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SAM and the PI index: Complementary approaches to earthquake forecasting

Kristy F. Tiampo, David Bowman, & John B. Rundle

Published 2008, SCEC Contribution #814

In this work, we provide a study of the stress accumulation method (SAM) (King and Bowman, 2003) and the Pattern Informatics (PI) index (Tiampo et al., 2002). We examine the theoretical underpinnings for the similarities between the two techniques, as well as the differences in their application. Finally, we present three case studies from different regions of the San Andreas fault system to illustrate both their complementary nature, as well as the advantages to combining them in one synthesized analysis.

Tiampo, K. F., Bowman, D., & Rundle, J. B. (2008). SAM and the PI index: Complementary approaches to earthquake forecasting. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 165(3-4), 693-709.