In most earthquake hazard models, the b-value of the Gutenberg-Richter law plays a central role in forecasting future seismicity based on the observed history. The cumulative earthquake-size distribution is commonly described by a power law: log10(N) = a - bM, where N is the cumulative number of earthquakes of magnitude M or greater, a is the earthquake productivity of a volume, and b is the relative size distribution (Gutenberg and Richter 1944; Ishimoto and Iida 1939). The slope of this power law, the b-value, is a critical parameter in seismology that describes...
Research Article|January 01, 2007
ALM: An Asperity-based Likelihood Model for California
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Stefan Wiemer, Danijel Schorlemmer; ALM: An Asperity-based Likelihood Model for California. Seismological Research Letters ; 78 (1): 134–140. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.78.1.134
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