© The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2014. The estimation of the spatial variation of the b-value of the Gutenberg-Richter relationship is important for both the general interpretation of the mechanism of rock mass response and seismic hazard assessment. The interpretation of b-value as a parameter of rock mass response is discussed in this paper. The methods applied to evaluate the spatial variation of b-value and the algorithm for obtaining the magnitude of completeness and b-value for subsets of data are presented with some verification analyses. The algorithms presented enable the automation of a spatial evaluation of b-value.
|Title of host publication||Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy|
|Publisher||South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Evaluation of the spatial variation of b-value - South Africa|
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …
|Conference||Evaluation of the spatial variation of b-value|
|Period||1/01/14 → …|