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Geohazard assessment from satellite magnetic data modeling—with examples from the Arctic Margin along the Canada Basin and the Korean Peninsula along 40°N (latitude) parallel
Earth, Planets and Space volume 60, pages497–503(2008)
Long-wavelength, relative high-amplitude-magnetic anomalies obtained at satellite altitudes have provided an understanding of the nature of the deeper crust of the Earth. We have studied two such long-wavelength anomalies in regions of high stress—one with a large and one with a lower amplitude anomaly. The first feature is on the Canada Basin continental margin in the Northwest and Yukon Territories, Canada (magnetic anomaly range: 19 nT to −6 nT at 350-km altitude). This area is also the focus of significant stress and earthquake activity. We interpret this anomaly and associated tectonic activity with this region’s position at or near the fulcrum of the scissors-like opening of the Canada Basin in the mid-Mesozoic Era. The second is a section along the 40°N (latitude) parallel crossing the Korean Peninsula (magnetic anomaly range: <−2 nT to >3 nT at 350-km altitude), where an east-west fracture zone has been proposed to extend from northeastern China, across the Korean Peninsula, Sea of Japan and (Northern) Japan.
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Taylor, P.T., Kim, H.R., Kutina, J. et al. Geohazard assessment from satellite magnetic data modeling—with examples from the Arctic Margin along the Canada Basin and the Korean Peninsula along 40°N (latitude) parallel. Earth Planet Sp 60, 497–503 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03352816
- Magnetic anomalies
- Arctic Margin
- Korean Peninsula