Scaling rules in rock fracture and possible implications for earthquake prediction

@article{Allgre1982ScalingRI,
  title={Scaling rules in rock fracture and possible implications for earthquake prediction},
  author={Claude J. All{\`e}gre and J. L. Le Mou{\'e}l and Ariel Provost},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1982},
  volume={297},
  pages={47-49}
}
A major preoccupation in physical sciences has been to interpret macroscopic events from microscopic phenomena. In some cases the change of scale is efficient and fairly easy to perform, but in others it turns out to be difficult and uninteresting. Success or failure is due more to the nature of the events than to the efficiency of the theoretical methods used. Some macroscopic phenomena have their origin in a microscopic organization which can be transferred to larger scales whereas others… CONTINUE READING