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Heavy tails and earthquake probabilities

Seismological Research Letters

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DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.83.3.483

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Abstract

The 21st century has already seen its share of devastating earthquakes, some of which have been labeled as “unexpected,” at least in the eyes of some seismologists and more than a few journalists. A list of seismological surprises could include the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Islands; 2008 Wenchuan, China; 2009 Haiti; 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand; and 2011 Tohoku, Japan, earthquakes

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Heavy tails and earthquake probabilities
Series title:
Seismological Research Letters
DOI:
10.1785/gssrl.83.3.483
Volume
83
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Seismological Society of America
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
483
Last page:
485