**Statistical Physics of Fracture, Friction and Earthquake**

by Hikaru Kawamura, et al.

**Publisher**: arXiv 2011**Number of pages**: 52

**Description**:

We review the present status of our research and understanding regarding the dynamics and the statistical properties of earthquakes, mainly from a statistical physical viewpoint. Emphasis is put both on the physics of friction and fracture, which provides a 'microscopic' basis of our understanding of an earthquake instability, and on the statistical physical modelling of earthquakes, which provides 'macroscopic' aspects of such phenomena.

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