RHEOLOGIC PROPERTIES OF THE SOLID EARTH
Final rept. for 1 May 1962-31 Mar 1965
UPPSALA UNIV (SWEDEN)
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The paper is based on data for the largest earthquakes magnitude 7 or above in the interval 1897-1964. Strain energy release and numbers of earthquakes are studied both in relation to their time and space distribution. The circum-Pacific belt exhibits two pronounced concentrations of strain energy release, in its NW and SE part. There is a general decrease of seismic activity over the period investigated. The whole material used is presented in a table, probably the most complete list of large earthquakes so far published.