3D SV-wave Velocity Structure of East Asia using Rayleigh-Wave Tomography

레일리파 토모그래피를 사용한 동아시아의 3차원 SV파 속도구조

  • You, Seol-Han (Division of Geology and Geophysics, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Chang, Sung-Joon (Division of Geology and Geophysics, Kangwon National University)
  • 유설한 (강원대학교 지질.지구물리학부) ;
  • 장성준 (강원대학교 지질.지구물리학부)
  • Received : 2016.11.29
  • Accepted : 2017.01.31
  • Published : 2017.02.28


We construct 3D SV-wave velocity structure of the crust and the upper mantle beneath East Asia from Rayleighwave group-velocity measurements. For the construction of the SV-wave velocity model at 10 ~ 100 km depth, we used seismic data recorded at 321 broadband stations in Korea, Japan, and China. Rayleigh-wave group-velocity dispersion curves were obtained by using the multiple filtering technique in the period range from 3 to 150 s. High SV-velocity anomalies are imaged beneath the East Sea from 10 km depth to deeper depth, implying that the Moho beneath the East Sea is between at 10 ~ 20 km depth. We estimated the Moho beneath the Korean peninsula to be around 35 km based on the depth where a high-velocity anomaly is observed. The SV-wave velocity model shows prominent fast S-velocity anomalies near northeastern Japan, associated with the subducting Pacific plate. Low-velocity anomalies are found beneath the east coast of the Korean peninsula at 100 km depth, which may play a role in the formation of the Ulleungdo and the Ulleung basin. We observed low-velocity anomalies beneath the Yamato basin at 100 km depth as well, which may indicate the upwelling of fluid from the Pacific plate via dehydration at deeper depth.


Supported by : 기상청, 강원대학교


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