Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 6361–6381, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 6361–6381, 2020

Model evaluation paper 18 Dec 2020

Model evaluation paper | 18 Dec 2020

Synthetic seismicity distribution in Guerrero–Oaxaca subduction zone, Mexico, and its implications on the role of asperities in Gutenberg–Richter law

Marisol Monterrubio-Velasco et al.

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The Mexican subduction zone along the Pacific coast is one of the most active seismic zones in the world, where every year larger-magnitude earthquakes shake huge inland cities such as Mexico City. In this work, we use TREMOL (sThochastic Rupture Earthquake ModeL) to simulate the seismicity observed in this zone. Our numerical results reinforce the hypothesis that in some subduction regions single asperities are responsible for producing the observed seismicity.