ViscoSim Earthquake Simulator

Seismological Research Letters



Synthetic seismicity simulations have been explored by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Earthquake Simulators Group in order to guide long‐term forecasting efforts related to the Unified California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (Tullis et al., 2012a). In this study I describe the viscoelastic earthquake simulator (ViscoSim) of Pollitz, 2009. Recapitulating to a large extent material previously presented by Pollitz (2009, 2011) I describe its implementation of synthetic ruptures and how it differs from other simulators being used by the group.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title ViscoSim Earthquake Simulator
Series title Seismological Research Letters
DOI 10.1785/0220120050
Volume 83
Issue 6
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Seismological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 979
Last page 982