We explore the quasistationary regime of the Hamiltonian Mean Field Model (HMF) showing that at least three different classes of events exist, with a different diffusive behavior and with a relative frequency which depends on the size of the system. Along the same line of a recent work [1], these results indicate that one must be very careful in exchanging time averages with ensemble averages during the non‐ergodic metastable regime and at the same time they emphasize the role of finite size effects in the evaluation of the diffusive properties of the system.

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