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Fig. 8 | Earth, Planets and Space

Fig. 8

From: Fully dynamic earthquake sequence simulation of a fault in a viscoelastic medium using a spectral boundary integral equation method: does interseismic stress relaxation promote aseismic transients?

Fig. 8

Spatiotemporal distribution of \(V\) in viscoelastic cases with different \(V_{\text{ini}}\) values and with \(R_{c}^{\text{EL}} /R = 1\) and \(t_{c} /t_{\text{load}} = 1.5\). a \(V_{\text{ini}} = 0.2V_{\text{pl}}\). The system produces repeating AT, similar to the case with small initial perturbation (Fig. 6). b \(V_{\text{ini}} = 0.02V_{\text{pl}}\). The rate-weakening patch is stuck. c \(V_{\text{ini}} = 0.005V_{\text{pl}}\). The rate-weakening patch is stuck similar to b, but the stuck part of the patch is larger

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