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Method for Determining the Potential Strain Energy Stored in the Earth before a Large Earthquake
Earth Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 47-57
Received: Apr. 6, 2013; Published: Apr. 2, 2013
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E. E. Khachiyan, Institute of Geological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Prosp. Marshal Bagramyan, 24a, Yerevan, 0019, Republic of Armenia
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This paper describes a technique for determining the potential energy of deformed material around a future earthquake rupture, with this energy being stored during the precursory period. The basic parameters are the following: rupture length on the Earth’s surface after the earthquake has occurred , rupture depth h, and the relative block movement along the rupture strike line . We compared the results for 44 large earthquakes with those derived by determining seismic wave energy from earthquake magnitude.
Earthquake; Strain Energy; Energy Seismic Waves; Comparison
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E. E. Khachiyan, Method for Determining the Potential Strain Energy Stored in the Earth before a Large Earthquake, Earth Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 47-57. doi: 10.11648/
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