3-D Velocity Structure beneath the Chia-Nan Area, Taiwan


In this study, we adopt a damping least-square inversion method to investigate the Vp structures and Vp/Vs ratios of the crust and upper mantle beneath the Chia-Nan area, Taiwan. Previous studies have shown that, velocity structure can be used as an indicator of the geometry of a fault and the general aspects of tectonics. Therefore, the first goal of this research is to analyze the degree of correlation between the velocity structure and the seismic characteristics with respect to the tectonic implications of the area. The second intention is to study the relationship between the Vp/Vs ratio and the pressure change occurring with crack opening in the deeper crust. Finally, the distribution of Vp/Vs ratios and its association with fault activities is also investigated.

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