Articles | Volume 28, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 28, 379–407, 2021
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 28, 379–407, 2021

Research article 09 Aug 2021

Research article | 09 Aug 2021

Inhomogeneous precursor characteristics of rock with prefabricated cracks before fracture and its implication for earthquake monitoring

Andong Xu et al.

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Subject: Predictability, probabilistic forecasts, data assimilation, inverse problems | Topic: Solid earth, continental surface, biogeochemistry | Techniques: Simulation
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Andres F. Zambrano Moreno and Jörn Davidsen
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 27, 1–9,,, 2020
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Earthquake precursors and earthquake monitoring are always important in the earthquake research field, even if there is still debate about the existence of earthquake precursors. The existence of precursory signals is confirmed by our results. We then attempt to capture and quantity precursors before rock fracture, by which we establish a link between the rock experiments and natural earthquakes. We try to make a different type of analysis by comparing their similar characteristics.