Angola seismicity

Angola seismicity JSeismol https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-018-9754-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Francisco António Pereira Neto & George Sand França & Cristobal Condori & Giuliano Sant’Anna Marotta & Cristiano Naibert Chimpliganond Received: 24 January 2017 /Accepted: 6 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract This work describes the development of the passive margin is also a new region where seismic Angolan earthquake catalog and seismicity distribution activity occurs. Although clear differences are found in the Southwestern African Plate, in Angola. This between different areas along the passive margin, in region is one of the least seismically active, even for the middle near Porto Amboim city, seismic activity is stable continental regions (SCRs) in the world. The more frequent compared with northwestern and south- maximum known earthquake had a magnitude of 6.0 western regions. M , while events with magnitudes of 4.5 have return period of about 10 years. Events with magnitude 5 and . . Keywords Intraplate Sedimentary basin Angola above occur with return period of about 20 years. Five earthquakes Stable continental regions seismic zones can be confirmed in Angola, within and along craton edges and in the sedimentary basins includ- ing offshore. Overall, the exposed cratonic regions tend to have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Seismology Springer Journals
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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Earth Sciences; Geophysics/Geodesy; Structural Geology; Hydrogeology; Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
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1383-4649
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1573-157X
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10.1007/s10950-018-9754-9
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JSeismol https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-018-9754-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Francisco António Pereira Neto & George Sand França & Cristobal Condori & Giuliano Sant’Anna Marotta & Cristiano Naibert Chimpliganond Received: 24 January 2017 /Accepted: 6 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract This work describes the development of the passive margin is also a new region where seismic Angolan earthquake catalog and seismicity distribution activity occurs. Although clear differences are found in the Southwestern African Plate, in Angola. This between different areas along the passive margin, in region is one of the least seismically active, even for the middle near Porto Amboim city, seismic activity is stable continental regions (SCRs) in the world. The more frequent compared with northwestern and south- maximum known earthquake had a magnitude of 6.0 western regions. M , while events with magnitudes of 4.5 have return period of about 10 years. Events with magnitude 5 and . . Keywords Intraplate Sedimentary basin Angola above occur with return period of about 20 years. Five earthquakes Stable continental regions seismic zones can be confirmed in Angola, within and along craton edges and in the sedimentary basins includ- ing offshore. Overall, the exposed cratonic regions tend to have

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Journal of SeismologySpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2018

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