Deviation from power law of the global seismic moment distribution

@inproceedings{Serra2017DeviationFP,
  title={Deviation from power law of the global seismic moment distribution},
  author={Isabel Serra and Alvaro Corral},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2017}
}
The distribution of seismic moment is of capital interest to evaluate earthquake hazard, in particular regarding the most extreme events. We make use of likelihood-ratio tests to compare the simple Gutenberg-Richter power-law (PL) distribution with two statistical models that incorporate an exponential tail, the so-called tapered Gutenberg-Richter (Tap) and the truncated gamma, when fitted to the global CMT earthquake catalog. Although the Tap distribution does not introduce any significant… CONTINUE READING
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