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Both represent stress-drops. For faults, it is the stress-drop from the fracture strength of intact rock to the residual frictional strength. For earthquakes, it is the stress-drop from static to dynamic friction. Earthquake and Fault Populations: Self-organization Earthquakes and faults both self-organize into populations with well deﬁned statistical properties, thus exhibiting complexity in the physics of this system. Earthquakes Brittle Tectonics: A Non-linear Dynamical System, Figure 4 Displacement profiles along faults of different length in the Volcanic Tablelands of eastern California, normalized to length.
A global plot of D vs. L is shown in Fig. 5. There is, similar to earthquakes, considerable scatter, but the overall trend shows a linear relationship between D and L. Here more can be said about the origin of the scatter than in the case of earthquakes. Those faults with D/L ratios less than 10 2 are in soft sedimentary rock at shallow depth; those with greater D/L are in strong metamorphic or igneous rock. Faults of length greater than 5 km extend increasingly deeper into the crust and exhibit an increase in D/L (stress-drop) owing to the increase of strength with pressure.