To date, no generally applicable procedure is available for distinguishing triggered earthquakes from other seismic events that occur, apparently randomly, within a certain region (see discussion in van der Elst and Brodsky, 2010). In particular, it is not habitual to utilize diagrams illustrating the time evolution of the seismic release (e.g., Mantovani et al., 1987; Husen et al., 2004) as a diagnostic tool. However, that investigation method has been shown in the present study to be outstandingly useful for highlighting similarities existing between the patterns of seismic activities recorded in two distinct and possibly interacting...

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