High-resolution Seismic Imaging of Geologic Deformation, offshore East Coast of Korea at 37 degrees N: Implications for Assessments of Seismic Activity SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
High-resolution Seismic Imaging of Geologic Deformation, offshore East Coast of Korea at 37 degrees N: Implications for Assessments of Seismic Activity
Author(s)
Han-Joon, Kim; Hyeong-Tae, Jou; Hoon, Lee Gwang; Dong-Lim, Choi; Bo-Yeon, Yi; Lee-Sun, Yoo; Sang-Hoon, Lee; Kwang-Hee, Kim; Hai-Soo, Yoo
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Han Joon(김한준)Jou, Hyeong Tae(주형태)Yoo, Lee Sun(유이선)Lee, Sang Hoon(이상훈)
Publication Year
2011-04
Abstract
We acquired and interpreted more than 650 km of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles in the Hupo Basin, offshore east coast of Korea at 37 degrees N in the East Sea (Japan Sea) to image shallow and basement deformation. The seismic profiles reveal that the main depocenter of the Hupo Basin in the study area is bounded by a large offset border fault, the Hupo Fault, on the east and an antithetic fault; however, the antithetic fault is much smaller both in horizontal extension and in vertical displacement than the Hupo Fault. Sediment infill in the Hupo Basin consists of syn-rift (late Oligocene - early Miocene) and post-rift (middle Miocene - Holocene) units. The Hupo Fault and other rift-bounding faults newly defined in the Hupo Basin strike dominantly north. These faults are interpreted to have been created with a sense of normal displacement during continental rifting in late Oligocene to early Miocene times. The current ENE direction of maximum principal compressive stress observed in and around the Korean peninsula associated with the motion of the Amurian Plate induces the faults in the Hupo Basin to have reverse and right-lateral, strike-slip motion, when reactivated. A recent earthquake positioned on the Hupo Fault indicates that in the study area and possibly further in the eastern Korean margin, earthquakes would occur on the faults created during continental rifting in the Tertiary
ISSN
0974-262X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3875
Bibliographic Citation
DISASTER ADVANCES, v.4, no.2, pp.40 - 46, 2011
Publisher
DISASTER ADVANCES
Subject
AMURIAN PLATE; ULLEUNG BASIN; JAPAN SEA; CONSTRAINTS; EVOLUTION; MARGIN; FAULTS; SLIP
Keywords
High-resolution seismic profiles; Korean margin; Shallow deformation; Earthquake hazard
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
DISASTER ADVANCES
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magnetic survey,unmanned survey,UXO Detecting,자력탐사,무인탐사,불발탄 탐사

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