Phd Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos


tel: +48 12 292 38 19



  • 2005 – BSc. Environmental Engineer, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • 2009 - MSc. Geophysics, Geology Department, School of Earth Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2014 – PhD. Seismology, Geology Department, School of Earth Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


  • From 13.01.2014 to 31.05.2014 – Assistant in the department of Seismology and Physics of Earth’s Interior, IGF PAS
  • Since 01.06.2015 – Assistant Professor in the department of Seismology, IGF PAS


  • Spatio-temporal variation of stress field
  • Seismicity rate changes
  • Rate/state dependent friction modeling
  • Statistical Seismology
  • Development and implementation of algorithms and seismological software


  • Leptokaropoulos K., Staszek M., Cielesta S., Urban P., Olszewska D., Lizurek G. (2017), Time-dependent seismic hazard in Bobrek coal mine, Poland, assuming different magnitude distribution estimations, Acta Geophys., doi: 10.1007/s11600-016-0002-9
  • Leptokaropoulos K., Staszek M., Lasocki S., Kwiatek G. (2016), Preliminary results for Space-Time Clustering of Seismicity and its Connection to Stimulation Processes, in North-Western Geysers Geothermal Field. 35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, Trieste, Italy.
  • Leptokaropoulos K. M., Papadimitriou E., Orlecka–Sikora B, Karakostas V. (2015), An Evaluation of Coulomb Stress Changes from Earthquake Productivity Variations in the Western Gulf of Corinth, Greece, Pure Appl. Geophys., doi:  10.1007/s00024-015-1057-2
  • Leptokaropoulos K. M., Papadimitriou E. E. Orlecka-Sikora B. Karakostas V. G. and Vallianatos F. (2014), Time dependent earthquake occurrence rates along the Hellenic Arc, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 104, 6, 3029-3053, doi: 10.1785/0120130298
  • Leptokaropoulos K. M., Papadimitriou E., Orlecka–Sikora B, Karakostas V., (2014), Forecasting seismicity rates in western Turkey as inferred from reference seismicity and stressing history, Nat. Hazards, 73, 1817-1842, doi: 10.1007/ s11069-014-1181-9
  • Tan, O., Papadimitriou, E., Pabuçcu, Z., Karakostas, V., Yoruk, A. and Leptokaropoulos, K. M., (2014), A detailed analysis of microseismicity in Samos and Kusadasi (eastern Aegean) areas, Acta Geophys., doi: 10.2478/s11600-013-0194-1
  • Leptokaropoulos, K. M., Papadimitriou E. E., Orlecka-Sikora, B. Karakostas V. G. and Vallianatos, F. (2013), Modeling Seismicity Rate Changes Along The Hellenic Subduction Zone (Greece), Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, XLVII, 1157-1166
  • Leptokaropoulos K. M., Karakostas V. G., Papadimitriou E. E., Adamaki A. K., Tan O., and İnan S., (2013), A Homogeneous Earthquake Catalogue for Western Turkey and Magnitude of Completeness Determination, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103, 5, 2739-2751
  • Leptokaropoulos, K. M., Papadimitriou, E. E., Orlecka-Sikora, B., Karakostas, V. G., (2012), Seismicity rate changes in association with the evolution of the stress field in northern Aegean Sea, Greece, Geophys. J. Int., 188, 1322 – 1338
  • Leptokaropoulos, K. M., Papadimitriou, E. E., Orlecka-Sikora, B., Karakostas, V. G. (2010), Seismicity rate changes in association with time dependent stress transfer in the region of northern Aegean Sea, Greece, Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, XLIII, 2093–2103


  • DIGITAL RESEARCH SPACE OF INDUCED SEISMICITY FOR EPOS PURPOSES (IS-EPOS), Project funded by The National Centre for Research and Development, within the Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013, IGF-PAN, Poland. Task Leader of IS-EPOS Task 3, “Implementation of Thematic Core Services for Selected Use Cases” (since January 2014)
  • Participation in THALES Program of the Ministry of Education of Greece and the European Union in the framework of the project entitled "Integrated understanding of Seismicity, using innovative Methodologies of Fracture mechanics along with Earthquake and non extensive statistical physics – Application to the geodynamic system of the Hellenic Arc. SEISMO FEAR HELLARC" (January 2013 - June 2014)
  • Participation in a Greek – Turkish joint research Programme of the Ministry of Education of Greece with title “Seismotectonic properties of the eastern Aegean: Implications on the stress field evolution and seismic hazard assessment in a tectonically complex area”, GSRT 10 ΤUR/ 1–3–9, Joint Research and Technology Programmes 2010–2011, (2011-2013)
  • Installation, maintenance and data analysis from temporary seismological network in Central Greece (2009 – 2011)
  • Seismological data analysis at the Seismological Station of Thessaloniki, calculating focal parameters and local magnitudes (2008-2013)


  • January-April 2013, LLP/ERASMUS PLACEMENT exchanging program, IGF-PAS, Krakow/ Warsaw, Poland
  • October-December 2008, LLP/ERASMUS exchanging program, AGH University, Krakow, Poland