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Active faults of the Baikal depression

Bulletin des Centres de Recherches Elf Exploration Production

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Abstract

The Baikal depression occupies a central position in the system of the basins of the Baikal Rift Zone and corresponds to the nucleus from which the continental lithosphere began to open. For different reasons, the internal structure of the Lake Baikal basin remained unknown for a long time. In this article, we present for the first time a synthesis of the data concerning the structure of the sedimentary section beneath Lake Baikal, which were obtained by complex seismic and structural investigations, conducted mainly from 1989 to 1992. We make a brief description of the most interesting seismic profiles which provide a rough idea of a sedimentary unit structure, present a detailed structural interpretation and show the relationship between active faults in the lake, heat flow anomalies and recent hydrothermalism.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Active faults of the Baikal depression
Series title:
Bulletin des Centres de Recherches Elf Exploration Production
Volume
21
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bulletin des Centres de Recherches Elf Exploration Production
First page:
399
Last page:
434
Number of Pages:
36