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dc.contributor.authorMonterrubio Velasco, Marisol
dc.contributor.authorZúñiga, F. Ramón
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Pérez, Quetzalcoat
dc.contributor.authorRojas, Otilio
dc.contributor.authorAguilar-Meléndez, Armando
dc.contributor.authorPuente, Josep de la
dc.contributor.otherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
dc.identifier.citationMonterrubio Velasco, M. [et al.]. Synthetic seismicity distribution in Guerrero–Oaxaca subduction zone, Mexico, and its implications on the role of asperities in Gutenberg–Richter law. "Geoscientific Model Development", 2020, vol. 13, p. 6361-6381.
dc.description.abstractSeismicity and magnitude distributions are fundamental for seismic hazard analysis. The Mexican subduction margin along the Pacific Coast is one of the most active seismic zones in the world, which makes it an optimal region for observation and experimentation analyses. Some remarkable seismicity features have been observed on a subvolume of this subduction region, suggesting that the observed simplicity of earthquake sources arises from the rupturing of single asperities. This subregion has been named SUB3 in a recent seismotectonic regionalization of Mexico. In this work, we numerically test this hypothesis using the TREMOL (sThochastic Rupture Earthquake MOdeL) v0.1.0 code. As test cases, we choose four of the most significant recent events (6.5 < Mw < 7.8) that occurred in the Guerrero–Oaxaca region (SUB3) during the period 1988–2018, and whose associated seismic histories are well recorded in the regional catalogs. Synthetic seismicity results show a reasonable fit to the real data, which improves when the available data from the real events increase. These results give support to the hypothesis that single-asperity ruptures are a distinctive feature that controls seismicity in SUB3. Moreover, a fault aspect ratio sensitivity analysis is carried out to study how the synthetic seismicity varies. Our results indicate that asperity shape is an important modeling parameter controlling the frequency–magnitude distribution of synthetic data. Therefore, TREMOL provides appropriate means to model complex seismicity curves, such as those observed in the SUB3 region, and highlights its usefulness as a tool to shed additional light on the earthquake process.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the two anonymous reviewers whose comments and suggestions helped improve and clarify this paper. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement no. 823844, the ChEESE CoE Project. Marisol Monterrubio-Velasco, Otilio Rojas, and Josep de la Puente thank the ChEESE CoE Project. Quetzalcoatl Rodríguez-Pérez was supported by the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) (Cátedras program – project 1126).
dc.format.extent21 p.
dc.publisherCopernicus Publications
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia
dc.subject.lcshSubduction zones
dc.subject.otherSeismic hazard analysis
dc.subject.otherGutenberg–Richter law
dc.subject.otherTREMOL (sThochastic Rupture Earthquake ModeL)
dc.subject.otherMexican subduction margin
dc.titleSynthetic seismicity distribution in Guerrero–Oaxaca subduction zone, Mexico, and its implications on the role of asperities in Gutenberg–Richter law
dc.subject.lemacSimulació per ordinador
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/823844/EU/Centre of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth/ChEESE
local.citation.publicationNameGeoscientific Model Development

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