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Semi-Markov processes in seismic risk analysis

  • E. Grandori Guagenti
  • C. Molina
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Abstract

Even though the Poisson process has been widely used in the modelling of earthquake occurrences, it is well known that the temporal sequence of earthquakes in a given zone is not a sequence of independent events. In general the sequence has to be assumed to be a process with a memory of past events or, at least, non stationary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Grandori Guagenti
    • 1
  • C. Molina
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria StrutturalePolitecnico di MilanoItaly

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