Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 625–634 | Cite as

Research on determining the annual earthquake occurrence rates of potential seismic source areas

  • Jiancheng Lei
  • Zhenliang Shi
  • Jiaquan Yian


To actually reflect the seismic temporal-spatial inhomogeneity of intra continental strong earthquakes of North China in seismic hazard analysis, several seismological and geological characteristics have been selected and quantized to describe the seismicity features in time and space of every magnitude interval with the thought of dividing the interesting magnitude range into several intervals and using of spatial probability distribution function. A component analysis method with orthogonal transformation is introduced to avoid the repeated use of the same element and the subjective effects in determining the annual earthquake occurrence rates of earthquake. By passing synthetic fuzzy judgement on the nonintercorrelated new characteristics, the annual occurrence rates of every magnitude interval of each potential source area are obtained associated with the adjustments of earthquake reducing process after the occurrence ofM>7 quake. An intensity map of the Beijing-Tianjin-Zhangjiakou area is calculated as an example which shows a close coincidence with the seismic temporal-spatial inhomogeneity of North China.

Key Words

potential seismic source area annual earthquake occurrence rate magnitude interval seismic temporal-spatial inhomogenity component analysis method synthetic fuzzy judgement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiancheng Lei
    • 1
  • Zhenliang Shi
    • 2
  • Jiaquan Yian
    • 2
  1. 1.Seismological Bureau of Sichuan ProvinceChengduChina
  2. 2.Institute of GeophysicsState Seismological BureauBeijingChina

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