A systematic spatiotemporal test of the critical point hypothesis for large earthquakes

  title={A systematic spatiotemporal test of the critical point hypothesis for large earthquakes},
  author={Gert Z{\"o}ller and Sebastian Hainzl},
[1] The critical point hypothesis for large earthquakes predicts two different precursory phenomena in space and time, an accelerating moment release and the growth of the spatial correlation length. The objective of this work is to investigate both methods with respect to their predictive power. A systematic statistical test based on appropriate random earthquake catalogs allows to quantify the correlations of a precursory pattern with the subsequent mainshock activity. The analysis of target… CONTINUE READING

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