An earthquake simulator is a computer program that simulates a long sequence of earthquakes, which may range from tens of thousands of years up to millions of years. Different simulator codes have different input requirements, but in general the inputs to a simulator program include the fault system geometry, fault slip rates, rake angles, friction parameters, initial stress state, and elastic parameters. The output from a simulator program is a list of events, each of which is characterized by time, location, magnitude, rupture area, mean slip, stress change, and, optionally, a map that shows the distribution of slip over the...

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