|Damage Localization, Sensitivity of Energy Release and Catastrophe Transition|
Yi-Long Bai, H.L.LI, Fu-Jiu.Ke, Meng-Fen Xia
Large earthquakes can be viewed as catastrophic ruptures in the earth's crust. There are two common features prior to catastrophe transitions in heterogeneous media. One is damage localization and the other is critical sensitivity, both of them are related to cascade of damage coalescence. These may be two cross checking precursors of large earthquakes.
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