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Entropy 2011, 13(7), 1267-1280; doi:10.3390/e13071267

Tsallis-Based Nonextensive Analysis of the Southern California Seismicity

National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, C.da S.Loja, 85050 Tito (PZ), Italy
Received: 6 June 2011 / Revised: 21 June 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 11 July 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tsallis Entropy)
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Nonextensive statistics has been becoming a very useful tool to describe the complexity of dynamic systems. Recently, analysis of the magnitude distribution of earthquakes has been increasingly used in the context of nonextensivity. In the present paper, the nonextensive analysis of the southern California earthquake catalog was performed. The results show that the nonextensivity parameter q lies in the same range as obtained for other different seismic areas, thus suggesting a sort of universal character in the nonextensive interpretation of seismicity.
Keywords: nonextensivity; earthquakes nonextensivity; earthquakes
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Telesca, L. Tsallis-Based Nonextensive Analysis of the Southern California Seismicity. Entropy 2011, 13, 1267-1280.

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