JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-TT Technology & Techniques

[S-TT55] [EE] Recent Advances in Exploration Geophysics (RAEG2017)

Sat. May 20, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Hitoshi Mikada(Kyoto University), Junichi Takekawa(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Yoshihisa Iio(Disater Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University), Yasuo Ogawa(Volcanic Fluid Research Center, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Chairperson:Junichi Takekawa(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Chairperson:Hitoshi Mikada(Kyoto University)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

[STT55-04] A study in tectonic structure in Taiwan in the susceptibility domain

*Chieh-Hung Chen1, Strong Wen2, Yi-Hsuan Huang2, Cheng-Horng Lin3, Chun-Rong Chen4 (1.Hubei Subsurface Multi-scale Imaging Key Laboratory, Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei, 430074, China, 2.Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 621, Taiwan, 3.Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 4.Department of Earth Sciences, National Central University, Jhongli, 320, Taiwan)

Keywords:Magnetic anomaly, Velocity tomography, Magnetic susceptibility

3-D velocity-susceptibility models were constructed by using the velocity retrieved from seismic tomography transferring into susceptibility through characteristics of minerals and/or rocks determined by Vp and the Vp/Vs ratio in Taiwan. Simulated magnetic anomalies computed from those models via forward methods were compared with the magnetic anomaly map retrieved from field prospection to determine a double constrained model. Profiles sliced from the determined model were utilized to examine well-known tectonic structure reported in the previous studies to confirm the feasibility of the velocity-susceptibility transformation. The determined model shows earthquakes often located in the low-susceptibility in the western side of Taiwan. In contrast, no clear relationship between earthquake locations and susceptibility can be found in volcanic areas. Aseismic areas in the southern part of the Central Mountain Range are dominated by intrusion of igneous with high susceptibility. The Philippine Sea plate subducting beneath the Eurasian plate at the latitude of about 24.5° in the eastern side of Taiwan also can be revealed by a downward high-susceptibility zone. In short, the 3-D velocity-susceptibility model provides a novel view of the dominant susceptibility and heat on tectonic structure and geological evolution.