dr Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos


tel: +48 12 292 38 19

e-mail: kleptoka@igf.edu.pl


  • 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


  • Seismicity rate changes
  • Earthquake magnitude distribution analysis
  • Time series analysis and Statistical Seismology
  • Seismicity catalogues processing
  • Spatio - temporal variation of stress field
  • Development and implementation of algorithms and software for various seismological research applications.


  • Leptokaropoulos, K., and M. Staszek (2019), Temporal response of magnitude distribution to fluid injection rates in The Geysers geothermal field, Acta Geophys., 67, 327-339, doi: 10.1007/s11600-018-0215-1.

  • Leptokaropoulos, K., S. Cielesta, M. Staszek, D. Olszewska, G. Lizurek, J. Kocot, S. Lasocki, B. Orlecka-Sikora, M. Sterzel and T. Szepieniec (2019), IS-EPOS: A platform for anthropogenic seismicity research, Acta Geophys., 67, 299-310, doi: 10.1007/s11600-018-0209-z.

  • Leptokaropoulos, K., A. Adamaki, R. Roberts, C. Gkarlaouni, and P. Paradisopoulou (2018), Impact of magnitude uncertainties on seismic catalog properties, Geophys J. Int., 213, 940-951, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy023.

  • Leptokaropoulos, K., M. Staszek, S. Lasocki, P. Martínez-Garzón and G. Kwiatek (2018), Evolution of seismicity in relation to fluid injection in North-Western part of The Geysers Geothermal field, Geophys. J. Int., 212, 1157-1166, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx481.

  • Staszek, M., B. Orlecka-Sikora, K. Leptokaropoulos, P. Martínez-Garzón, and G. Kwiatek (2017), Temporal static stress drop variations in relation to technological activity at The Geysers geothermal field, California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 7168-7176, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073929.

  • Olszewska, D., S. Lasocki, and K. Leptokaropoulos (2017), Non-stationarity and internal correlations of the occurrence process of mining induced seismic events, Acta Geophys., 65, 607-515, doi:10.1007/s11600-017-0024-y.

  • Leptokaropoulos, K., M. Staszek, S. Cielesta, D. Olszewska, P. Urban, and G. Lizurek (2017),

  • Time Dependent seismic hazard in Bobrek coal mine, Poland, assuming different magnitude distribution estimations, Acta Geophys., 65, 493-505, doi: 10.1007/s11600-016-0002-9.

  • Leptokaropoulos K., E. Papadimitriou, B. Orlecka–Sikora, and V. Karakostas (2016), An Evaluation of Coulomb Stress Changes from Earthquake Productivity Variations in the Western Gulf of Corinth, Greece, Pure Appl. Geophys., 173, 49-72, doi: 10.1007/s00024-015-1057-2.

  • Leptokaropoulos K., E. Papadimitriou, B. Orlecka-Sikora, V. Karakostas and F. Vallianatos (2014), Time dependent earthquake occurrence rates along the Hellenic Arc, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 104, 6, 3029-3053, doi: 10.1785/0120130298.

  • Leptokaropoulos K., E. Papadimitriou, B. Orlecka–Sikora, and V. Karakostas (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., E. Papadimitriou, Z. Pabuçcu, V. Karakostas, A. Yoruk, and K. Leptokaropoulos (2014), A detailed analysis of microseismicity in Samos and Kusadasi (eastern Aegean) areas, Acta Geophys., 62, 1283-1309, doi: 10.2478/s11600-013-0194-1.

  • Leptokaropoulos K., V. Karakostas, E. Papadimitriou, A. Adamaki, O. Tan, and S. İnan (2013), A Homogeneous Earthquake Catalogue for Western Turkey and Magnitude of Completeness Determination, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103, 5, 2739-2751, doi: 10.1785/0120120174.

  • Leptokaropoulos, K., E. Papadimitriou, B. Orlecka-Sikora, and V. Karakostas (2012), Seismicity rate changes in association with the evolution of the stress field in northern Aegean Sea, Greece, Geophys. J. Int., 188, 1322 – 1338, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05337.x.


  • Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA), funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme under grant agreement 730900. Software toolboxes development and implementation within WP23 - JRA1 ”Physics of the earthquake initiation” (Since June 2018).
  • European Plate Observing System Implementation Phase project (EPOS IP) funded by the Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme, call H2020 – INFRADEV-1-2015-1 in the years 2015-2019, under Grant Agreement No 676564. Major Involvement on Task 14.6 “Time and Technology Dependent Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment” (September 2015 – March 2018).
  • Shale gas Exploration and Exploitation Induced Risks (SHEER), Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (LCE 16-2014) research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 640896. Major Involvement on WP4 “Assessment of Induced Seismicity” with emphasis on Task 4.2 “Statistical Description of the induced seismic processes and assessment of relationships with technological/operational parameters”, minor involvement in other Tasks (May 2015 – April 2018).
  • 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” (January 2014 – December 2015)
  • 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