About this Research Topic
The goal of the Research Topic is to draw attention to the clustering property of seismicity at different scales and of different nature. Joint analysis of the results of laboratory modeling, observations of the real and induced seismicity and rock bursts in mines may provide a better understanding of this property, help find the fine line between coupled and independent seismic events, as well as define interaction mechanisms controlling seismic clustering. Study and comparison of the patterns of spatio-temporal clustering at different scales of space, time and energy are the subject of this Topic.
The scope of this Research Topic is to collect articles presenting original results and critical reviews in the following areas of research:
- Statistical studies identifying new properties and patterns of clustering of natural and man-made seismicity at different scales;
- Statistical studies quantifying the impact of various factors on the clustering of seismicity;
- Studies of clustering in induced and triggered seismicity;
- Laboratory research clarifying the physics of cluster formation and identifying factors that determine the statistical properties of clustering;
- Theoretical studies observations, clarifying the underlying physical processes and building models for clustering seismicity.
Keywords: natural seismicity, induced seismicity, laboratory modeling of seismic process, seismostatistics, earthquake clustering
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