e Memorie della Accademia Petrarca di Lettere, Arti, e Scienze, Nuova Serie LXXVIII, Anno 2016,  243-256, 2017.

Lee, H., Fischer, T.P., Muirhead, J.D., Ebinger, C.J., Kattenhorn, S.A., Sharp, Z.D., Kianji, G., Takahata, N. and Sano, Y., 2017. Incipient rifting accompanied by the release of subcontinental lithospheric mantle volatiles in the Magadi and Natron basin, East Africa. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res.,

Weinstein*, A., S. J. Oliva*, C.J. Ebinger, S. Roecker, C. Tiberi, C., E. Witkin*, M. Aman*, R. Hadfield*, S. Gautier, A. Muzuka, G. Mulibo, G. Kianji, M. Msabi, R. Ferdinand-Wambura, J. Albaric, C. Lambert*, A. Rodzianko, Active deformation and magmatism during early stage rifting of Archaean lithosphere in the Eastern rift, Africa, G-cubed,  2017. 

Hodgson, I., F. Illsley-Kemp, D. Keir, C. J. Ebinger, K. Mtelela, Magmatic activity at a young continental rift: A receiver function study from the Tanganyika rift, in Gu, J., editor, Special Issue of Tectonics, 10.1002/2017TC004477, 2017.

Ebinger, C. J., Keir, D., I. Bastow, K. Whaler, J. Hammond, A. Ayele, M. S. Miller, C. Tiberi, S. Hautot, (2017), Crustal structure of rift zones in Africa: Implications for global crustal processes, in Gu, J., editor, Special Issue of Tectonics, 10.1002/2017TC004526.

Roecker, S., C. Ebinger, C. Tiberi, G. Mulibo, R. Ferdinand-Wambura, K. Mtelela, A. Muzuka, G. Kianji, S. Gautier, J. Albaric, S. Peyrat, Subsurface Images of the Eastern Rift, Africa, from the Joint Inversion of Body Waves, Surface Waves, and Gravity: Investigating the Role of Fluids in Early-Stage Continental Rifting, Geophys. J. Int., in revision, 2017.

Accardo, N., J.B. Gaherty, D. J. Shillington, C.J. Ebinger, A. A. Nyblade, G. J. Mbogoni, PRN Chindandali, R. Ferdinand-Wambura, G. D. Mulibo, G. Kamihanda, D. Keir, C. Scholz, K. Selway, J. P. O’Donnell, G. Tepp*, R. Gallacher, K. Mtelela, J. Salmina, A. Mruma, Surface-wave imaging of the weakly-extended Malawi Rift from ambient-noise and teleseismic Rayleigh waves, GJI,209(3), 1892-1905.

Plasman, M., C. Tiberi, C. Ebinger, S. Roecker, S. Gautier, J. Albaric, S. Peyrat, S. Perrot, J. Déverchère, B. LeGall., P. Tarits, S. Hautot, R. Ferdinand-Wambura, A. Muzuka, G. Mulibo, K. Mtelela, M. Msabi, G. Kianji, N. Rasendra, R. Gama, Lithospheric structure of the North Tanzanian Divergence, East African rift, estimated from receiver functions, in revision Geophys. J. Int., 210(2), pp.931-950.

Davidge*, L., C.J. Ebinger, M. Ruiz, G. Tepp, F. Amelung, D. Geist, D. Coté, Seismicity patterns during a period of inflation at Sierra Negra volcano, Galápagos Islands, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 462, 162-172. 2017.


Shillington, D.J., J. B. Gaherty, C. J. Ebinger, C.A. Scholz, K. Selway, A.A. Nyblade, P. Bedrosian, C. Class, S. L. Nooner, M. E. Pritchard, J. Elliott, Acquisition of a Unique Onshore/Offshore Geophysical and Geochemical Dataset in the Northern Malawi (Nyasa) Rift. Seismological Research Letters87(6), pp.1406-1416, 2016.

Quillen, A., D. Giannella, J. Shaw, C.J. Ebinger. Crustal failure on icy moons and satellites from strong tidal encounters, Icarus, 275, pp.267-280., 2016.

Tepp, G., Ebinger, C.J., and Yun, S-H., Spectral analyses of dike-induced earthquakes in Afar, Ethiopia, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2015JB012658, 2016.

Lee, H., J. Muirhead, T. Fischer, C. J. Ebinger, S. Kattenhorn, G. Kianji, Massive emission of mantle CO2 along faults in the East African Rift, Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/NGEO2622, 2016.


Ranganai, R., Whaler, K., and Ebinger, C. J., Aeromagnetic Interpretation in the south-central Zimbabwe Craton: (Re-appraisal of) Crustal Structure and Tectonic Implications, Int. J. Earth Sciences, 10.1007/s00531-015-1279-7, 2015.

Wood, D., H. Zal, C. A. Scholz, C. J. Ebinger, I. Nizéré, Evolution of the Kivu rift, East Africa: Interplays between tectonics and magmatism, Basin Research, doi: 10.111/bre.12143.

Ayele, A., C. Ebinger, C. van Alstyne, D. Keir, C. W. Nixon, M. Belachew, J. O. S. Hammond, M. Belachew, in D. Ferguson, C. Vye-Brown, T. Wright, T. Kidane, Seismicity of the central Afar rift and implications for Tendaho Dam hazards in Magmatic Rifting in East Africa rift , J. Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub., doi: 10.1144/SP420.9.


Zhang, X., C. A. Scholz, R. E. Hecky, D. A. Wood, H. Zal, C. J. Ebinger, Climatic control of the Late Quaternary turbidite sedimentology of Lake Kivu, East Africa: Implications for deep mixing and geological hazards, Geology, 42, 811-814, 2014.

Ebinger, C., and J. van Wijk, Roadmap to continental rupture: Is obliquity the roadmap to success? Geology, 42(3), 271-272.

Rychert, C. A., Harmon, N., & Ebinger, C., 2014, Receiver function imaging of lithospheric structure and the onset of melting beneath the Galápagos Archipelago. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 388, 156-165.

Benoit, M., C. Ebinger, M. Crampton, 2014, Orogenic bending around a rigid Proterozoic block beneath the Central Appalachian Mountains, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts.,

Tepp, G., C. Ebinger, M. Belachew, M. Ruiz, Imaging a rapidly deforming ocean island volcano: Sierra Negra, Galápagos, J. Geophysical Research, 119(1), 442-463, 2014.


Ball, P., G. Eagles, C. Ebinger, J. Totterdell, K. McClay, P. Trifonova, Evolution of the Great Australian Bight, southern Australian passive margins from integrated geophysical studies, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., DOI 10.1002/ggge.201602013.

Ebinger, C. J., J. van Wijk, D. Keir, The time scales of continental rifting: Implications for global processes, in M. Bickford (ed.), Tectonics: 50 years after the revolution, in Bickford, M.E., ed., The Web of Geological Sciences: Advances, Impacts, and Interactions: Geological Society of America Special Paper 500, 371-396, 2013.

Hammond, JOS., J-M. Kendall, G. W. Stuart, C. Ebinger, I. Bastow, D. Keir, A. Ayele, M. Belachew, B. Goitom, G. Ogubazaghi, T. J. Wright, Mantle upwelling and segmentation beneath the Afar Depression, Geology, 10.1130/G33925.1


Belachew, M., C. Ebinger, D. Coté, Time-space source mechanisms for brittle failure events accompanying large volume dike intrusions in Afar, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs076, 907-917, 2012.

Rychert, C., J. Hammond, N. Harmon, J-M. Kendall, D. Keir, C. J. Ebinger, I. Bastow, A. Ayele, M. Belachew, Seismically imaging destruction of continental lithosphere beneath the Ethiopian and Afar rift systems, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO14552012.

Wright, T., F. Sigmundsson, A. Ayele, M. Belachew, B. Brandsdottir, E. Calais, C. Ebinger, P. Einarsson, I. Hamling, D. Keir, E. Lewi, C. Pagli, R. Pedersen, Geophysical constraints on the dynamics of spreading centres from rifting episodes on land, Nature Geosciences (review article), 5, 242-249 , 2012.

Pagli, C., T. Wright, C. Ebinger, S-H. Yun, J. R. Cann, T. Barnie, A. Ayele, High magma supply at a slow spreading segment and dynamics of its axial magma chamber, Nature Geosciences, 5, 284-287, 2012.

Ebinger, C., and C. A. Scholz, Continental rift basins: An East African perspective, in Busby, C. and A. Azor, Sedimentary Basins, 2012.

Ebinger, C., The East African rift system, in Bally, B., and D. G. Roberts (eds.), Phanerozoic Geology of the World, in press, 2012.

Leroy, S. and 14 others, 2012. From rifting to oceanic spreading in the Gulf of Aden: A synthesis, Arabian J. Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-011-0475-4


Hammond, J.O.S., J-M. Kendall, G. W. Stuart, D. Keir, C. Ebinger, A. Ayele, M. Belachew, The nature of the crust beneath the Afar triple junction: evidence from receiver functions, Geophys. Geochem. Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2011GC003738, 2011.

Keir, D., M. Belachew, C. J. Ebinger, J-M. Kendall, J.O.S. Hammond, G.W. Stuart, A. Ayele, Evidence for melt-induced seismic anisotropy of the upper crust at the Afar triple junction, Nature Communications, 2, 285, 2011.

Belachew, M., C. Ebinger, D. Coté, D. Keir, J. V. Rowland, J. O. S. Hammond, and A. Ayele, Comparison of dike intrusions in an incipient seafloor-spreading segment in Afar, Ethiopia: Seismicity perspectives, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B06405, doi:10.1029/2010JB007908, 2011.

Watremez, L., S. Leroy, S. Rouzo, E. d’Acremont, P. Unternehr, C. Ebinger, F. Lucazeau, A. Al-Lazki, The crustal structure of the northeastern Gulf of Aden continental margin: Insights from wide-angle seismic data, Geophys. J. Int., 184, 575-594, 2011.


Ebinger, C., M. Belachew, Active passive margins, Nature Geoscience, 3, 670-671, 2010.

Leroy, S., F. Lucazeau, E. d’Acremont, L. Watremez, J. Autin, S. Rouzo, N. Bellahsen, C. Ebinger, M.-O. Beslier, C. Tiberi, J. Perrot, P. Razin, F. Rolandone, G. Stuart, A. Al-Lazki, K. Al-Toubi, A. Bonneville, B. Goutourbe, P. Huchon, P. Unternehr, K. Khanbari, 2010. Contrasted styles of rifting in the eastern Gulf of Aden: A wide angle multi-channel seismic and heat flow survey, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, doi:10.1029/2009GC002963.

Coté, D., A. Quillen, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, M. Belachew, Low frequency hybrid earthquakes near a magma chamber in Afar: Quantifying path effects, Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am., 100, doi: 10.1785/0120090111 , 2010.

Beutel, E., J. van Wijk, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, A. Agostini, Formation and stability of magmatic segments in the Main Ethiopian and Afar rifts, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.02.006, 2010.

Ebinger, C., A. Ayele, D. Keir, J.V. Rowland, G. Yirgu, T. Wright, M. Belachew, I. Hamling, Length and timescales of rift faulting and magma intrusion: the Afar rifting Cycle from 2005 to Present, Ann. Revs. Earth Planet Sci., 38, doi:10.1146/annrev-earth-040809-152333, 2010.


Ayele, A., D. Keir, C. Ebinger, T. Wright, G. Stuart, E. Jacques, G. Ogubazghi, J. Sholan, The September 2005 mega-dike emplacement in the Manda-Hararo (Afar) nascent oceanic rift; Insights from seismicity, Geophys. Res. Letters, doi:10.1029/2009GL039605, 2009.

Biggs, J., E. Anthony, C. Ebinger, Multiple active volcanoes in the Eastern rift, Africa, Geology, doi:10.1029/2007GL032781, 2009.

Basuyau, C., C. Tiberi, S. Leroy, G. Stuart, A. Al-Lazki, K. Al-Toubi, C. Ebinger, Evidence of partial melting beneath a continental margin: case of Dhofar, in the Northern Gulf of Aden (Sultanate of Oman), Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04438.x, 2009.

Hamling, I., A. Ayele, E. Calais, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, E. Lewi, T. Wright, G. Yirgu, Geodetic observations of new dyke intrusions in the Dabbahu rift segment, Afar, Ethiopia, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04163.x, 2009.

Keir, D., A. Ayele, E. Calais, I. Hamling, C. Ebinger, T. J. Wright, E. Jacques, M. Kassim, J.O.S. Hammond, Manahloh Belachew, E. Baker, J. Rowland, Repeated dike injection sourced beneath the center of the Dabbahu segment, Afar rift, Geology, 37, 59-62, doi:10.1130/G25147A.1 2009.


Calais, E., N. d’Oreye , J. Albaric , A. Deschamps , D. Delvaux , J. Déverchère , C. Ebinger, R. Ferdinand , F. Kervyn , A. Macheyeki , A. Oyen , J. Perrot , E. Saria , B. Smets , D. Stamps , C. Wauthier, Aseismic strain accommodation by dyking in a youthful continental rift, East Africa Nature, 456, doi:10.1038/nature07478, 2008.

Waltham, D., R. Hall, H. P. Smyth, and C. Ebinger, Basin formation by volcanic arc loading, Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Pub. 436, 11-26, 2008.

Ebinger, C., Keir, D., Ayele, A., Belachew, M., Calais, E., Wright, T., Campbell, E., Buck, R., Magma intrusion and faulting processes in a zone of continental rupture: Seismicity of the Dabbahu (Afar) rift, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03877.x, 2008.

Ranganai, R., and C. Ebinger, Aeromagnetic and Landsat TM structural interpretation for identifying regional groundwater exploration targets, south-central Zimbabwe craton, J. Applied Geophysics, 65, 73-83, 2008.

Ranganai, R., Whaler, K., Ebinger, C., Gravity anomaly patterns in the south-central Zimbabwe Archaean craton, J. Afri. Earth Sci., 51, 257-276, 2008.

Stamps, S., Calais, E., Saria, E., Mbede, E., Hartnady, C., Nocquet, J.-M., Ebinger, C., Fernandes, R., A kinematic model for the East African rift system, Geophys. Res. Lett., L05304, doi:10.1029/ 2007GL032781, 2008.

Daly, E., D. Keir., C. Ebinger, G. Stuart, A. Ayele, & D. Waltham, Crustal structure of the northern Main Ethiopian Rift from a tomographic inversion of local earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int., 172, 1033–1048, 2008.


Ebinger, C., Yirgu, G., Wright, T., Calais, E., Lewi, E., Ocean birth through rifting and rupture, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 161-165, 2007.

Kurz, T., R. Gloaguen, C. Ebinger, M. Casey, B. Abebe, Deformation distribution and type in the Main Ethiopian rift (MER): A remote sensing study, J. Afri. Earth Sci., doi:10.1016/j.afrearsci.2006.10.008, 2007.

Rowland, J., E. Baker, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, T. Kidane, J. Biggs, N. Hayward, Fault growth at a nascent slow-spreading ridge: 2005 Dabbahu rifting episode, Afar, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03584.x, 2007.

Ebinger, C., Continental rifting and breakup processes: Insights from East Africa, in Africa’s Great Rift: Diversity and Unity, Brussels, 25-41, 2007.

Tiberi, C., S. Leroy, E. d’Acremont, N. Bellahsen, C. Ebinger, A. Pointu, Structure of the northeastern Gulf of Aden from receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03294.x, 2007.


Wright, T., C. Ebinger, J. Biggs, A. Ayele, G. Yirgu, D. Keir, A. Stork, Magma-maintained rift segmentation at continental rupture in the 2005 Afar dyking episode, Nature, 442, doi:10.1038/nature04978, 2006.

Keir, D., C. Ebinger, G. Stuart, E. Daly, and A. Ayele, Strain accommodation by magmatism and faulting at continental breakup: Seismicity of the northern Ethiopian rift, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B05314, doi:10.1029/2005JB003748, 2006.

Stuart, G., I. Bastow, and C. Ebinger, Crustal structure of the northern Main Ethiopian rift from receiver function studies, in G. Yirgu, C. Ebinger, and P. Maguire, The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 259, 253-268, 2006.

Ayalew, D., E. Bourdon, C. Ebinger, E. Wolfenden, G. Yirgu, Temporal compositional variation of early syn-rift rhyolites along the western Red Sea margin and northern Main Ethiopian rift, in G. Yirgu, C. Ebinger, and P. Maguire, The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 259, 121-130, 2006.

Casey, M., C. Ebinger, D. Keir, R. Gloaguen, F. Mohamed, Extension by dyke extension and faulting in an incipient oceanic rift: Ethiopian rift, Africa, in G. Yirgu, C. Ebinger, and P. Maguire, The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 259, 143-164, 2006.

Calais, E., C. Ebinger, C. Hartnady and J. M. Nocquet, Mantle-driven plate motions in the East African rift?, in G. Yirgu, C. Ebinger, and P. Maguire, The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 259,9-22, 2006.

Kidane, T., C. Ebinger, B. Abebe, E. Platzman, D. Keir, P. Lahitte, P. Rochette, Palaeomagnetic constraints on continental breakup processes: Observations from the Main Ethiopian rift, in G. Yirgu, C. Ebinger, and P. Maguire, The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 259, 165-184, 2006.


Keir, D., J.-M. Kendall, & C. Ebinger, Variations in late syn-rift melt alignment inferred from shear-wave splitting in crustal earthquakes beneath the Ethiopian rift, Geophys. Res. Letts., 32, doi:10.1029/2005GL024150, 2005.

Tiberi, C., C. Ebinger, V. Ballu, G. Stuart, and B. Oluma, Inverse models of gravity data from the Red Sea-Gulf of Aden-Ethiopian rift triple junction zone, Geophys J. Int., 163, 775-787, 2005.

Bastow, I., G. W. Stuart, J.-M. Kendall, and C. Ebinger, Upper mantle seismic structure in a region of incipient continental breakup: northern Ethiopian rift, Geophys. J. Int., 162, 479-493, 2005.

Wolfenden, E., C. Ebinger, G. Yirgu, P. Renne, and S.P. Kelley, Evolution of the southern Red Sea rift: Birth of a magmatic margin, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 117, 846-864, 2005.

Ebinger, C., Continental breakup: The East African perspective, Astronomy & Geophysics, 46, 2.16-2.21, 2005.

Kendall, J.-M., G. Stuart, C. Ebinger, I. Bastow, D. Keir, Magma-assisted rifting in Ethiopia, Nature, 433, 146-148, 2005.


Keranen, K., S. Klemperer, R. Gloaguen, and EAGLE Working Group*, Imaging a proto-ridge axis in the Main Ethiopian rift, Geology, 39, 949-952, 2004. *(includes C. Ebinger)

Daly, E., C. Brown, C. Stark, and C. Ebinger, Comparison of methods for estimating the effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere, and loading mechanisms across the Irish Atlantic margin, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02427, 2004.

Ebinger, C., and T. Furman, Geodynamical setting of the Western rift system, East Africa, in D Vaselli and B. Cappacioni, eds., January 2002 Eruption of Nyiragongo Volcano, Acta Vulcanologica, 14 (1-2), 1-8, 2004.

Wolfenden, E., C. Ebinger, G. Yirgu, A. Deino, D. Ayalew, Evolution of the northern Main Ethiopian rift: Birth of a triple junction, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 224, 213-228, 2004.

LeGall, B., L. Gernigon, J. Rolet, C. Ebinger, R. Gloaguen, O. Nilsen, H. Dypvik, B. Deffontaines, and A. Mruma, Neogene-Recent rift propagation in Central Tanzania: Morphostructural and aeromagnetic evidence from the Kilombero area, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 116, 490-510, 2004.


Stark C. P., J. Stewart, C. J. Ebinger, Wavelet transform mapping of effective elastic thickness and plate loading: Validation using synthetic data and application to the study of southern African tectonics, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 2558, doi:10.1029/2001JB000609, 2003.

Maguire, P., C. Ebinger, G. Stuart, G. D. Mackenzie, K.A. Whaler, J.-M. Kendall, M.A. Khan, C.M.R. Fowler, S. Klemperer, G.R. Keller, S. Harder, T. Furman, K. Mickus, L. M. Asfaw, A. Ayele, and B. Abebe, Geophysical project in Ethiopia studies continental breakup, Eos, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Un., 84, 337-340, 2003.


Eagles, G., Gloaguen, R., and C. Ebinger, Kinematics of the Danakil microplate, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 203/2, 607-620, 2002.

Menzies, M. A., S. L. Klemperer, C. Ebinger, and J. Baker, Characteristics of volcanic rifted margins, in Menzies, M., S. Klemperer, C. Ebinger, and J. Baker, Volcanic Rifted Margins, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull. Spec. Paper 362, 1-14, 2002.

Ebinger, C., C. Petit, and E. Burov, Causes and consequences of lithospheric extension: The ups and downs of continental rifts, in R. Renault and G. Ashley, eds., Sedimentation in Continental Rifts, SEPM Spec. Pub. 73, 11-23, 2002.

Sleep, N., C. Ebinger, and M. Kendall, Deflection of mantle plume material by cratonic keels, in C. M. Fowler, C. J. Ebinger, and C. J. Hawkesworth, eds., Early Earth, Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Pub., 199, 135-150, 2002.


Ebinger, C., and M. Casey, Continental break-up in magmatic provinces: An Ethiopian example, Geology, 29, 527-530, 2001.

Nnange, J., Y. Poudjom-Djomani, J. D. Fairhead, and C. Ebinger, Determination of the isostatic compensation mechanism of the region of the Adamawa dome, west-central Africa, using the admittance technique, Afri. J. Sci. Technol., v. 1, 29-35, 2001.

Kenea, N., C. Ebinger, and D. C. Rex, Late Oligocene volcanism and extension in the southern Red Sea hills, Sudan, J. Geol Soc. London, 158, 285-294, 2001.

Karner, G., B. Byamungu, C. Ebinger, A. Kampunzu, R. Mukasa, J. Nyakaana, E. Rubondo, and N. Upcott, Distribution of crustal extension and regional basin architecture of the Albertine rift, E. Africa, Marine Petrol. Geol., 17, 1131-1150, 2001.


Menzies, M., C. Ebinger, and S. Klemperer, Volcanic rifted margins, Penrose Conference Report, GSA Today, 10, 8-10, 2000.

Petit, C., and C. Ebinger, Flexure and mechanical behaviour of cratonic lithosphere: Gravity models of the East African and Baikal rifts, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 19151-19162, 2000.

Nnange, J., V. Ngako, J. Fairhead, and C. Ebinger, Determination of depths to major density discontinuities beneath the Adamawa uplift in Central Cameroon, using spectral analysis of gravity data, J. Afri. Earth Sci., 30, 887-901, 2000.

Ebinger, C., T. Yemane, D. Harding, S. Tesfaye, D. Rex, S. Kelley, Rift deflection, migration, and propagation: Linkage of the Ethiopian and Eastern rifts, Africa, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 102,163-176, 2000.


Ebinger, C., J. Jackson, A. Foster, N. Hayward, Extensional basin geometry and the mechanical lithosphere, Phil. Trans. Royal Society London, Ser. A, 357, 741-762, 1999.

Yemane, T., G. WoldeGabriel, S. Tesfaye, S. M. Berhe, S. Drury, C. Ebinger, S. Kelley, Temporal and geochemical characteristics of Tertiary volcanic rocks and tectonic history in the southern Main Ethiopian rift and adjacent volcanic fields, Acta Vulcanologica, 11, 99-120, 1999.


Ebinger, C., and N. H. Sleep, Cenozoic magmatism in central and east Africa resulting from impact of one large plume, Nature, 395, 788-791, 1998.

Vidotti, R., C. Ebinger, and J. D. Fairhead, Gravity signature of Western Parana basin, Brazil, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 159, 117-132, 1998.


Ebinger, C., A. Foster, J. Jackson, and N. Hayward, Lithospheric controls on rifting: An overview of the East African rift system, in A.W.B. Jacobs, D. Delvaux, M. A. Khan (eds.), Lithospheric Structure, Evolution, and Sedimentation in Continental Rifts, Comm. Dublin Inst. Adv. Studies, 48, 23-28, 1997.

Ebinger, C., Y. Poudjom-Djomani, E. Mbede, A. Foster, Rifting the Archaean: Development of the Natron-Manyara-Eyasi basins, Tanzania, J. Geol. Soc. London, 154, 947-960, 1997.

Foster, A., C. Ebinger, E. Mbede, D. Rex, Tectonic development of the N. Tanzania sector of the East African rift, J. Geol. Soc. London, 154, 689-700, 1997.

Mugisha, F., C. J. Ebinger, M. Strecker, D. Pope, Two-stage rifting in the northern Kenya rift: Implications for half-graben rift basin models, Tectonophysics, 278, 63-82, 1997.


Ebinger, C. J., and N. Hayward, Soft plates and hot spots: Constraints from the Ethiopian and Afar rifts, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 21859-21876, 1996.

Hayward, N., and C. J. Ebinger, Variations in the along-axis segmentation of the Afar rift system, Tectonics, 15, 2, 244-257, 1996.

Ibrahim, A.E., C.J. Ebinger, and J.D. Fairhead, Lithospheric extension northwest of the Central African shear zone in Sudan from potential field studies,Tectonophysics, 255, 79-97, 1996.

Upcott, N. M., R. K. Mukasa, C. J. Ebinger, and G. D. Karner, Along-axis segmentation and isostasy in the northern Western rift, Africa, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 3247-3268, 1996.


Poudjom-Djomani, Y., Nnange, J., Diament, M., C. Ebinger, and J. D. Fairhead, Effective elastic thickness and crustal thickness variations in West-Central Africa inferred from gravity data, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 22,047-22,070, 1995.

Ebinger, C.J., and A. E. Ibrahim, Multiple episodes of rifting in NE Africa: A re-evaluation of gravity anomalies, Geol. Rund., 83, 689-702, 1994.


Hendrie, D., N. Kusznir, C. K. Morley, and C. J. Ebinger, A quantitative model of rift basin development in the northern Kenya rift: Evidence for the Turkana region as an “accommodation zone” during the Paleogene, Tectonophysics, 236, 409-438, 1994.


Kneller, B., & C. Ebinger, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Global Volcanism Network Bull., 18, 5-6, 1993.

Mbede, E., A. Hurford, C. Ebinger, and H. Schandelmeier, Constraints on the uplift history of Rukwa Rift, Tanzania: A reconnaissance apatite fission-track analysis, Rapp. Ann.Mus. roy. Afr. centr. 1991-2, Tervuren, 99-108, 1993.

Ebinger, C., J. Klerkx, D. Delvaux, and A. Wuest, Evaluation of natural hazards in the northern part of the Malawi rift, Rapp. Ann.Mus. roy. Afr. centr. 1991-2, Tervuren, 83-86, 1993.

Ebinger, C., A. Deino, A. Tesha, T. Becker, U. Ring, Regional tectonic controls on rift basin geometry: Evolution of an East African lake basin, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 17,821-17,836, 1993.

Ebinger, C., D. Rex, T. Yemane, S. Kelley, Volcanism and extension between the Main Ethiopian and Gregory rifts, in U. Thorweihe and H. Schandelmeier, (eds.), Geoscientific Research in Africa, 301-304, 1993.

Ebinger, C., T. Yemane, G. WoldeGabriel, J. Aronson, and R. Walter, Eocene-Recent volcanism and faulting in the southern Main Ethiopian rift, J. Geol. Soc. London, 150, 99-108, 1993.


Tesha, A.L., C.J. Ebinger, and C.W. Nyamweru, Rift-related volcanic hazards in Tanzania and their mitigation, in C.J. Ebinger, H.K. Gupta, and I.O. Nyambok, eds., Seismology and related sciences in Africa, Tectonophysics, 209, 1992.

Ebinger, C., G. Karner, and J. Weissel, Mechanical strength of extended continental lithosphere: Examples from the Western rift, East Africa, Tectonics, 10, 1239-1256, 1991.

Asfaw, B., C. Ebinger, D. Harding, T. White & G. WoldeGabriel, Space-based imagery in paleoanthropological research: An Ethiopian application, National Geographic Research, 6, 418-434, 1990.


Ebinger, C., A. Deino, R. Drake, and A. Tesha, Chronology of volcanism and rift basin propagation, Rungwe province, East Africa, J. Geophys.Res., 94, 15,785-15,803, 1989.

Ebinger, C., T. Bechtel, D. Forsyth, & C. Bowin, Effective elastic plate thickness beneath the East African and Afar plateaux, and dynamic compensation of the uplifts, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 2883-2901, 1989.

Ebinger, C., Geometric and kinematic development of border faults and accommodation zones, Kivu-Rusizi rift, Africa, Tectonics, 8, 117-133, 1989.

Ebinger, C., Tectonic development of the western branch of the East African rift system, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 101, 885-903, 1989.

Ebinger, C., and B. Tucholke, Marine geology of the Sohm basin, Canadian Atlantic margin, Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 72/12, 1450-1468, 1988.

Ebinger, C., B. Rosendahl, and D. Reynolds, Tectonic model of the Malawi rift, Africa, in Z. ben Avraham, ed., Sedimentary basins within the Dead Sea Rift and other rift zones, Tectonophysics, 141, 215-235, 1987.

Swift, S., C. Ebinger, and B. Tucholke, Seismic stratigraphic correlation across the New England seamounts, North Atlantic Ocean, Geology, 14, 346-349, 1986.

Ebinger, C., M. Crow, B. Rosendahl, D. Livingstone, and J. Le Fournier, Structural evolution of the Malawi rift, Africa, Nature, 308, 627-629, 1984.

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