Crustal structure of Narmada-Son Lineament: An aeromagnetic perspective
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2004
Received: 21 November 2003
Accepted: 19 May 2004
Published: 24 June 2014
Aeromagnetic data analysis over the Narmada-Son Lineament (NSL) shows that prominent anomalies are located over dyke swarms and trap flows and the major formations present have distinct magnetic signatures. A major extensive ENE fault is identified which coincides with the course of the Narmada river and which appears, as earlier suggested, to control Gondwana sedimentation to the south and Vindhyan sedimentation to the north. By isolating the sources, it is found that the signatures of the Deccan traps have a distribution that is possibly related to their time of eruption and subsequent evolution. The region between Hoshangabad (HBD) and Narsimapura (NSR) are made up of two structural units: a shallow ENE structure superposed on a deeper NW-SE feature which is possibly related to the continuation of the Godavari Gondwana Graben towards the northwest. The region north and south of the deep-seated fault F1 has undergone different evolutionary history. The thickness of the magnetic crust in the Narmada-Son region lies between 25 to 31 km, implying a lithological change below this depth. This is borne out by the high velocity layer (7.2 km/s) within the lower crust identified by DSS studies.