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On Chinese earthquake history - An attempt to model an incomplete data set by point process analysis

Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH

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DOI: 10.1007/BF00876217

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Abstract

Since the 1950s, the Academia Sinica in Peking, People's Republic of China, has carried out extensive research on the Chinese earthquake history. With a historical record dating back some 3000 years, a wealth of information on Chinese earthquakes exists. Despite this monumental undertaking by the Academia Sinica, much work is still necessary to correct the existing earthquake data for historical changes in population, customs, modes of communication, and dynasties. In this paper we report on the status of our investigation of Chinese earthquake history and present some preliminary results. By applying point process analysis of earthquakes in 'Central China', we found suggestions of (1) lower earthquake activity at intervals of about 175 years and 375 years, and (2) higher earthquake activity at an interval of about 300 years. ?? 1979 Birkha??user Verlag.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
On Chinese earthquake history - An attempt to model an incomplete data set by point process analysis
Series title:
Pure and Applied Geophysics PAGEOPH
DOI:
10.1007/BF00876217
Volume
117
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Birkha??user-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1229
Last page:
1257
Number of Pages:
29