A Seismic Refraction Study of the Crustal Structure of the South Kenya Rift

  1. Robert F. Mereu,
  2. Stephan Mueller and
  3. David M. Fountain
  1. W. Henry1,
  2. J. Mechie2,
  3. P. K. H. Maguire1,
  4. J. Patel3,
  5. G. R. Keller4,
  6. C. Prodehl2 and
  7. M. A. Khan1

Published Online: 9 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM051p0169

Properties and Processes of Earth's Lower Crust

Properties and Processes of Earth's Lower Crust

How to Cite

Henry, W., Mechie, J., Maguire, P. K. H., Patel, J., Keller, G. R., Prodehl, C. and Khan, M. A. (1989) A Seismic Refraction Study of the Crustal Structure of the South Kenya Rift, in Properties and Processes of Earth's Lower Crust (eds R. F. Mereu, S. Mueller and D. M. Fountain), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM051p0169

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, the University, Leicester Le1 7Rh, Uk

  2. 2

    Geophysikalisches Institut, UniversitäT Karlsruhe, Hertzstrasse 16, Karlsruhe, F.R. Germany

  3. 3

    Department of Physics, the University, Po Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya

  4. 4

    Department of Geological Sciences, the University of Texas, El Paso, Texas 79968, Usa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904566

Online ISBN: 9781118666388

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Keywords:

  • Earth—Crust—Congresses;
  • Geophysics—Congresses

Summary

This extended abstract of a forthcoming paper [Henry et al, unpublished manuscript] describes the results from the explosion part of the Kenya Rift International Seismic Project (KRISP 85). This consisted of two lines, each with 50 3-component recording stations [KRISP Working Group,1987; Henry, 1987]. Along the N-S line, the stations were deployed along the rift axis at 3.5 km intervals for about 200 km from Lake Baringo (BAR) to Susua (SUS) (Fig 1), with a few additional stations at the southern end of the line near Magadi (MAG). On the E-W line the stations were deployed at 1 km intervals from Mt. Margaret (MAR), beneath the eastern margin of the rift, westwards for 50 km to Ntulelei (NTU) at the western edge. A few additional stations were deployed further west to Ewaso Nyiro (EWA).