• Li Xiaolu

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    • Fractal dimension analysis for seismicity spatial and temporal distribution in the circum-Pacific seismic belt

      Yin Lirong Li Xiaolu Zheng Wenfeng Yin Zhengtong Song Lihong Ge Lijun Zeng Qingchuan

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      In this study, we present the fractal characteristics of the spatio-temporal sequence for seismic activity in the circum-Pacific seismic belt and vicinity regions, which is one of the most active seismic zones worldwide. We select the seismic dataset with magnitude $M \geq$ 4.4 in the circum-Pacific seismic belt region and its vicinity from 1900–2015 as the objects. Based on the methods of capacity dimension and information dimension, using ln(1/$\delta$)–ln N($\delta$) of the relationship to evaluate and explain, the results show that (1) in the circum-Pacific seismic belt and the surrounding areas, for the seismic activity with magnitude $M \geq$ 4.4, the time series dimension is 0.63, the spatial distribution dimension is 0.52 and they have fractal structure. (2) For the earthquakes with $M \geq$ 7.0, the time series dimension increases greatly, which indicates that the cluster characteristics in time is greatly reduced. And the earthquakes with magnitude 7.0 $\geq$ $M \geq$ 4.4 have significant impact on the characterized by clustering in time in the study region. (3) There is significant fractal structure at spatio-temporal distribution of earthquakes in the circum-Pacific seismic belt. It reveals the tectonic movements keep continuous, obvious anisotropism characteristic of geological structure and the distribution of surface stress field is spatio-temporal heterogeneity in the study area.

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