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By Yan Y. Kagan

This publication is the 1st complete and methodologically rigorous research of earthquake incidence. types according to the speculation of the stochastic multidimensional element techniques are hired to approximate the earthquake prevalence development and assessment its parameters. the writer exhibits that the majority of those parameters have common values. those effects aid clarify the classical earthquake distributions: Omori's legislation and the Gutenberg-Richter relation.

The writer derives a brand new negative-binomial distribution for earthquake numbers, rather than the Poisson distribution, after which determines a fractal correlation measurement for spatial distributions of earthquake hypocenters. The ebook additionally investigates the disorientation of earthquake focal mechanisms and exhibits that it follows the rotational Cauchy distribution. those statistical and mathematical advances give the chance to supply quantitative forecasts of earthquake incidence. In those forecasts earthquake expense in time, area, and focal mechanism orientation is evaluated.

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