# Fractal properties of the distribution of earthquake hypocenters

@article{Nakanishi1993FractalPO, title={Fractal properties of the distribution of earthquake hypocenters}, author={Hisao Nakanishi and Muhammad Sahimi and Michelle C. Robertson and Charles C. Sammis and Mark D. Rintoul}, journal={Journal De Physique I}, year={1993}, volume={3}, pages={733-739} }

We investigate a recent suggestion that the spatial distribution of earthquake hypocenters makes a fractal set with a structure and fractal dimensionality close to those of the backbone of critical percolation clusters, by analyzing four different sets of data for the hypocenter distributions and calculating the dynamical properties of the geometrical distribution such as the spectral dimension d s . We find that the value of d s is consistent with that of the backbone, thus supporting further…

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