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Title: On-off intermittency in earthquake occurrence

Abstract

The clustered occurrence of earthquakes is viewed as an intermittent phenomenon, interpreting the clusters of events as chaotic bursts combined to the Poissonian occurrence of background seismicity. In particular, we suggest that it can be interpreted as an example of on-off intermittency. This kind of intermittency is parameter driven and exhibits certain universal statistical properties. The study of a Californian catalogue allows to interpret earthquake occurrence as an on-off intermittent phenomenon. Our results suggest the existence of a branching mechanism in earthquake occurrence well explained by epidemic type models.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Environmental Sciences, Second University of Naples, Caserta (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21072381
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.75.026101; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CATALOGS; CHAOS THEORY; EARTHQUAKES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; SEISMICITY

Citation Formats

Bottiglieri, M., and Godano, C.. On-off intermittency in earthquake occurrence. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.026101.
Bottiglieri, M., & Godano, C.. On-off intermittency in earthquake occurrence. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.026101.
Bottiglieri, M., and Godano, C.. Thu . "On-off intermittency in earthquake occurrence". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.026101.
@article{osti_21072381,
title = {On-off intermittency in earthquake occurrence},
author = {Bottiglieri, M. and Godano, C.},
abstractNote = {The clustered occurrence of earthquakes is viewed as an intermittent phenomenon, interpreting the clusters of events as chaotic bursts combined to the Poissonian occurrence of background seismicity. In particular, we suggest that it can be interpreted as an example of on-off intermittency. This kind of intermittency is parameter driven and exhibits certain universal statistical properties. The study of a Californian catalogue allows to interpret earthquake occurrence as an on-off intermittent phenomenon. Our results suggest the existence of a branching mechanism in earthquake occurrence well explained by epidemic type models.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.026101},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
number = 2,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}