Clément Hibert

Personal Information

Position : Physicien Adjoint (Associate Professor)

Affiliations :
UMR 7516 - Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg
UMS 830 - Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre
5 rue René Descartes, 67084 STRASBOURG Cedex, France

Team : Active Deformation

Observatory: OMIV

Research Interests


  • Seismic investigation of non-tectonic processes (landslides, volcanoes, glaciers, etc.)
  • Automated methods for detection and location of non-tectonic events
  • Machine Learning in seismology


  • Dynamics of mass wasting processes
  • Spatio-temporal reconstruction of landslide activity
  • Impact of forcings (climate, tectonic, etc.)


  • Gravitational instabilites and volcanic activity (collapses, rockfalls, lahars)
  • Eruptive tremor


September 2018 – : Physicien Adjoint (Associate Professor) at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. 

January 2016 – August 2018 : Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. 

February 2013 – April 2015 : Post-Doctoral fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, USA.

January 2009 – September 2012 : Ph.D. candidate, Institut du Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Paris, France.


2012 : Ph.D. in Seismology, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, under the supervision of Anne Mangeney and Gilles Grandjean. Title : "Seismic monitoring of rockfalls  at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, la Réunion Island", pp 197.

2008 : EOST, Strasbourg – Degree in Geophysical engineering

2006-2007 : Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg – Master 1 in Geophysics

2003-2006 : Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg – Bachelor in Science of Earth and Universe



- last update 01/01/2019 -


[P20] Hibert, C., D. Michéa, F. Provost, J.-P. Malet, M. Geertsema, 20 years of landside activity in Alaska from automated machine-learning based seismic detection.



[P19] Provost, F., C. Hibert, J.-P. Malet,  A. Helmstetter, D. Amitrano, M. Radiguet, G. Le Roy, N. Langet, J. Gomberg, N. Rosser, C. Abanco,  C. Levy, M. Hurlimann, T. Lebourg, M. Vidal, B. Vial. Typology of landslide seismic sources.

[P18] Durand, V., A. Mangeney, F. Haas, F., J. Xiaoping, A. Peltier, C. Hibert, V. Ferrazzini, P. Kowalski, F. Lauret, C. Brunet, C. Satriano, K. Wegner, A. Delorme, L. Bonilla, N. Villneuve. On the link between external forcings and slope instabilities in the Piton de la Fournaise summit crater, Reunion Island. In press,  J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface.

[P17] Hibert, C., J.-P.  Malet, F. Bourrier, F. Provost, F. Berger, P. Bornemann, P. Tardif & E. Mermin (2017). Single-block rockfall dynamics inferred from seismic signal analysis. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5(2), 283.

[P16] Maggi, A., V. Ferrazzini, C. Hibert, F. Beauducel, P. Boissier & A. Amemoutou (2017). Implementation of a multistation approach for automated event classification at Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Seismological Research Letters, 88(3), 878-891. doi:10.1785/0220160189

[P15] Hibert, C., F. Provost, J.-P. Malet, A. Maggi, A. Stumpf & V. Ferrazzini. (2017). Automatic identification of rockfalls and volcano-tectonic earthquakes at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano using a Random Forest algorithm. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 340, 130-14.

[P14] Hibert, C., G. Ekström, and C. P. Stark (2017). The relationship between bulk-mass momentum and short-period seismic radiation in catastrophic landslides, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 122, 1201–1215, doi:10.1002/2016JF004027

[P13] Hibert, C., A. Mangeney, G. Grandjean, A. Peltier, N.M. Shapiro, V. Ferrazzini, A. DiMuro, V. Durand, P. Boissier and T. Staudacher (2017). Spatio-temporal evolution of rockfall activity from 2007 to 2011 at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano inferred from seismic data. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 333, 36-52.

[P12] F. Provost, C. Hibert, J.-P. Malet, Automatic classification of endogenous landslide seismicity using the Random Forest supervised classifier (2017). Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1, 113-120. doi: 10.1002/2016GL070709

[P11] Farin, M., A. Mangeney, R. Toussaint, J. De Rosny, N. Shapiro, T. Dewez, C. Hibert, C. Mathon, O. Sedan, F. Berger (2015). Characterization of rockfalls from seismic signal: insights from laboratory experiments, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 120 (10), 7102–7137. doi: 10.1002/2015JB012331

[P10] Lévy, C., A. Mangeney, F. Bonilla, C. Hibert, E.S. Calder, P.J. Smith. Friction weakening in granular flows deduced from seismic records at the Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat volcano (2015). J. Geophys. Res.  – Solid Earth, 120(11), 7536-7557. doi: 10.1002/2015JB012151

[P9] Hibert, C., A. Mangeney, M. Polacci, V. Ferrazzini, A. Dimuro, S. Vergniolle, A. Peltier, G. Grandjean, T. Dewez, B. Taisne, M. Burton, T. Staudacher, F. Brenguier, A. Dupont, P. Kowalski, P. Boissier, P. Catherine, F. Lauret. Towards continuous quantification of lava extrusion rate: results from the multidisciplinary analysis of the 2 January 2010 eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano, La Réunion (2015). J. Geophys. Res. - Solid Earth., 120.  doi: 10.1002/2014JB011769

[P8] J. Zhao, L. Moretti, A. Mangeney, E. Stutzmann, H. Kanamori, Y. Capdeville, E. S. Calder, C. Hibert, P.J. Smith, P. Cole, and A. LeFriant (2015). Model space exploration for determining landslide source history from long period seismic data. Pure and Applied Geophysic, 1–25. doi:10.1007/s00024-014-0852-5

[P7] Hibert, C., C.P. Stark and G. Ekström. Seismology of the Oso-Steelhead landslide (2015). Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 2 (12), 7309–7327. doi:10.5194/nhessd-2-7309-2014

[P6] Hibert, C., G. Ekström and C.P. Stark (2014). Dynamics of the Bingham Canyon mine landslides from broadband signal analysis. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 4535–4541. doi: 10.1002/2014GL060592

[P5] Hibert, C.,  A. Mangeney, G. Grandjean, C. Baillard, D. Rivet, W. Crawford, N.M. Shapiro, C. Satriano, A. Maggi, P. Boissier and V. Ferrazzini (2014). Automated identification, location and volume estimation of rockfalls at Piton de la Fournaise volcano. J. Geophys. Res. - Earth Surface., 119, 1082–1105. doi: 10.1002/2013JF002970

[P4] Baillard, C., W. Crawford, V. Ballu, C. Hibert and A. Mangeney (2014). Automatic P-S phase picking procedure based on Kurtosis: Vanuatu region case study. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 104, 1. doi: 10.1785/0120120347

[P3] Hibert, C.,  G. Grandjean, A. Bitri, J. Travelletti and J-P. Malet. (2012). Geophysical data fusion for characterizing landslides: case of the La Valette landslide (France). Engineering Geology, 128, 23–29.

[P2] Hibert, C.,  A. Mangeney , G. Grandjean and N.M. Shapiro (2011). Slopes instabilities in the Dolomieu crater, la Réunion island : from the seismic signal to the rockfalls characteristics. J. Geophys. Res. - Earth Surface, 116, F04032. doi: 10.1029/2011JF002038

[P1] G. Grandjean, C. Hibert, F. Mathieu, J. Travelletti, J.-P. Malet and E. Garel (2009). Hydrological properties determination and waterflows monitoring in mudslides from geophysical data fusion based on a fuzzy logic approach. Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 341, 10, 937–948.