Spatial seismic point pattern analysis with Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation

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This paper proposes the use of Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation (Rue et al., 2009) to describe the spatial displacement of earthquake data. Specifying a hiechical structure of the data and parameters, an inhomogeneuos Log-Gaussian Cox Processes model is applied for describing seismic events occurred in Greece, an area of seismic hazard. In this way, the dependence of the spatial point process on external covariates can be taken into account, as well as the interaction among points, through the estimation of the parameters of the covariance of the Gaussian Random Field, with a computationally efficient approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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