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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/nhessd-2-3183-2014
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05 May 2014
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This discussion paper has been under review for the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS). The revised manuscript was not accepted.
Statistical similarity between high energy charged particle fluxes in near-earth space and earthquakes
P. Wang, Z. Chang, H. Wang, and H. Lu Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 100049 Beijing, China
Abstract. It has long been noticed that rapid short-term variations of high energy charged particle fluxes in near-Earth space occur more frequently several hours before the main shock of earthquakes. Physicists wish that this observation supply a possible precursor of strong earthquakes. Based on DEMETER data, we investigate statistical behaviors of flux fluctuations for high energy charged particles in near-Earth space. Long-term clustering, scaling, and universality in the temporal occurrence are found. There is high degree statistical similarity between high energy charged particle fluxes in near-Earth space and earthquakes. Thus, the observations of the high energy particle fluxes in near-Earth space may supply a useful tool in the study of earthquakes.

Citation: Wang, P., Chang, Z., Wang, H., and Lu, H.: Statistical similarity between high energy charged particle fluxes in near-earth space and earthquakes, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 2, 3183-3192, doi:10.5194/nhessd-2-3183-2014, 2014.
P. Wang et al.
P. Wang et al.

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