One Class of Problems of the Theory of Elasticity and Seismology and a Problem of Earthquake Prediction

Spatial quasi-static and dynamic problems of the theory of elasticity, simulating the behavior of lithospheric plates and blocks of Earth’s crust are solved for a layered package. According to the data of seismic stations, GPS, inclinometers, and other measuring instruments, slow (age-related) and transient motions of lithospheric plates are considered. It is shown that by carrying out regular measurements, based on the obtained solutions, it is possible to trace the entire process of preparation and occurrence of earthquakes.

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Translated from Prikladnaya Mekhanika, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 29–43, January–February 2021.

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Ahalovian, L.A., Ahalovian, M.L. One Class of Problems of the Theory of Elasticity and Seismology and a Problem of Earthquake Prediction. Int Appl Mech 57, 19–33 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10778-021-01063-9

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Keywords

  • layered plate
  • lithospheric plate
  • elasticity
  • 3D problems
  • seismology
  • earthquake prediction
  • asymptotic method