Articles | Volume 3, issue 1/2
30 Apr 2003
30 Apr 2003

A stochastic marked point process model for earthquakes

L. Holden, S. Sannan, and H. Bungum

Abstract. A simplified stochastic model for earthquake occurrence focusing on the spatio-temporal interactions between earthquakes is presented. The model is a marked point process model in which each earthquake is represented by its magnitude and coordinates in space and time. The model incorporates the occurrence of aftershocks as well as the build-up and subsequent release of strain. The parameters of the model are estimated from a maximum likelihood calculation.