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Al- Ays 2009 Earthquake Swarm_ Saudi Arabia

Al- Ays 2009 Earthquake Swarm_ Saudi Arabia

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Paper on Incipient status of dyke intrusion in top crust – evidences from the Al-Ays 2009 earthquake swarm, Harrat Lunayyir, SW Saudi Arabia
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This article was downloaded by: [Basab Mukhopadhyay]On: 23 April 2012, At: 22:26Publisher: Taylor & FrancisInforma Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registeredoffice: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
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Incipient status of dyke intrusion in topcrust evidences from the Al-Ays 2009earthquake swarm, Harrat Lunayyir, SWSaudi Arabia
Basab Mukhopadhyay
a
, Saad Mogren
b
b
&Sujit Dasgupta
ca
Geological Survey of India, Central Headquarters, 27 J.L. NehruRoad, Kolkata, 700016, India
b
Department of Geology & Geophysics, King Saud University, POBox 2455, Riyadh 11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
c
Ex Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, IndiaAvailable online: 23 Apr 2012
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Basab Mukhopadhyay, Saad Mogren, Manoj Mukhopadhyay & Sujit Dasgupta(2012): Incipient status of dyke intrusion in top crust evidences from the Al-Ays 2009earthquake swarm, Harrat Lunayyir, SW Saudi Arabia, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk,DOI:10.1080/19475705.2012.663794
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Incipient status of dyke intrusion in top crust – evidences from theAl-Ays 2009 earthquake swarm, Harrat Lunayyir, SW Saudi Arabia
BASAB MUKHOPADHYAY*
{
, SAAD MOGREN
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,MANOJ MUKHOPADHYAY
{
and SUJIT DASGUPTA
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{
Geological Survey of India, Central Headquarters, 27 J.L. Nehru Road, Kolkata700016, India
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Department of Geology & Geophysics, King Saud University, PO Box 2455, Riyadh11451, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Ex Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, India
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Received 21 December 2011; in final form 1 February 2012
)The 2009 earthquake-swarm in the Al-Ays volcanic zone in Harrat-Lunayyir inNW Saudi-Arabia is unique because of its intense character and focal-depthdistribution at two depth bands (5–10 and 15–20 km) in upper crust withoutvolcanic eruption. We investigate an anatomy of the dyke-intrusion model thatsupports the mechanism for the swarm itself with seismotectonics, pore pressurediffusion process and inference model. Inferred dyke-intrusion initially started atdepth had a five-day peak period (15–20 May 2009) since inception of event-recordings, following which the activity diminished. The process of pore pressureperturbation and resultant ‘‘
r–t
plot’’ with modelled diffusivity (D
¼
0.01) relatesthe diffusion of pore pressure to seismic sequence in a fractured poro-elastic fluid-saturated medium. The spatio-temporal b-values show high b-values (
4
1.3)along the zone of dyke intrusion (length 10 km and height 5 km) at
*
20kmdepth. The main-shock and other prominent earthquakes originated on amoderate b-value zone (
*
1.0). Temporal b-value analysis indicates anexceptionally low b-value (
*
0.4) during the main-shock occurrence. The Al-Ays lava-field is inferred to underlie a seismic volume trending NW-SE boundedon both sides by two NW-SE trending fault systems, dipping 40–50
8
opposite toeach other within a proposed nascent rift setting.
1. Introduction
Southwestern Saudi Arabia except the Red Sea region is seismically inactive, thoughrepeated basaltic eruptions here covered a vast expanse of volcanic fields, called the‘‘Harrats’’ (figure 1). The harrats form the volcanic fields that are historically stable,which, experience periodic small swarms or sometimes a sizeable earthquake event.Table 1 provides a list of instrumentally recorded events since 1964 plus a welldocumented event that occurred in 1121 AD. Since 2007, recording of periodic smallearthquake swarms in the area prompted the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) to fix anetwork of broadband seismometers surrounding the volcanic field with real-time
*Corresponding author. Email: basabmukhopadhyay@yahoo.com
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