Peer-reviewed papers

Conference abstracts and other publications are under the personal pages


  • Hetényi G, Subedi S (2023) A call to action for a comprehensive earthquake education policy in Nepal. Seismica 2(2):242. doi:10.26443/seismica.v2i2.242
  • Michailos K, Hetényi G, Scarponi M, Stipčević J, Bianchi I, Bonatto L, Czuba W, Di Bona M, Govoni A, Hannemann K, Janik T, Kalmár D, Kind R, Link F, Lucente FP, Monna S, Montuori C, Mroczek S, Paul A, Piromallo C, Plomerová J, Rewers J, Salimbeni S, Tilmann F, Środa P,  Vergne J, AlpArray-PACASE Working Group (2023) Moho depths beneath the European Alps: a homogeneously processed map and receiver functions database. Earth Syst Sci Data 15:2117-2138. doi:10.5194/essd-15-2117-2023
  • Ryberg T,  Haberland C, Wawerzinek B, Stiller M, Bauer K, Zanetti A, Ziberna L, Hetényi G, Müntener O, Weber M, Krawczyk CM (2023) 3-D imaging of the Balmuccia peridotite body (Ivrea–Verbano zone, NW-Italy) using controlled source seismic data. Geophys J Int 234:1985-1998. doi:10.1093/gji/ggad182


  • Colavitti L, Hetényi G, AlpArray Working Group (2022) A new approach to construct 3-D crustal shear-wave velocity models: method description and application to the Central Alps. Acta Geod Geophys 57:529-562. doi:10.1007/s40328-022-00394-4
  • Scarponi M, Hetényi G, Baron L, Marti U (2022) A gravimetric assessment of the Gotthard Base Tunnel geological model: insights from a novel gravity terrain-adaptation correction and rock physics data. Swiss J Geosci 115:22. doi:10.1186/s00015-022-00422-z
  • Hetényi G, Balázs L, Barcza Z, Békési E, Győri E, Kern A, Szabó NP, Timár G (2022) The inherent uncertainty in geosciences. Editorial in: Acta Geod Geophys, 57:411-418. doi:10.1007/s40328-022-00392-6
  • Plomerová J, Žlebčíková H, Hetényi G, Vecsey L, Babuška V, AlpArray-EASI and AlpArray working groups (2022) Two subduction-related heterogeneities beneath the Eastern Alps and the Bohemian Massif imaged by high-resolution P-wave tomography. Solid Earth 13:251-270. doi:10.5194/se-13-251-2022
  • Tesch M, Stampa J, Meier T, Kissling E, Hetényi G, Friederich W, Weber M, Heit B, AlpArray Working Group (2022) Imaging seismic wave-fields with AlpArray and neighboring European networks. Int J Earth Sci 111:321-334. doi:10.1007/s00531-021-02116-7


  • Subedi S, Hetényi G (2021) Precise locating of the great 1897 Shillong Plateau earthquake using teleseismic and regional seismic phase data. The Seismic Record 1:135-144. doi:10.1785/0320210031
  • Michailos K, Carpenter SN, Hetényi G (2021) Spatio-temporal evolution of intermediate-depth seismicity beneath the Himalayas: implications for metamorphism and tectonics. Front Earth Sci 9:742700. doi:10.3389/feart.2021.742700 
  • Subedi S, Denton P, Michailos K, Hetényi G (2021) Making seismology accessible to the public in Nepal: an earthquake location tutorial for education purposes. Bull Nep Geol Soc 38:149-162. PDF
  • Liu Y, Greenwood A, Hetényi G, Baron L, Holliger K (2021) High-resolution seismic reflection surveys crossing the Insubric Line into the Ivrea-Verbano Zone: Novel approaches for interpreting the seismic response of steeply dipping structures. Tectonophys 816:229035. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2021.229035
  • Zhao Y, Grujic D, Baruah S, Drukpa D, Elkadi J, Hetényi G, King G, Mildon Z, Nepal N, Welte C (2021) Paleoseismological Findings at a New Trench Indicate the 1714 M8.1 Earthquake Ruptured the Main Frontal Thrust Over all the Bhutan Himalaya. Front Earth Sci 9:689457. doi:10.3389/feart.2021.689457
  • Subedi S, Hetényi G (2021) The representation of earthquakes in Hindu religion: a literature review to improve educational communications in Nepal. Front Commun 6:668086. doi:10.3389/fcomm.2021.668086
  • Zahorec P, Papčo J, Pašteka R, Bielik M, Bonvalot S, Braitenberg C, Ebbing J, Gabriel G, Gosar A, Grand A, Götze H-J, Hetényi G, Holzrichter N, Kissling E, Marti U, Meurers B, Mrlina J, Nogová E, Pastorutti A, Salaun C, Scarponi M, Sebera J, Seoane L, Skiba P, Szűcs E, Varga M (2021) The first pan-Alpine surface-gravity database, a modern compilation that crosses frontiers. Earth Syst Sci Data 13:2165-2209. doi:10.5194/essd-13-2165-2021
  • Kalmár D, Hetényi G, Balázs A, Bondár I, AlpArray Working Group (2021) Crustal thinning from orogen to back-arc basin: the structure of the Pannonian Basin region revealed by P-to-S converted seismic waves. J Geophys Res 126:e2020JB021309. doi:10.1029/2020JB021309
  • Kvapil J, Plomerová J, Kampfová-Exnerová H, Babuška V, Hetényi G, AlpArray Working Group (2021) Transversely isotropic lower crust of Variscan central Europe imaged by ambient noise tomography of the Bohemian Massif. Solid Earth 12:1051-1074. doi:10.5194/se-12-1051-2021
  • Scarponi M, Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Solarino S, Baron L, Petri, B (2021) Joint seismic and gravity data inversion to image intra-crustal structures: the Ivrea Geophysical Body along the Val Sesia profile (Piedmont, Italy). Front Earth Sci 9:671412. doi:10.3389/feart.2021.671412
  • Obermann A, Ruigrok E, Bianchi I, Hetényi G (2021) Constraining the Moho depth below Bhutan with global-phase seismic interferometry. Front Earth Sci 9:658146. doi:10.3389/feart.2021.658146
  • Hetényi G, Chanard K, Baumgartner LP, Herman F (2021) Metamorphic transformation rate over large spatial and temporal scales constrained by geophysical data and coupled modeling. J Metamorph Geol 39:1131-1143. doi:10.1111/jmg.12604
  • Cattin R, Berthet T, Hetényi G, Saraswati A, Panet I, Mazzotti S, Cadio C, Ferry M (2021) Joint inversion of ground gravity data and satellite gravity gradients between Nepal and Bhutan: New insights on structural and seismic segmentation of the Himalayan arc. Phys Chem Earth 123:103002. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2021.103002
  • Dal Zilio L, Hetényi G, Hubbard J, Bollinger L (2021) Building the Himalaya from tectonic to earthquake scales. Nat Rev Earth Environ 2:251-268. doi:10.1038/s43017-021-00143-1
  • Pandey A, Jayangondaperumal R, Hetényi G, Priyanka RS, Singh I, Srivastava P, Srivastava HB (2021) Establishing primary surface rupture evidence and magnitude of the 1697 CE Sadiya earthquake at the Eastern Himalayan Frontal thrust, India. Sci Rep 11:879. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79571-w


  • Otero I, Darbellay F, Reynard E, Hetényi G, Perga M-E, Rüegg J, Prasicek G, Cracco M, Fontcuberta A, de Vaan M, Garcı́a J, Bussard J, Clivaz C, Moos C, Guisan A, Schaefli B, Mapelli N, de Bellefroid B (2020) Designing inter- and transdisciplinary research on mountains: what place for the unexpected? Mt Res Dev 40:D10-D20. doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-20-00036.1
  • Molinari I, Obermann A, Kissling E, Hetényi G, Boschi L, AlpArray-EASI Working Group (2020) 3D crustal structure of the Eastern Alpine region from ambient noise tomography. Res Geophys Sci 1-4:100006. doi:10.1016/j.ringps.2020.100006
  • Pistone M, Ziberna L, Hetényi G, Scarponi M, Zanetti A, Müntener O (2020) Joint geophysical‐petrological modeling on the Ivrea geophysical body beneath Valsesia, Italy: Constraints on the continental lower crust. Geochem Geophys Geosyst 21:e2020GC009397. doi:10.1029/2020GC009397
  • Stevens VL, De Risi R, Le Roux-Mallouf R, Drukpa D, Hetényi G (2020) Seismic hazard and risk in Bhutan. Nat Hazards 104:2339-2367. doi:10.1007/s11069-020-04275-3
  • Zhou P, Xia S, Hetényi G, Monteiller V, Chevrot S, Sun J (2020) Seismic imaging of a mid-crustal low-velocity layer beneath the northern coast of the South China Sea and its tectonic implications. Phys Earth Planet Int 308:106573. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2020.106573
  • Subedi S, Hetényi G, Shackleton R (2020) Impact of an educational program on earthquake awareness and preparedness in Nepal. Geosci Commun 3:279-290. doi:10.5194/gc-3-279-2020
  • Lecocq T, Hicks SP, Van Noten K, van Wijk K, Koelemeijer P, De Plaen RSM, Massin F, Hillers G, Anthony RE, Apoloner M-T, Arroyo-Solórzano M, Assink JD, Büyükakpınar P, Cannata A, Cannavo F, Carrasco S, Caudron C, Chaves EJ, Cornwell DG, Craig D, den Ouden OFC, Diaz J, Donner S, Evangelidis CP, Evers L, Fauville B, Fernandez GA, Giannopoulos D, Gibbons SJ, Girona T, Grecu B, Grunberg M, Hetényi G, Horleston A, Inza A, Irving JCE, Jamalreyhani M, Kafka A, Koymans MR, Labedz CR, Larose E, Lindsey NJ, McKinnon M, Megies T, Miller MS, Minarik W, Moresi L, Márquez-Ramírez VH, Möllhoff M, Nesbitt IM, Niyogi S, Ojeda J, Oth A, Proud S, Pulli J, Retailleau L, Rintamäki AE, Satriano C, Savage MK, Shani-Kadmiel S, Sleeman R, Sokos E, Stammler K, Stott AE, Subedi S, Sørensen MB, Taira T, Tapia M, Turhan F, van der Pluijm B, Vanstone M, Vergne J, Vuorinen TAT, Warren T, Wassermann J, Xiao H (2020) Global quieting of high-frequency seismic noise due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures. Science, 369(6509):1338-1343. doi:10.1126/science.abd2438
  • Scarponi M, Hetényi G, Berthet T, Baron L, Manzotti P, Petri B, Pistone M, Müntener O (2020) New gravity data and 3D density model constraints on the Ivrea Geophysical Body (Western Alps). Geophys J Int 222:1977-1991. doi:10.1093/gji/ggaa263
  • Malvoisin B, Austrheim H, Hetényi G, Reynes J, Hermann J, Baumgartner LP, Podladchikov YY (2020) Sustainable densification of the deep crust. Geology 48:673-677. doi:10.1130/G47201.1
  • Subedi S, Hetényi G, Denton P, Sauron A (2020) Seismology at School in Nepal: a program for educational and citizen seismology through a low-cost seismic network. Front Earth Sci 8:73. doi:10.3389/feart.2020.00073
  • Bessat A, Duretz T, Hetényi G, Pilet S, Schmalholz SM (2020) Stress and deformation mechanisms at a subduction zone: insights from 2D thermo-mechanical numerical modelling. Geophys J Int 221:1605-1625. doi:10.1093/gji/ggaa092


  • Spooner C, Scheck-Wenderoth M, Götze H-J, Ebbing J, Hetényi G (2019) Density distribution across the Alpine lithosphere constrained by 3-D gravity modelling and relation to seismicity and deformation. Solid Earth 10:2073-2088. doi:10.5194/se-10-2073-2019
  • Alvizuri C, Hetényi G (2019) Source mechanism of a lower crust earthquake beneath the Himalayas and its possible relation to metamorphism. Tectonophys 769:128153. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2019.06.023
  • Kalmár D, Hetényi G, Bondár I (2019) Moho depth analysis of the eastern Pannonian Basin and the Southern Carpathians from receiver functions. J Seismol 23:967-982. doi:10.1007/s10950-019-09847-w
  • Schmalholz SM, Duretz T, Hetényi G, Medvedev S (2019) Distribution and magnitude of stress due to lateral variation of gravitational potential energy between Indian lowland and Tibetan plateau. Geophys J Int 216:1313-1333. doi:10.1093/gji/ggy463


  • Subedi S, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Lyon-Caen H, Farra V, Adhikari LB, Gupta R (2018) Imaging the Moho and the Main Himalayan Thrust in Western Nepal with receiver functions. Geophys Res Lett 45:13222-13230. doi:10.1029/2018GL080911
  • Hetényi G, Epard JL, Colavitti L, Hirzel AH, Kiss D, Petri B, Scarponi M, Schmalholz SM, Subedi S (2018) Spatial relation of surface faults and crustal seismicity: a first comparison in the region of Switzerland. Acta Geod Geophys 53:439-461. doi:10.1007/s40328-018-0229-9
  • Grujic D, Hetényi G, Cattin R, Baruah S, Benoit A, Drukpa D, Saric A (2018) Stress transfer and connectivity between the Bhutan Himalaya and the Shillong Plateau. Tectonophys 744:322-332. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.018
  • Hetényi G, Plomerová J, Bianchi I, Kampfová Exnerová H, Bokelmann G, Handy MR, Babuška V, AlpArray-EASI Working Group (2018) From mountain summits to roots: Crustal structure of the Eastern Alps and Bohemian Massif along longitude 13.3°E. Tectonophys 744:239-255. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.001
  • Hetényi G, Molinari I, Clinton J, Bokelmann G, Bondár I, Crawford WC, Dessa JX, Doubre C, Friederich W, Fuchs F, Giardini D, Gráczer Z, Handy MR, Herak M, Jia Y, Kissling E, Kopp H, Korn M, Margheriti L, Meier T, Mucciarelli M, Paul A, Pesaresi D, Piromallo C, Plenefisch T, Plomerová J, Ritter J, Rümpker G, Šipka V, Spallarossa D, Thomas C, Tilmann F, Wassermann J, Weber M, Wéber Z, Wesztergom V, Živčić M, AlpArray Seismic Network Team, AlpArray OBS Cruise Crew, AlpArray Working Group (2018) The AlpArray Seismic Network – a large-scale European experiment to image the Alpine orogen. Surv Geophys 39:1009-1033. doi:10.1007/s10712-018-9472-4
  • Gráczer Z, Szanyi G, Bondár I, Czanik C, Czifra T, Győri E, Hetényi G, Kovács I, Molinari I, Süle B, Szűcs E, Wesztergom V, Wéber Z, AlpArray Working Group (2018) AlpArray in Hungary: temporary and permanent seismological networks in the transition zone between the Eastern Alps and the Pannonian basin. Acta Geod Geophys 53:221-245. doi:10.1007/s40328-018-0213-4


  • Pistone M, Müntener O, Ziberna L, Hetényi G, Zanetti A (2017) Report on the ICDP workshop DIVE (Drilling the Ivrea-Verbano zonE). Sci Drill 23:47-56. doi:10.5194/sd-23-47-2017 PDF
  • Diehl T, Singer J, Hetényi G, Grujic D, Giardini D, Clinton J, Kissling E, GANSSER Working Group (2017) Seismotectonics of Bhutan: Evidence for segmentation of the Eastern Himalayas and link to foreland deformation. Earth Planet Sci Lett 471:54-64. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.038 PDF Supplement: catalogue
  • Singer J, Obermann A, Kissling E, Fang H, Hetényi G, Grujic D (2017b) Along-strike variations in the Himalayan orogenic wedge structure in Bhutan from ambient seismic noise tomography. Geochem Geophys Geosyst 18:1483-1498. doi:10.1002/2016GC006742 PDF
  • Singer J, Kissling E, Diehl T, Hetényi G (2017a) The underthrusting Indian crust and its role in collision dynamics of the Eastern Himalaya in Bhutan: Insights from receiver function imaging. J Geophys Res 122:1152-1178doi:10.1002/2016JB013337 PDF


  • Hetényi G, Le Roux-Mallouf R, Berthet T, Cattin R, Cauzzi C, Phuntsho K, Grolimund R (2016) Joint approach combining damage and paleoseismology observations constrains the 1714 A.D. Bhutan earthquake at magnitude 8±0.5. Geophys Res Lett 43:10695-10702. doi:10.1002/2016GL071033 PDF
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Berthet T, Le Moigne N, Chophel J, Lechmann S, Hammer P, Drukpa D, Sapkota SN, Gautier S, Thinley K (2016) Segmentation of the Himalayas as revealed by arc-parallel gravity anomalies. Sci Rep 6:33866. doi:10.1038/srep33866 PDF
  • Molinari I, Clinton J, Kissling E, Hetényi G, Giardini D, Stipčević J, Dasović I, Herak M, Šipka V, Wéber Z, Gráczer Z, Solarino S (2016) Swiss AlpArray temporary broad-band seismic stations deployment and noise characterization. Adv Geosci 43:15-29. doi:10.5194/adgeo-43-15-2016 PDF
  • Duputel Z, Vergne J, Rivera L, Wittlinger G, Farra V, Hetényi G (2016) The 2015 Gorkha earthquake: A large event illuminating the Main Himalayan Thrust fault. Geophys Res Lett 43:2517-2525. doi:10.1002/2016GL068083 PDF


  • Bondarescu R, Schärer A, Lundgren A, Hetényi G, Houlié N, Jetzer P, Bondarescu M (2015) Atomic clocks as tools to monitor vertical surface motion. Geophys J Int 202:1770-1774. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv246
  • Hetényi G, Ren Y, Dando B, Stuart GW, Hegedűs E, Kovács AC, Houseman GA (2015) Crustal structure of the Pannonian Basin: the AlCaPa and Tisza Terrains and the Mid-Hungarian Zone. Tectonophysics 646:106-116. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.02.004
  • Hetényi G (2014) To conserve or not to conserve (mass in numerical models). Terra Nova 26:372-376. doi:10.1111/ter.12109
  • Berthet T, Ritz JF, Ferry M, Pelgay P, Cattin R, Drukpa D, Braucher R, Hetényi G (2014) Active tectonics of the eastern Himalaya: new constraints from the first tectonic geomorphology study in southern Bhutan. Geology 42:427-430. doi:10.1130/G35162.1
  • Lechmann SM, Schmalholz SM, Hetényi G, May DA, Kaus BJP (2014) Quantifying the impact of mechanical layering and underthrusting on the dynamics of the modern India-Asia collisional system with 3D numerical models. J Geophys Res 119:616-644. doi:10.1002/2012JB009748
  • Berthet T, Hetényi G, Cattin R, Sapkota SN, Champollion C, Kandel T, Doerflinger E, Drukpa D, Lechmann S, Bonnin M (2013) Lateral uniformity of India plate strength over Central and Eastern Nepal. Geophys J Int 195:1481-1493. doi:10.1093/gji/ggt357
  • Hammer P, Berthet T, Hetényi G, Cattin R, Drukpa D, Chophel J, Lechmann S, Le Moigne N, Champollion C, Doerflinger E (2013) Flexure of the India plate underneath the Bhutan Himalaya. Geophys Res Lett 40:4225-4230. doi:10.1002/grl.50793
  • Basuyau C, Diament M, Tiberi C, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Peyrefitte A (2013) Joint inversion of teleseismic and GOCE gravity data: Application to the Himalayas. Geophys J Int 193:149-160. doi:10.1093/gji/ggs110
  • Bondarescu R, Bondarescu M, Hetényi G, Boschi L, Jetzer P, Balakrishna J (2012) Geophysical applicability of atomic clocks: direct continental geoid mapping. Geophys J Int 191:78-82. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05636.x
  • Almqvist BSG, Bosshard SA, Hirt AM, Mattsson HB, Hetényi G (2012) Internal flow structures in columnar jointed basalt from Hrepphólar, Iceland: II. Magnetic anisotropy and rock magnetic properties. B Volcanol 74:1667-1981. doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0622-0
  • Bosshard SA, Mattsson HB, Hetényi G (2012) Origin of internal flow structures in columnar jointed basalt from Hrepphólar, Iceland: I. Textural and geochemical characterization. B Volcanol 74:1645-1666. doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0623-z
  • Hetényi G, Taisne B, Garel F, Médard E, Bosshard S, Mattsson HB (2012) Scales of columnar jointing in igneous rocks: field measurements and controlling factors. B Volcanol 74:457-482. doi:10.1007/s00445-011-0534-4
  • Cornwell DG, Hetényi G, Blanchard TD (2011) Mantle transition zone variations beneath the Ethiopian Rift and Afar: Chemical heterogeneity within a hot mantle? Geophys Res Lett 38:L16308. doi:10.1029/2011GL047575
  • Hetényi G, Godard V, Cattin R, Connolly JAD (2011) Incorporating metamorphism in geodynamic models: the mass conservation problem. Geophys J Int 186:6-10. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05052.x
  • Mattsson HB, Caricchi L, Almqvist BSG, Caddick MJ, Bosshard SA, Hetényi G, Hirt AM (2011) Melt migration in basalt columns driven by crystallization-induced pressure gradients. Nat Commun 2:299. doi:10.1038/ncomms1298
  • Vitale Brovarone A, Groppo C, Hetényi G, Compagnoni R, Malavieille J (2011) Coexistence of lawsonite-bearing eclogite and blueschist: phase equilibria modelling of Alpine Corsica metabasalts and petrological evolution of subducting slabs. J Metamorphic Geol 29:583-600. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00931.x
  • Hetényi G, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Cattin R (2011) Discontinuous low-velocity zone in southern Tibet questions the viability of channel flow model. In: Growth and Collapse of the Tibetan Plateau, eds. R. Gloaguen, L. Ratschbacher, Geol Soc London Spec Pub series 353:99-108. doi:10.1144/SP353.6 PDF-download
  • Labrousse L, Hetényi G, Raimbourg H, Jolivet L, Andersen TB (2010) Initiation of crustal-scale thrusts triggered by metamorphic reactions at depth: insights from a comparison between the Himalayas and Scandinavian Caledonides. Tectonics 29:TC5002. doi:10.1029/2009TC002602
  • Hetényi G, Stuart GW, Houseman GA, Horváth F, Hegedűs E, Brückl E (2009) Anomalously deep mantle transition zone below Central Europe: Evidence of lithospheric instability. Geophys Res Lett 36:L21307. doi:10.1029/2009GL040171
  • Nábělek J, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Sapkota S, Kafle B, Jiang M, Su H, Chen J, Huang BS, the Hi-CLIMB Team (2009) Underplating in the Himalaya-Tibet Collision Zone Revealed by the Hi-CLIMB Experiment. Science 325(5946):1371-1374. doi:10.1126/science.1167719
  • Wittlinger G, Farra V, Hetényi G, Vergne J, Nábělek J (2009) Seismic velocities in Southern Tibet lower crust. A receiver function approach for eclogite detection. Geophys J Int 177:1037-1049. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04084.x
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Brunet F, Vergne J, Bollinger L, Nábělek JL, Diament M (2007) Density distribution of the India plate beneath the Tibetan Plateau: geophysical and petrological constraints on the kinetics of lower-crustal eclogitization. Earth Planet Sci Lett 264:226-244. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.09.036
  • Hetényi G, Bus Z (2007) Shear wave velocity and crustal thickness in the Pannonian Basin from receiver function inversions at four permanent stations in Hungary. J Seismol 11:405-414. doi:10.1007/s10950-007-9060-4
  • Hetényi G, Cattin R, Vergne J, Nábělek JL (2006) The effective elastic thickness of the India Plate from receiver function imaging, gravity anomalies and thermomechanical modelling. Geophys J Int 167:1106-1118. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03198.x