The Complex Faulting Process of Earthquakes

Overview

This book extends our understanding of the faulting process of natural earthquakes as a complex system. The complex faulting process is generally described by considering a deterministic source (coherent rupture) and a shastic source (incoherent ruptures). Long-period and short-period approximations provide the scaling law of deterministic and shastic source parameters of natural earthquakes in a general manner.
New concepts of shastic scaling and non-linear scaling law are ...

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Overview

This book extends our understanding of the faulting process of natural earthquakes as a complex system. The complex faulting process is generally described by considering a deterministic source (coherent rupture) and a shastic source (incoherent ruptures). Long-period and short-period approximations provide the scaling law of deterministic and shastic source parameters of natural earthquakes in a general manner.
New concepts of shastic scaling and non-linear scaling law are introduced to represent such complex phenomena of earthquake activities at local, regional and global levels. There are found three modes of complex systems derived from shastic scaling, which characterize the minimum total power (energy) of the system. These systems predict corresponding power spectra of l/f, Kolmogorov and Lorentz types. Since the shastic scaling is general, the theory can also be applied to the physics of complex systems in nature.
Audience: Graduate and undergraduate students in geophysics and geology, and seismologists, civil engineers, geophysicists and geologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048148295
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Series: Modern Approaches in Geophysics Series, #16
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Classical Description of Earthquake Sources. 2. Earthquake Source Spectrum of Complex Faulting Process. 3. Acceleration Spectrum of Complex Faulting Process. 4. Seismic Energy of Complex Faulting Process. 5. Earthquake Magnitude and Complex Faulting Process. 6. General Description of Complex Faulting Process. 7. Shastic Rupture Process of Fault Patches. 8. Shastic Modeling of Complex Earthquake Activity. 9. Non-Linear Scaling Law of Earthquake Activity. Appendices. References. List of Symbols. Index.

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