Stress Shadows Determined from a Phase Dynamical Measure of Historic Seismicity
The Pattern Informatics (PI) technique (tiampoet al., 2002) is founded on the premise that changes in the seismicity rate are a proxy for changes in the underlying stress. These stress changes are correlated over large spatial regions, and can be quantified using a phase dynamical analysis of the changes in historic seismicity rates. This new approach to the study of seismicity quantifies its local and regional space-time patterns and identifies regions of local quiescence or activation. Here we study those local changes in an attempt to objectively quantify short-term stress shadow regions. We determine that, while persistent stress shadows are detectable with this method, they do not occur uniformly throughout the spatio-temporal region.
KeywordsSeismicity stress shadows earthquake physics seismic hazard
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