Distribution of eruptive volcanic basalt in the South China Sea and adjacent areas by interpreting gravity, magnetic and seismic data

Publication Date : 2016-01-01
Author : Dung, T. T.Que, B. C.Minh, N. Q.
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Disaster Type : Volcano
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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Volcanic basalt eruption activity in the South China Sea and adjacent areas occurred strongly in Cenozoic E ra. However, it is difficult to define their ranges and spatial locations. This paper presents the methods of reduction to the magnetic equator in low latitudes to bring out a better correlation between magnetic anomalies and their causingsources; highfrequency filtering is to separate gravity and magnetic anomalies as well as information about the volcanic basalts in the upper part of the Earth’s crust; 3D total gradient is to define the spatial location of high density and magnetic bodies. The dis tribution of eruptive volcanic basalt is determined by multidimensional correlation analysis between high frequency gravity and magnetic anomalies with weighted total gradient 3D. The results from the abovementioned methods have shown that the distribution of the eruptive volcanic basalt is mainly concentrated along the South China Sea’s sea floorspreading axis, transitional crust, Manila trench and some large faults zone. These results are improved by existing boreholes and seismic data in the study area.