As discussed in Tullis et al. (2012b), a promising avenue for improving seismic hazard estimation and reducing the large uncertainties in current assessments is to incorporate more accurate and region‐specific characterizations of the interactions and physical processes that control earthquake occurrence in fault systems. Earthquake simulators are computer models that can contribute to this by carrying out large‐scale simulations of earthquake occurrence to characterize system‐level response of fault systems including processes that control time, place, and extent of earthquake slip. Such simulators were pioneered by work such as Rundle (1988), Robinson and Benites (1995), and Ward (1996)...

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