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The space and time pattern of the local seismicity in Slovenia


Title (Dublin Core)

eng The space and time pattern of the local seismicity in Slovenia
hrv Prostorna i vremenska razdioba lokalne seizmičnosti u Sloveniji

Description (Dublin Core)

eng The territory of Slovenia is subdivided into five seismogenetic regions according to their geological, tectonical, and geophysical properties. The seismicity of these regions is determined on the basis of more than 3000 earthquakes contained in the catalogue for Slovenia . Seismically most active part is concentrated in central, south-eastern and south-western Slovenia (zones B 2 , B 3 , and A 2 ).

Temporal energy release, strain release and indexes of seismic activity A10 have been determined for all characteristic regions. Introducing parameter S=S(E2/3) it is shown that a temporal dependence of the activity exists, and further, that and increase of the activity in south-eastern and south-western Slovenia is accompanied by a decrease of activity in its central part, and vice versa.

Variations of b -value in the relation log N= a-bM have been determined for the three characteristic regions A 2 , B 2 , and B 3 . They have been correlated with times of occurrence of strong earthquakes. It is shown that most events occurred in time intervals when the b -value was 0.9 or less, or when the trend of the b -value was negative.

Creator (Dublin Core)

Ribarič, Vladimir

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eng local seismicity; Slovenia
hrv lokalna seizmičnost; Slovenija

Publisher (Dublin Core)

Andrija Mohorovicic Geophysical Institute

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ISSN 0352-3659 (Print)
ISSN 1846-6346 (Online)
Volume 5
Issue 1

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