# Variations in earthquake-size distribution across different stress regimes

@article{Schorlemmer2005VariationsIE, title={Variations in earthquake-size distribution across different stress regimes}, author={Danijel Schorlemmer and Stefan Wiemer and Max Wyss}, journal={Nature}, year={2005}, volume={437}, pages={539-542} }

The earthquake size distribution follows, in most instances, a power law, with the slope of this power law, the ‘b value’, commonly used to describe the relative occurrence of large and small events (a high b value indicates a larger proportion of small earthquakes, and vice versa). Statistically significant variations of b values have been measured in laboratory experiments, mines and various tectonic regimes such as subducting slabs, near magma chambers, along fault zones and in aftershock…

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