Moment tensor estimation using regional seismograms from a Tibetan Plateau portable network deployment

George E. Randall, Charles J. Ammon, Thomas J. Owens

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Abstract

We present the results of moment tensor inversions using regional seismograms recorded during the 1991–1992 PASSCAL passive seismic experiment on the Tibetan Plateau. Using data recorded over a one‐year period, we estimate the source mechanisms for 38 earthquakes within and near the Tibetan Plateau with moment‐magnitudes (Mw) ranging from 3.8 to 5.0. With only one exception, all the events within the Plateau, but away from the Plateau boundary, indicate either strike‐slip or extensional faulting, a result consistent with previous studies. Three‐fourths of all the events occurred at depths less than 10 km, and all but two depths less than 15 km. Several events, located near the southeastern section of the Plateau, exhibit an unusual mb‐Mw difference of approximately one magnitude unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1665-1668
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume22
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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