Susana Custódio


Departamento de Engenharia Geográfica, Geofísica e Energia

Sala/Gabinete 8.3.05
Ext. Principal 28305

Carreira Docente Universitário
Categoria Professor Auxiliar



Scientific Interests

I am an observational seismologist, with a dual background in physics – including mathematics, computation and engineering – and Earth sciences – including general geology and tectonics. My work focuses on seismic sources, primarily on earthquakes (i.e., brittle fracturing of rock), but also on movement of fluids in the crust (e.g., volcanic non-tectonic sources) and on sources of ambient seismic noise (e.g., ocean-solid Earth and atmosphere-solid Earth interactions). My research has two main goals: 1) to advance the fundamental understanding of lithospheric deformation and fracture, including the nucleation and propagation of earthquakes, and 2) to use this fundamental knowledge to improve risk mitigation, through innovative hazard assessment both in the long term and in real time. Improved assessment of long-term hazard allows for populations to better prepare, namely for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Real-time seismology allows for a better response in case of disaster.

Publicações selecionadas
  • Custódio, S., V. Lima, D. Vales, S. Cesca and F. Carrilho (2016). Imaging active faults in a region of distributed deformation from the joint clustering of focal mechanisms and hypocenters: Application to the Azores-Western Mediterranean region. Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.03.013.
  • Custódio, S., N. A. Dias, F. Carrilho, E. Góngora, I. Rio, C. Marreiros, I. Morais, P. Alves and L. Matias (2015). Earthquakes in western Iberia: improving the understanding of lithospheric deformation in a slowly deforming region. Geophysical Journal International, 203(1):127–145, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv285.
  • Custódio, S., S. Cesca and S. Heimann (2012). Fast kinematic waveform inversion and robustness analysis: Application to the 2007 Mw 5.9 Horseshoe Abyssal Plain earthquake offshore southwest Iberia. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102 (1), doi:10.1785/0120110125
  • Custódio, S., M. T. Page, and R. J. Archuleta (2009). Constraining earthquake source inversions with GPS data 2: A two-step approach to combine seismic and geodetic datasets. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B01315, doi:10.1029/2008JB005746
  • Custódio, S., J. F. B. D. Fonseca, N. F. d’Oreye, B. V. E. Faria, and Z. Bandomo (2003). Tidal modulation of seismic noise and volcanic tremor. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 30 (15), doi: 10.1029/2003GL016991

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