Hierarchical block model for seismic processes

TitleHierarchical block model for seismic processes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMykulyak, SV
Abbreviated Key TitleDopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr.
Date Published11/2018

The model based on cellular automata is constructed with regard for two fundamental properties of seismically active areas: a hierarchical block structure and their existence in a state of self-organized criticality. The model reproduces the main empirical properties of seismic processes: the frequency-energy invariance of seismic events (the Gutenberg—Richter law), generalized Omori law for aftershocks, and fractal distribution of hypocenters (epicenters) with power-law dependences of the number of events on distances between hypocenters (epicen ters).

Keywordsblock hierarchical medium, seismic process, self-organized criticality
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