We study the coupled evolution of earthquakes and faults in a model consisting of a seismogenic upper crust governed by damage rheology, over a viscoelastic substrate.
The evolving damage modifies the
effective elastic properties of material in the upper crust as a
function of the ongoing deformation. This simulates the creation and
healing of fault systems in the upper seismogenic zone.
Enjoy the map view movies of strain:
The results of this modeling are published in Ben-Zion, Lyakhovsky (2001); Lyakhovsky et al. (2001); Ben-Zion et al. (1999)
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