Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Kayla Kroll

Postdoctoral Appointment
Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
M.Sc.
University of California, Riverside
B.S.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Research Interests

Induced seismicity, fault interaction, earthquake triggering and nucleation, earthquake processes, dynamic rupture propagation, shallow earth structure, seismic hazard.

Honors and Awards

  • IRIS Student Travel Scholarship – 2016, 2014, 2012
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award – Seismological Society of America 2014
  • Graduate Year Fellowship, UC Riverside 2014
  • International Summer School on Earthquake Science – 2013
  • Biehler Excellence in Geophysics Award – 2013
  • Honorable mention - Outstanding Student Presentation Awards: American Geophysical Union – 2011
  • Graduate Fellowship, UC Riverside, 2009 – 2011
  • Southern California Earthquake Center Grant, 2011
  • Southern California Earthquake Center Grant, 2010
  • Margaret C. Van Buskirk Memorial Scholarship, 2008
  • Peter K. Valles Geology Award, 2007
  • Administrative Fund, Cal Poly Pomona 2007
  • Harvey A. Uhl scholarship, 2002
  • Kinematic Automation scholarship, 2002
  • Sheriff's Posse scholarship, 2002

Selected (Recent) Publications

Kroll, Kayla Ann. (2015). Understanding Local-Scale Fault Interaction Through Seismological Observation and Numerical Earthquake Simulation. UC Riverside: Geological Sciences.

Dieterich, J. H., Richards‐Dinger, K. B., & Kroll, K. A. (2015). Modeling injection‐induced seismicity with the physics‐based earthquake simulator RSQSim. Seismological Research Letters.

Cochran, E. S., & Kroll, K. A. (2015). Stress-and structure-controlled anisotropy in a region of complex faulting—Yuha Desert, California. Geophysical Journal International, 202(2), 1109-1121.

Kroll, K. A., Cochran, E. S., Richards‐Dinger, K. B., & Sumy, D. F. (2013). Aftershocks of the 2010 Mw 7.2 El Mayor‐Cucapah earthquake reveal complex faulting in the Yuha Desert, California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(12), 6146-6164.

Kroll, K. A. (2012). Complex Faulting in the Yuha Desert: Implications for Fault Interaction. UC Riverside: Geological Sciences.


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