Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
11 Dec 2009
 | 11 Dec 2009

Scaling behaviour in temporal fluctuations of crustal seismicity in Taiwan

L. Telesca, C.-C. Chen, and Y.-T. Lee

Abstract. The crustal seismicity of Taiwan was investigated by means of the Allan Factor analysis and Count-based Periodogram, which allow to identify scaling behaviour in point processes and to quantify their temporal fluctuations by means of the estimate of the scaling exponent. Our findings point out to the presence of two time-scaling regions in the crustal Taiwanese seismicity. The first region, involving the intermediate timescales can be probably linked with aftershock activity, while the second region, involving the large timescales could be related with the background seismicity.