Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 467–475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-467-2016

Special issue: Waves in media with pre-existing or emerging inhomogeneities...

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 467–475, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-467-2016

Research article 19 Dec 2016

Research article | 19 Dec 2016

Slow strain waves in blocky geological media from GPS and seismological observations on the Amurian plate

Victor G. Bykov and Sergey V. Trofimenko

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We have obtained new evidence of the existence of strain waves in the Earth based on a statistical analysis of the dynamics of seismicity along the northern boundary of the Amurian plate and the data derived from in situ GPS experimental observations. Our results (the periodicity of the seismic components, spatial cycles of the seismicity maxima and migration rate of earthquakes) allow us to identify the dynamics of seismicity along the northern boundary of the Amurian plate as a wave process.