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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 391637, 11 pages
Characteristic Changes of Scale Invariance of Seismicity Prior to Large Earthquakes: A Constructive Review
Research Center for Earthquake Prediction, Earthquake Administration of Jiangsu Province, No. 3 Wei Gang, Nanjing 210014, China
Received 7 February 2013; Revised 2 May 2013; Accepted 10 June 2013
Academic Editor: Filippos Vallianatos
Copyright © 2013 Qiang Li and Gui-Ming Xu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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