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Authors: Nielsen, S. 
Title: Can earthquake size be controlled by the initial seconds of rupture?
Issue Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-3-540-72240-3
Keywords: early warning
fracture energy
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.03. Earthquake source and dynamics 
Abstract: It has been argued that the dominant period T_p derived from the initial seconds of a seismogram, hence only depending on the initial phases of earthquake rupture, seems to scale with the final size of the earthquake. We provide a physical interpretation for the observed scaling and explain how the final earthquake size could be controlled by the initial phase of rupture.
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