Three-dimensional seismic structure beneath Shillong Plateau and Assam Valley, northeast India

J. R. Kayal, Dapeng Zhao

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Abstract

Northeast India is bounded by the Himalayan arc to the north and the Burmese arc to the east. The Shilling Plateau and Assam Valley lie at the boundary zone of the two arcs. Three microearthquake surveys were conducted in this area from 1984 to 1986. We have applied a tomographic method to about 2800 high-quality P- and S-wave arrival times from 364 local earthquakes that were recorded to determine the 3D velocity structure of the crust and upper mantle in this region. The result reveals significant lateral heterogeneities in the study area. The tomographic images obtained in this study are compatible with the major tectonic features such as active faults and seismicity trends.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-676
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Volume88
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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