Dimitri Zigone

Assistant Professor (Physicien-Adjoint CNAP)

I'm an assistant professor in Seismology in the seismology team at IPGS. I'm in charge of the EOST branch of the GEOSCOPE network, which operates 6 of the GEOSCOPE's stations including the 5 seismological observatories in Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic regions. Those polar stations are operated by our team at EOST in close collaboration with the French Polar Institute (IPEV) as part of program n°133 "SEISMOLOGY/OBS". I'm also one of the French national representatives in the "GeoSciences Group" of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)


PhD. in Geophysics, Jan. 2012
Université de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

M.S. in Geophysics, Jul. 2008
Université Joseph Fourier, LGIT, Grenoble, France

Research Interests

  • Study of the mechanics, architecture and evolutionary behavior of fault zones using noise based methods
  • Transient phenomenon (Slow Slip events and Non Volcanic Tremors)
  • Surface waves
  • Tomography


  • Sismologie : tremblements de terre (2A) avec L. Rivera
  • Stage de Diagraphie (2A)
  • Informatique 3 (L3)


Submitted / in review

S2. Schippkus S., D. Zigone, G. Bokelmann & the AlpArray Working Group. Azimuthal anisotropy in the wider Vienna Basin region: A proxy for the present-day stress field and deformation. In review for Geophys. J. Int.

S1. Azzola, J., J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, O. Lengliné, F. Masson & V. Magnenet. Analogue and numerical modelling of elastic strain effect on coda wave interferometry. In review for Phys. Rev. E.


21. Pedersen, H. A., N. Leroy, D. Zigone, M. Vallée, A. T. Ringler & D. C. Wilson (2019). Using component ratios to detect metadata and instrument problems of seismic stations: examples from 18 years of GEOSCOPE data. Seismological Res. Lett., In Press.

20. Ouattara Y., D. Zigone & A. Maggi (2019). Rayleigh wave group velocity dispersion tomography of West-Africa using regional earthquakes and ambient seismic noise. Journal of Seismology. In Press.

19. Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Lehujeur, M. Campillo, G. Hillers & F. L. Vernon (2019). Imaging subsurface structures in the San Jacinto fault zone with high frequency noise recorded by dense linear arrays. Geophys. J. Int., Volume 217, Issue 2, Pages 879–893, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz069. pdf

18. Klein E., Z. Duputel, D. Zigone, C. Vigny, J.-P. Boy, C. Doubre & G. Meneses (2018). Deep transient slow slip detected by survey GPS in the region of Atacama, Chile. Geophys. Res. Lett. 45, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080613. pdf

17. Azzola J., L. Griffiths, J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, V. Magnenet, F. Masson, P. Baud & M. Heap (2018). Coda wave interferometry during the heating of deep geothermal reservoir rocks. Geothermal Energy, 6, 21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-018-0107-2. pdf

16. Lehujeur M., J. Vergne, J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, A. Le Chenadec & EstOF Team (2018). Reservoir imaging using ambient noise correlation from a dense seismic network. J. Geophys. Res., 123, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB015440. pdf

15. Schippkus S., D. Zigone, G. Bokelmann & the AlpArray Working Group (2018). Ambient-noise tomography of the wider Vienna Basin region, Geophys. J. Int., 215, 1, 102–117, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy259. pdf

14. Azzola, J., J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, V. Magnenet & F. Masson (2018). Direct modeling of the mechanical strain influence on coda wave interferometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123. doi:10.1002/2017JB015162. pdf

13. Liu, X., Y. Ben-Zion & D. Zigone (2016). Frequency Domain Analysis of Errors in Cross-Correlations of Ambient Seismic Noise, Geophys. J. Int., 207, 1630-1652, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw361. pdf

12. Roux, P., L. Moreau, A. Lecointre, G. Hillers, M. Campillo, Y. Ben-Zion, D. Zigone & F. Vernon (2016), A methodological approach toward high-resolution seismic imaging of the San Jacinto Fault Zone using continuous ambient noise recordings at a spatially dense array. Geophys. J. Int., 206, 980–992, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw193. pdf

11. Fang, H., H. Zhang, H. Yao, A. Allam, D. Zigone, Y. Ben-Zion, C. Thurber & R. D. van der Hilst (2016), A new three-dimensional joint inversion algorithm of body-wave and surface-wave data and its application to the Southern California Plate Boundary Region. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 3557-3569, doi:10.1002/2015JB012702. pdf

10. Liu, X.,Y.Ben-Zion & D.Zigone (2015), Extracting seismic attenuation coefficients from cross-correlations of ambient noise at linear triplets of stations, Geophys. J. Int., 203, 1149–1163, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggv357. pdf

9. Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion & M. Campillo (2015), Modeling non-volcanic tremor, slow slip events and large earthquakes in the Guerrero subduction zone (Mexico) with space-variable frictional weakening and creep, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 653–669, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggv174. pdf

8. Hillers, G., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Campillo & D. Zigone (2015), Seasonal variations of seismic velocities in the San Jacinto Fault area observed with ambient seismic noise, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 920–932, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggv151. pdf

7. Ben-Zion, Y., F. Vernon, Y. Ozakin, D. Zigone, Z. Ross, H. Meng, M. White, J. Reyes, D. Hollis & M. Barklage (2015), Basic data features and results from a highly-dense seismic array on the San Jacinto fault zone, Geophys. J. Int., 202, 370–380, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggv142. pdf

6. Zigone, D., Y. Ben-Zion, M. Campillo, & P. Roux (2015), Seismic Tomography of the Southern Califor- nia plate boundary region from noise-based Rayleigh and Love Waves, Pure Appl. Geophys., 172, doi : 10.1007/s00024-014-0872-1. pdf

5. Rivet, D., M. Campillo, M. Radiguet, D. Zigone, V. Cruz-Atienza, N.M. Shapiro, V. Kostoglodov, N. Cotte, G. Cougoulat & A. Walpersdorf (2014), Seismic velocity changes, strain rate and non-volcanic tremors during the 2009-2010 slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico, Geophys. J. Int., 196 (1) : 447-460. doi : 10.1093/gji/ggt374. pdf

4. Zigone D., D. Rivet, M. Radiguet, M. Campillo, C. Voisin, N. Cotte, A. Walpersdorf, N. M. Shapiro, G. Cougoulat, P. Roux, V. Kostoglodov, A. Husker, & J.S. Payero (2012), Triggering of tremors and slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico, by the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile, earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B09304, doi :10.1029/2012JB009160. pdf

3. Renard F., S. Beauprêtre, C. Voisin, D. Zigone, T. Candela, D.K. Dysthe & J.-P. Gratier (2012), Strength evolution of a reactive frictional interface is controlled by the dynamics of contacts and chemical effects, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 341-344, 20-34, doi : 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.04.048. pdf

2. Zigone D., C. Voisin, E. Larose, F. Renard & M. Campillo (2011), Slip Acceleration Generates Tremor Like Signals in Friction Experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L01315, doi :10.1029/2010GL045603. pdf

1. Manighetti I., D. Zigone, M. Campillo & F. Cotton (2009), Self-similarity of the largest scale segmentation of the faults : implications for earthquake behavior. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 288 (3-4), p. 370-381. ISSN 0012-821X. pdf