Taiwan model: Combination of MT and seismicity

Chow Son Chen, Chein Chih Chen

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A strong correlation between the relevant seismic image and the geoelectric model of Taiwan, thus electrical conductivity image is interpreted with the constraints afforded by velocity information. The results show that both the velocity profile and the resistivity section indicate the slab of the subducting Philippine Sea plate. The conductive surface of the slab is thought to be related to fluids associated with the surface of the subducting plate. The slab northward deepens near latitude of 24°N to a depth of 50 km at the northern tip of Taiwan. The angle of subduction is interpreted to be 30º. At the depth of the Moho discontinuity, 40 km, a corresponding sharp boundary can be traced either from the conductivity profile or from the reflectivity section.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1998
Event1998 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, SEG 1998 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 199818 Sep 1998


Conference1998 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, SEG 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


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