3D SH-wave Velocity Structure of East Asia using Love-Wave Tomography and Implication on Radial Anisotropy

러브파 토모그래피를 이용한 동아시아의 3차원 SH파 속도구조와 이방성 연구

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


We present a 3D SH-wave velocity model of the crust and uppermost mantle and seismic radial anisotropy beneath East Asia. The SH-wave velocity structure model was built using Love-wave group-velocity dispersion data from earthquake data recorded at broadband seismic networks of Korea, Japan, and China. Love-wave group-velocity dispersion curves were obtained by using the multiple filtering technique in the period range of 3 to 150 s for 3,369 event-station pairs. The inverted model using these data sets provides a crust and upper mantle SH-wave velocity structure down to 100 km depth. At 10 ~ 40 km depths SH-wave velocity beneath the East Sea is higher than beneath the Japanese island region. We estimated the Moho beneath the East Sea to be between 10 ~ 20 km depth, while Moho beneath the Korean Peninsula at around 35 km based on the depth where high-velocity anomalies are detected. We estimated the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath the East Sea to be at around 50 km based on the depth where strong low-velocity anomalies are observed. Widespread low-velocity anomalies are found between 50 ~ 100 km depth in the study region. Positive radial anisotropy ($V_{SV}$ > $V _{SH}$) is observed down to 35 km depth, while negative radial anisotropy ($V_{SV}$ > $V _{SH}$) is observed for deeper depth.


Supported by : 기상청, 강원대학교


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