Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
08 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 08 Sep 2015

Earthquake sequencing: chimera states with Kuramoto model dynamics on directed graphs

K. Vasudevan, M. Cavers, and A. Ware


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AR by Kris Vasudevan on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jul 2015) by Jürgen Kurths
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Aug 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Aug 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Aug 2015) by Jürgen Kurths
AR by Kris Vasudevan on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Earthquake sequencing is an intriguing research topic and the dynamics involved are complex. For directed graphs that represent earthquake sequencing, the Kuramoto model yields synchronization. Inclusion of non-local effects evokes the occurrence of chimera states or the co-existence of synchronous and asynchronous behavior among earthquake zones. It is the chaotic dynamics of them resulting in certain patterns that we begin to see in the sequence of seismic events with a very simple model.