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pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 1700–1711 | Cite as

Model of earthquake occurrence in the European area

  • Zdenka Schenková
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Summary

The time distribution of earthquake occurrence in the European area is investigated by statistical laws. The original data of shallow-focus earthquakes are taken from the European catalogue 1901–1967. Evidence is given that the process with the negative binomial entries as a model describing the occurrence of shallow-focus earthquakes is better than the Poisson process. Further, the influence of magnitude classes and magnitude threshold value on the time distribution of earthquake occurrence is examined.

Keywords

Poisson Distribution Poisson Process Main Shock Negative Binomial Distribution Earthquake Occurrence 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zdenka Schenková
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrague 4-Spořilov

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