Seismic Images of the Crust across D-E Seismic Profile (TS04-Tsujal Project): Results of Reflection and Wide-Angle Seismic Study

Monday, 15 December 2014
Diana Nunez1, Jesualdo Yair Lopez Ortiz2, Rafael Bartolome3, Diego Córdoba Barba Sr1, Francisco J Nunez-Cornu2, Juanjo Danobeitia3, Araceli Zamora-Camacho2 and Christian R Escudero2, (1)Complutense University of Madrid, Fac. Ciencias Fisicas, Madrid, Spain, (2)Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro de Sismología y Volcanología de Occidente, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, (3)ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
As a part of TSUJAL Project (Crustal characterization of the Rivera Plate-Jalisco Block boundary and its implications for seismic and tsunami hazard assessment), a geophysical study has been carried out during February and March 2014 in western continental margin of Jalisco where seismic reflection, wide-angle seismic, bathymetry and potential fields (gravity and magnetism) data have been obtained.

Eight land seismic stations vertical component and 4.5 Hz model TEXAN 125A (REFTEK), were deployed along an offshore-onshore seismic profile of 140 km length in SW-NE orientation. These stations registered, in continuous model, the airgun shots provided by RRS James Cook used for Multichannel Seismic Reflection data acquisition every 50 m of distance interval and total capacity of 5800 ci along seismic profile D-E (TS04). In the onshore region, these stations were deployed every 20 km from Pérula to Nacastillo (Jalisco, Mexico). The study region corresponds to onshore-offshore line limited by (18o 54’N, 105o 59’W) (19o 26’N, 105o7’W) coordinates.

In this work, seismic images of the crust along a deep seismic profile of 140 km length are presented. These images provide new cortical information about the southern part of Rivera Plate, continental accretionary wedge and first kilometers of Jalisco Block continental zone.