Local distributions and rate fluctuations in a unified scaling law for earthquakes

Álvaro Corral

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Abstract

A recently proposed unified scaling law for interoccurrence times of earthquakes is analyzed, both theoretically and with data from Southern California. We decompose the corresponding probability density into local-instantaneous distributions, which scale with the rate of earthquake occurrence. The fluctuations of the rate, characterizing the nonstationarity of the process, show a double power-law distribution and are fundamental to determine the overall behavior, described by a double power law as well. © 2003 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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