Cellular-automaton model of earthquakes with deterministic dynamics

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Abstract

A cellular-automaton model of threshold elements with deterministic dynamics is introduced. The model is a cellular-automaton version of the mechanical earthquake model invented originally by Burridge and Knopoff [Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 57, 341 (1967)] and studied recently by Carlson and Langer [Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 2632 (1989); Phys. Rev. A 40, 6470 (1989)]. Randomness exists only in initial configurations. Numerical results show that the distribution function of the event magnitudes has a scaling region consistent with the Gutenberg-Richter law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7086-7089
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Cellular-automaton model of earthquakes with deterministic dynamics. / Nakanishi, Hiizu.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 41, No. 12, 01.01.1990, p. 7086-7089.

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