abstract

Travel-time data are given at 25 km. intervals between 50 and 500 km. for traverses west, south, east, and north of Johannesburg. These derive from numerous seismograms of Witwatersrand earth tremors taken by means of a triggering technique. The only phases considered to be consistent are those mentioned below, and few signs of a change of velocity with depth were discovered. There were no great differences in the results for the various directions, and the mean results were:

 
P1=+0.24+Δ/6.18sec.S1=+0.37+Δ/3.66sec.Pn=+7.61+Δ/8.27sec.Sn=+11.4+Δ/4.73sec.

which give crustal depths of 35.1 and 33.3 km. from P and S data respectively. These depths include about 1.3 km. of superficial material of lower velocity.

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