The Complex Faulting Process of Earthquakes by J. KoyamaThe Complex Faulting Process of Earthquakes by J. Koyama

The Complex Faulting Process of Earthquakes

byJ. Koyama

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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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 stochastic source (incoherent ruptures). Long-period and short-period approximations provide the scaling law of deterministic and stochastic source parameters of natural earthquakes in a general manner. New concepts of stochastic 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 stochastic 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 stochastic 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.
Title:The Complex Faulting Process of EarthquakesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048148294

ISBN - 13:9789048148295


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. Stochastic Rupture Process of Fault Patches. 8. Stochastic Modeling of Complex Earthquake Activity. 9. Non-Linear Scaling Law of Earthquake Activity. Appendices. References. List of Symbols. Index.