Earthquake Cycle, Faults and Seismicity Pattern

2-D Simulations

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:

and damage

The results of this modeling are published in Ben-Zion, Lyakhovsky (2001); Lyakhovsky et al. (2001); Ben-Zion et al. (1999)

See publications for exact references