PEER has just published Report No. 2014/14 titled “Scaling Relations between Seismic Moment and Rupture Area of Earthquakes in Stable Continental Regions” as a new addition to the PEER Report Series. It was authored by Paul Somerville.
This report, which is a follow-up to a previous in-depth investigation [Somerville 2011], describes the development of scaling relations between seismic moment and rupture area of earthquakes in stable continental regions (SCR). The report reviews existing relations, develops new relations, and compares the new relations with the existing relations. It also compares the scaling relations of SCR earthquakes with those in tectonically active continental regions (TCR).