Javier Alejandro Ojeda Vargas

PhD candidate

Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris & Universidad de Chile

Paris, Francia

Líneas de Investigación

I am interested in a wide range of earthquake seismology and geodesy research. Some of them: seismic and aseismic slip modes, regional seismicity behavior in subduction zones, earthquake engineering and strong motion simulations


  •  MSc Geophysics, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2018
  •  BS Geophysics, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2016
  •  PhD(c) Geology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile
  •  PhD(c) Earth Sciences, INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS. Francia

Experiencia Académica

  •   Teaching assistant Part Time


    Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Research assistant Part Time

    Programa de Riesgo Sísmico

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - 2020

  •   Visiting Researcher Part Time

    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

    Rome, Italia

    2019 - 2020

  •   Doctoral Researcher Full Time

    Departamento de Geofísica

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano

School projects formation
2022: Scientific Advisor in science academy developed in the Cristobal Colón School from Melipilla, PAR Explora RMSP ANID
2018: Scientific Advisor in science academy developed in the Nocedal School from La Pintana, PAR Explora RMSO CONICYT

Difusión y Transferencia

Participation in National and International congresses
- American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022)
- European Geosciences Union General Assembly (2021)
- Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission Assembly (2022)
- Colloquium Geophysical Signatures of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (2016, 2021)
- Congreso Geológico Chileno (2015, 2018)

Conference coordinator, Universidad de Chile
2020: III Postgraduate workshop in Geophysics
2018: I Postgraduate workshop in Geophysics
2016: II Colloquium of Geophysical Signatures of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

2022 - today: Co-representative Fundación Geonautas
2021 - today: Podcast speaker in Ta Temblando!!
2021 - today: Panelist and radial speaker in Rocadictos, FCFM
2021 - 2022: Seismological talks through CIENCIA ABIERTA, a communication program from Explora ANID
2020 - 2021: Scientific Advisor in Festival de la Ciencia organized by PAR Explora RMSP ANID
2020 - 2022: ECS co-representative of the European Geosciences Union, Seismology Division. Writer and Reviewer EGU Seismology blog
2019 - 2022: Social Media Editor in Geociencias para Terrícolas, a science communication platform about Earth Sciences
2016 - 2018: Responsible for scientific dissemination of Earthquakes/Tsunamis in Geociencias para Políticas Públicas, FCFM
2016 - 2018: Scientific Staff organizer in Exposismos, PAR Explora RMSO CONICYT
2016 - 2019: Seismological talks through 1000C1000A, a communication program from Explora CONICYT
2016: Scientific Staff member in III Engineering and Sciences festival, FCFM
2016: Scientific Staff member in CITRID festival, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
2014: Scientific Staff member in CONICYT festival, Fondecyt project 11130230: Mega-earthquakes scenarios in Chile and Synthetic Strong Motion Simulation

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Premios y Distinciones

  •   Travel Grant

    American Geophysical Union

    Estados Unidos, 2020

    Supported by the American Geophysical Union. This program provides funds to present outstanding graduate projects at the AGU Fall Meeting 2021.

  •   Short-term study Grant

    Japan Student Services Organization and Science and Engineering Exchange Program with Latin America

    Japón, 2018

    Three weeks stay in Japan supported by JASSO and SEELA to attend the International Joint Workshop on Slow Earthquakes (Fukuoka) and the Japan-LatinAmerica Academic Conference (Nikko)

  •   Internship Grant - IPGP - France


    Chile, 2017

    Supported by the program ”Short research stays for MSc. and PhD. students - Call 2017-2018”. Project: Implementation of transfer functions in stochastic finite fault methodology. Simulation of strong motion records of Tohoku Mw 9.0 (2011) and Maule Mw 8.8 (2010). Supervisor: Ph.D. Fabián Bonilla.

  •   Outstanding student award


    Chile, 2014

    Period 2014 and 2015 Acknowledgement to students who have excellent academic performance


Article (8)

Afterslip of the M-w 8.3 2015 Illapel Earthquake Imaged Through a Time-Dependent Inversion of Continuous and Survey GNSS Data
Long-term array observation by ocean bottom seismometers at the Chile Triple Junction
Seismic and aseismic slip during the 2006 Copiapo swarm in North-Central Chile
Hybrid broadband strong-motion simulation to investigate the near-source characteristics of the M6.5, 30 October 2016 Norcia, Italy earthquake
Seismic noise variability as an indicator of urban mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Santiago metropolitan region, Chile
Global quieting of high-frequency seismic noise due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures
The 21 May 1960 M-w 8.1 Concepcion Earthquake: A Deep Megathrust Foreshock That Started the 1960 Central-South Chilean Seismic Sequence
Stochastic Strong-Motion Simulation in Borehole and on Surface for the 2011 M-w 9.0 Tohoku-Oki Megathrust Earthquake Considering P, SV, and SH Amplification Transfer Functions

Proyecto (2)

Relation among Small, Large and Mega-earthquakes in Central Chile
Mega-earthquakes scenarios in Chile and Synthetic Strong Motion Simulation
Javier Ojeda

PhD candidate

Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris & Universidad de Chile

Paris, Francia

Sergio Ruiz

Profesor Asociado



Santiago, Chile

Cesar Pasten

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ingeniería Civil

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile