Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2012, San Jose, CA, USA, 56th Annual Proceedings of ISSS

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SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION ANALYSIS OF SEISMIC ACTIVITY OCCURRED IN THE COCOS PLATE, MEXICO

Julian Patino-Ortiz

Abstract


Currently, it has not been fully understand the process that generates seismic activity and under what laws it operates, which has led to analysis from different perspectives and approaches to understand the phenomenon, that is why, in this research, the goal is to analyze the spatial distribution of seismic activity occurred in the Cocos Plate, located in Mexico with various techniques and methods among which are Fractal mechanics, some seismic scaling laws and the spatial distances of seismic events occurred in the said plate. That, in order to find some parameters that let define whether there is any relationship between the places of occurrence of the next event with previous events. This would help in moving towards earthquake prediction.

 

Within the large number of seismic events, it can be observed that even though big events have little statistical weight (10-bM), the radiating energy (103M / 2) that they release grows faster than what it decays and although large earthquakes are rare events, they are the ones that determine the energy dissipation in the system, and are therefore those with the greatest destructive potential for populations that are located in seismic areas and therefore are certainly of interest to science.

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