Analysis of the theory of extremes as applied to earthquake problems
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1977 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Solid Earth and Planets
Volume 82, Issue 36, pages 5647–5657, 10 December 1977
How to Cite
1977), Analysis of the theory of extremes as applied to earthquake problems, J. Geophys. Res., 82(36), 5647–5657, doi:10.1029/JB082i036p05647., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 JUN 1977
- Manuscript Received: 20 OCT 1976
Procedures of the theory of extremes give unacceptably large probable errors in determinations of return times, b values, and maximum magnitudes of large- and intermediate-magnitude earthquakes using limited runs of data. On all accounts, methods which utilize all available data give superior estimates of the parameters of seismicity than do extreme value methods and provide for a procedure for handling inhomogeneous catalogs as well.