Seismic velocity structure at the southeastern margin of the Arabian Peninsula

S. Al-Hashmi*, R. Gök, K. Al-Toubi, Y. Al-Shijbi, I. El-Hussain, A. J. Rodgers

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The lithospheric structure in Oman has been determined by analyzing teleseismic P-receiver functions recorded at broad-band and short-period seismic stations of the Oman Seismological Network. Lithospheric structure is obtained by jointly inverting receiver functions and Rayleigh wave group velocities derived from continental-scale surface wave tomography of Pasyanos. We observe relatively thick crust (40-48 km) within the ophiolite formed mountains in northern Oman. The crustal thickness is about 35 km within the passive continental margin of the southern Oman region. Uppermost (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-792
Number of pages11
JournalGeophysical Journal International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Coda waves
  • Continental margins: convergent
  • Continental margins: divergent
  • Crustal structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics


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