Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
07 Jan 2009
 | 07 Jan 2009

Power law relationship between parameters of earthquakes and precursory electrical phenomena revisited

E. Dologlou

Abstract. The power law relation between the stress drop of "non thrust" earthquakes and the lead time of precursory Seismic Electric Signals (SES), obtained by Dologlou (2008a), has been tested by using additional data from the most recent earthquake that occurred on 8 June 2008, in Andravida, NW. Peloponnesus, Greece and from two other destructive earthquakes that occurred in the past in Ionian sea. A critical exponent α=0.33 is derived which is close to the one (e.g. 0.29) reported by Dologlou (2008a). The above preliminary result strengthens the hypothesis that probably signatures of criticality are present in the earthquake preparation and precursory SES processes and that both phenomena are governed by same physics.