Under appropriate long-range dependence conditions, it is well known that the joint distribution of the number of exceedances of several high levels is asymptotically compound Poisson. Here we investigate the structure of a cluster of exceedances for stationary sequences satisfying a suitable local dependence condition, under which it is only necessary to get certain limiting probabilities, easy to compute, in order to obtain limiting results for the highest order statistics, exceedance counts and upcrossing counts.

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