Weibull Distributions and Large Earthquake Modelling

  • J. Tiago De Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


A double-chance mechanism (a random maximum of a random number of earthquakes per year) is used to obtain the distribution of the largest yearly earthquake. Conditions under which the final distribution is the Weibull one are considered and used for the analysis in long range planning.


Return Period Weibull Distribution Large Earthquake Seismic Noise Probability Generate Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Tiago De Oliveira
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  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon Center for Statistics and Applications (I.N.I.C.)Academy of Sciences of LisbonPortugal

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