SEISMOLOGY AND GEOLOGY ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (5): 1185-1205.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.0253-4967.2019.05.008

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FENG Hong-wu1, YAN Wen-hua1, YAN Shan1, GUO Ying-xia2, HUI Shao-xing1, CHANG Cheng1   

  1. 1. Shaanxi Earthquake Agency, Xi'an 710068, China;
    2. Jiangsu Earthquake Agency, Nanjing 210014, China
  • Received:2019-02-20 Revised:2019-05-29 Online:2019-10-20 Published:2019-12-07


冯红武1, 颜文华1, 严珊1, 郭瑛霞2, 惠少兴1, 常城1   

  1. 1. 陕西省地震局, 西安 710068;
    2. 江苏省地震局, 南京 210014
  • 作者简介:冯红武,男,1985年生,2014年于中国地震局兰州地震研究所获固体地球物理专业硕士学位,工程师,现主要从事地震层析成像研究,电话:029-88465302,。
  • 基金资助:

Abstract: The Weihe Basin is the main component of the extrusion and escape shear zone between the ancient North China craton block in Ordos and the ancient Yangtze platform in Sichuan Basin, and carries the dynamic transmission from the main power source of the Qinghai-Tibet Block in the west to the North China and South China regions in the east. The basin itself plays multi roles in the east-west and north-south tectonic movement, and is an excellent site for studying the structural interlacing, dynamic transformation and transmission. At the same time, Weihe Basin is also a famous strong earthquake zone in China. Historically, there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 8 1/4 occurring in Huaxian County in 1556, causing huge casualties and property losses. In view of the special geological structures and the characteristics of modern seismicity activities in the Weihe fault-depression zone, it is necessary to carry out fine three-dimensional velocity structure detection in the deep part of Weihe Basin and its adjacent areas, so as to study the relationship between velocity structure and geological structural units and their evolution process, as well as the deep medium environment where earth ̄quakes develop and occur.
We investigate the S-wave velocity structure beneath Weihe Basin and its adjacent regions based on continuous background noise data and teleseismic data recorded by 257 broadband stations in Shaanxi Province and its adjacent regions and China Seismological Science Array Exploration Project, and by adopting seismic surface wave inter-station method and background noise cross-correlation method, a total of 10 049 fundamental-mode Rayleigh surface wave phase velocity dispersion curves in the periods of 5~70s are obtained. Firstly, using the average dispersion curve in this study area, we obtain the one-dimensional average S-wave velocity structure model of the study area, and then we apply the ray-tracing surface-wave-dispersion direct inversion method to obtain the S-wave velocity structure of the crust and uppermost mantle (3~80km) beneath Weihe Basin and its adjacent regions. The test results of a 1°×1° grid checker board show that the recovery is good, except for the areas east of 111° and south of 32° of the study area, where there is almost no resolution. The imaging results show that the velocity structure beneath each tectonic unit in the study area has a certain distribution rule, and there is a good correlation between surface geological structure and deep velocity structure.
Based on the analysis of velocity slices at different depths and S-wave velocity structures of three profiles, and combined with existing geological structures, geophysics and other deep exploration research results, we obtain the following knowledge and conclusions:1)The thick sedimentary layer covering the top of Weihe Basin is the cause of low velocity anomaly in its shallow crust, the middle and upper crust of the basin are of low velocity structure, and the low-velocity zone extends about 25km, the Moho interface uplifts abruptly relative to both the Ordos Block and the Qinling orogenic belt on opposite sides, and high-speed materials from the upper mantle intrude into the lower crust, which may be related to the underplating of mafic-ultramafic materials from the upper mantle in Mesozoic-Cenozoic period; 2)The south Ordos Block is not a homogeneous whole, the low-velocity structure of the shallow crust in southern Ordos Block is thin in east and thick in west, which may be related to the overall tilting of the Ordos Basin since the Phanerozoic, as well as the differential uplift and strong and uneven denudation of the Ordos Block since the Late Cretaceous. The crustal structure of the south Ordos Block is relatively simple and homogeneous. There is no significant low-velocity structure in the curst of the block, which shows that the low-velocity structure in the crust does not penetrate the whole Ordos block. We speculate that the southern Ordos Block still maintains the stable craton property, and has not been reformed significantly so far; 3)The variation characteristics of deep structure of the Qinling orogenic belt reflect the deep crustal structure and tectonic deformation characteristics of the orogenic belt which are strongly reformed by land-land collision and suture between North China plate and Yangtze plate, intracontinental orogeny, uplift of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its northeastern expansion since the Late Hercynian-Indosinian period. The deep structure beneath the eastern and western Qinling orogenic belt is different and has the characteristics of segmentation. The low-velocity anomaly at the bottom of the lower crust of the orogenic belt may be affected by tectonic activities such as uplift and outward extension of the NE Tibetan plateau, and the analysis considers that there is little possibility of the existence of lower crustal circulation channel for the eastward flowing of Tibetan plateau materials in the Qinling orogenic belt. However, since the maximum depth from the inversion of this paper is 80km, which is located at the top of the upper mantle, our results cannot prove that there exists a mantle flow channel for the eastward flow of Tibetan plateau material beneath the Qinling orogenic belt.

Key words: ambient noise, seismic surface wave, S-wave velocity structure, Weihe Basin, dispersion curve

摘要: 利用陕西及邻区测震台网和中国地震科学台阵探测项目共257个宽频带台站记录的连续波形与远震数据,采用基于射线追踪的面波频散直接反演方法获得了渭河盆地及邻区地壳上地幔顶部S波速度结构,成像结果显示:1)渭河盆地顶部形成于新生代的沉积层造成其浅部显著的低速异常,盆地中、上地壳为低速结构,低速带延深至约25km深处,莫霍面相对两侧突变上隆,上地幔高速体侵入下地壳,可能与中-新生代上地幔基性-超基性铁镁质物质底侵有关。2)南鄂尔多斯块体地壳浅层东薄西厚的低速结构可能与块体遭受的整体掀斜、差异性抬升和强烈而不均匀的剥蚀有关。壳内不存在明显的低速异常,说明壳内低速体并没有贯穿整个鄂尔多斯地块,鄂尔多斯南段仍保留着稳定克拉通属性,至今还未遭受明显改造。3)秦岭造山带东、西深部结构存在差异,具有分段特征。造山带下地壳底部的低速异常,可能与造山带受青藏高原东北缘隆升和向外扩展等构造活动的影响有关,分析认为秦岭造山带存在青藏高原物质E流的下地壳流通道的可能性不大。

关键词: 背景噪声, 地震面波, S波速度结构, 渭河盆地, 频散曲线

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