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Crustal structure of Damavand volcano, Iran, from ambient noise and earthquake tomography
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Geophysics.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Seismology, ISSN 1383-4649, E-ISSN 1573-157X, Vol. 19, no 1, 191-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigated the shear wave velocity structure beneath the Damavand volcano, Iran, using analysis of Rayleigh wave empirical Green's functions obtained from the cross-correlation of 1-year seismic ambient noise and 26 local earthquakes. After the observed phase, velocity dispersion curves were inverted to obtain phase velocity tomographic maps; the synthetic phase velocity dispersion curves were then estimated for each evenly spaced geographic grid point. Estimated synthetic phase velocities were inverted using the nonlinear damped least-squares inversion method to obtain a quasi-3D shear wave velocity for the study area. Analysis of obtained quasi-3D shear wave velocity model reveals the presence of three distinct low or high anomalies in the upper 5 km. A low-velocity layer (V (S) similar to 2.8 km/s) was observed in the upper similar to 2 km of the crust that includes the sedimentary sequence of carbonate, siliciclastic, and volcanic rocks. According to our results, there is an indication of a high-velocity layer (V (S) a parts per thousand yenaEuro parts per thousand 3.0 km/s) at the depth range of 2 to 5 km, which may indicate the presence of dense, cooled magma. There is a clear indication of intrusion of the low-velocity anomaly/body into the higher velocity layer, in the depth range of approximately 3.0 to 4.5 km. The corresponding low-velocity body is interpreted as a hot magma chamber associated with the young eruption of Damavand. The chamber is located southwest of the crater, which stretches from the west to beneath the Damavand cone.

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2015. Vol. 19, no 1, 191-200 p.
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Damavand volcano, Ambient noise, Tomography, Shear wave velocity, Low-velocity body
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241395DOI: 10.1007/s10950-014-9458-8ISI: 000346173700013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-241395DiVA: diva2:782861
Available from: 2015-01-22 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2015-01-22Bibliographically approved

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