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dc.contributor.authorNiti Mangkhemthongen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristopher K. Morleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuebchart Kanthiyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSiriporn Chaisrien_US
dc.description.abstract© 2020 Elsevier B.V. 3-D Inverse gravity modelling, constrained by surface geological data across the Neogene Wiang Pa Pao Basin (WPB), Northern Thailand, provides new subsurface models of the basin geometry and its structural development. The intermontaine WPB is seismically active and exhibits many geothermal sites; both are indicative of active fault zones. Six hundred thirty-six terrestrial gravity stations with ~500 m spacing were acquired. The residual Complete Bouguer Anomaly map (CBA) reveals an N–S elongate basin characterized by gravity lows bounded by gravity highs on the eastern margin of the basin (metasedimentary basement), and moderate gravity anomalies on the western margin (granitic basement). Structural edge detection revealed N–S trending faults along the eastern and western margins linked by NE–SW and NW–SE trending lineaments. The 3-D gravity model indicates an asymmetric graben; with a maximum depocenter depth of ~1300 m. Surface structure and seismicity confirm the gravity interpretation that the WPB is a dextral transtensional basin characterized by WSW–ENE trending R'-shears and NNE–SSW R-shears distributed in duplex-like geometries along the N–S trending principal displacement zone. The WPB displays unusually well-developed R’-shears, where Palaeozoic metasedimentary rocks in the basement and Cenozoic basin sediments are present, these faults disappear to the south, where the main N–S fault resides entirely within the granite. The WPB is associated with Cenozoic multi-phase rifting: in the Late Oligocene–Miocene, major rift basins formed under W–E extension, strongly influenced by WSW–ENE to NE–SW and NW–SE pre-existing trends. In the Latest Miocene–Recent, the younger basins, including the WPB, underwent dextral strike-slip along new and existing N–S dextral fault trends.en_US
dc.subjectEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.titleGeological model and development of the Cenozoic Wiang Pa Pao Basin, Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand, based on gravity data modelling and surface structural interpretationen_US
article.volume786en_US Exploration and Production Public Company Limiteden_US Mai Universityen_US
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