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Title:Seismic Studies of the East African Rift System and the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for the Rheology of Lithosphere and the Evolution of Rifts in Continents
Author(s):Yang, Zhaohui
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Chen, Wang-Ping
Department / Program:Geology
Discipline:Geology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Geology
Abstract:Additional evidence for this conclusion comes from my study of eleven intracontinental earthquakes, with magnitudes ranging from 4.9 to 6, which occurred in the mantle beneath the western Himalayan syntaxis, the western Kunlun Mountains, and southern Tibet (near Xigaze). High-resolution seismic waveforms show that some focal depths exceeded 100 km, indicating that these earthquakes also occurred in the mantle lithosphere, even though the crust has been greatly thickened.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:145 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86542
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3363121
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2009


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