Volume 121, Number 5, March 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||26 April 2018|
Towards evidence of long-range correlations in shallow seismic activities
1 LISComp Laboratory, Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Paracambi, RJ, Brazil
2 Observatório Nacional - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3 Instituto de Física, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
4 BioComplex Laboratory, School of Computing, Florida Institute of Technology - Melbourne, FL, USA
Received: 23 January 2018
Accepted: 5 April 2018
In this work, we introduce a new methodology to construct a network of epicenters that avoids problems found in well-established methodologies when they are applied to global catalogs of earthquakes located in shallow zones. The new methodology involves essentially the introduction of a time window which works as a temporal filter. Our approach is more generic and for small regions the results coincide with previous findings. The network constructed with that model has small-world properties and the distribution of node connectivity follows a non-traditional function, namely a q-exponential, where scale-free properties are present. The vertices with larger connectivity in the network correspond to the areas with very intense seismic activities in the period considered. These new results strengthen the hypothesis of long spatial and temporal correlations between earthquakes.
PACS: 89.75.Hc – Networks and genealogical trees / 91.30.Px – Earthquakes / 05.90.+m – Other topics in statistical physics, thermodynamics, and nonlinear dynamical systems (restricted to new topics in section 05)
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