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[SCG58-11] Estimating stress fieldfrom seismic moment tensor data based on the flow rule in plasticity theory
Keywords:seismic moment tensor, stress field
Here, we show stress field in a region with seismic activity can be estimated from sum of seismic moment tensors in the region based on classical equation in plasticity theory. Seismic activity is a phenomenon relaxing crustal stress and creates inelastic deformation in a medium due to faulting, which suggests the medium could behave as plastic body. The simple mathematical manipulation make easy to estimate stress field in a region and to develop inversion method in further studies.