Fractal source structure, energy scaling, and similarity for a modified Burridge-Knopoff model

V. M. Gertsik


A pseudostochastic set of shear areas for computer-generated earthquakes in a modified two-dimensional Burridge-Knopoff model demonstrates some fractal properties. The energy of events and geometrical source parameters are found to be related by a power law. A number of similarity laws postulated in classical seismology do not hold in the model.

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Computational Seismology, Vol. 4.