Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 1293–1297, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1293-2010
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 1293–1297, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1293-2010

  22 Jun 2010

22 Jun 2010

Nonextensive analysis of crustal seismicity in Taiwan

L. Telesca1 and C.-C. Chen2 L. Telesca and C.-C. Chen
  • 1Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, National Research Council, Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
  • 2Graduate Institute of Geophysics, National Central University, Jhongli 320, Taiwan

Abstract. Using the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau earthquake catalogue, the crustal seismicity of Taiwan was analyzed by means of a nonextensive approach. The time span of the analyzed catalogue is from 1 January 1990 to 30 November 2007, and only earthquakes with magnitude M≥2.0 were considered. Our findings reveal that the nonextensive statistics furnishes a very good prediction of the cumulative magnitude distribution of crustal seismicity in Taiwan, even if the aftershocks are removed, indicating that the approach is robust for clustered as well as declustered seismicity.

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