Geophysical Journal | 2002 volume 24 1

Clustering of tectonic dismembering and autosimilarity of moderate seismicity in the Alpine-Mediterranean zone

© Spirtus V.B.

The relation of the "b" parameter of the Gutenberg-Richter's frequency-magnitude law with the fractal geometry of the field of earthquakes and tectonic dismemberment is studied. Conformably to the moderate seismicity in the Alpine-Mediterranean region, a Kinetic model of subdivision-coagulation of partings is proposed. We suggest a hypothesis that the autosimilarity of seismicity and the "b" variations are associated with non-linear, interaction of partings of different fractions of a suspension tectonic flow.

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