Variation of the Earth tide-seismicity compliance parameter during the recent seismic activity in Fthiotida, central Greece

Dimitrios N. Arabelos, Michael E. Contadakis, Georgios Vergos, Spyrous Spatalas


Based on the results of our previous studies concerning the tidal triggering effect on the seismicity in Greece, we consider the confidence level of earthquake occurrence - tidal period accordance as an index of tectonic stress criticality, associated with earthquake occurrence. Then, we investigate whether the recent increase in the seismic activity at Fthiotida in Greek mainland indicates faulting maturity and the possible production a stronger earthquake. In this paper we present the results of this investigation.


Earth tides; Seismicity; Hi(stogram)Cum(ulation) method; Schuster test

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X