An Analysis of Earthquakes Clustering Based on a Second-Order Diagnostic Approach

  • Giada AdelfioEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


A diagnostic method for space–time point process is here introduced and applied to seismic data of a fixed area of Japan. Nonparametric methods are used to estimate the intensity function of a particular space–time point process and on the basis of the proposed diagnostic method, second-order features of data are analyzed: this approach seems to be useful to interpret space–time variations of the observed seismic activity and to focus on its clustering features.


Seismic Activity Point Process Intensity Function Kernel Estimator Homogeneous Poisson Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Statistical and Mathematical SciencesUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

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