Abstract

Well-dispersed Rayleigh waves within the period range of 4 to 11 sec are observed at New Delhi (NDI) and Shillong (SHL), India, for seven earthquakes near and in the Tibetan Plateau from 1963 to 1971. The dispersion curves and the simply dispersed wave forms suggest a prominent overlying wave guide, probably sediments, in the Tibetan area. The thickness of such sediments is most likely between 2.5 and 7.0 km. The simple wave trains, without much distortion due to multipathing, are consistent with a relatively inert, recent tectonism in Tibet.

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