Moho orientation beneath central California from regional earthquake travel times

Journal of Geophysical Research
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Abstract

This paper examines relative Pn arrival times, recorded by the U. S. Geological Survey seismic network in central and northern California from an azimuthally distributed set of regional earthquakes. Improved estimates are presented of upper mantle velocities in the Coast Ranges, Great Valley, and Sierra Nevada foothills and estimates of the orientation of the Moho throughout this region. Finally, the azimuthal distribution of apparent velocities, corrected for dip and individual station travel time effects, is then studied for evidence of upper mantle velocity anisotropy and for indications of lower crustal structure in central California.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Moho orientation beneath central California from regional earthquake travel times
Series title Journal of Geophysical Research
DOI 10.1029/JB089iB12p10267
Volume 89
Issue B12
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Description 16 p.
First page 10267
Last page 10282
Country United States
Other Geospatial Central California
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