Estimating the Seismicity From Geological Structure for Seismic Risk Studies
Starting with geological data, this paper estimates the seismicity for applications in seismic risk studies. The rate at which seismic moment is released can be estimated on a fault when the slip rate is known. It can also be estimated in a region of crustal convergence (without subduction) or divergence when the rate at which opposite sides of the zone are converging or the regional strain rate is known. Then, provided all of the deformation is released seismically, by assuming the relative frequency of different sizes of earthquakes, the absolute frequency of events can be obtained.
Anderson, J.G., 1979, Estimating the seismicity from geological structure for seismic risk studies: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 69, p. 135-158.