Seismicity Near Lake Bogoria in the Kenya Rift Valley

  1. Robert F. Mereu,
  2. Stephan Mueller and
  3. David M. Fountain
  1. Philippa Cooke1,
  2. Peter Maguire1,
  3. Russ Evans2 and
  4. Nicholas Laffoley1

Published Online: 9 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM051p0175

Properties and Processes of Earth's Lower Crust

Properties and Processes of Earth's Lower Crust

How to Cite

Cooke, P., Maguire, P., Evans, R. and Laffoley, N. (1989) Seismicity Near Lake Bogoria in the Kenya Rift Valley, 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/GM051p0175

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, Le1 7Rh, England

  2. 2

    Global Seismology Research Group, British Geological Survey, Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

An analysis of a local earthquake data set from within the Kenya Rift Valley has provided constraints on the crustal structure and rheology of the Rift as a whole. A 15 station seismic network operated for three months near Lake Bogoria in the central trough of the Kenya Rift (Fig.1). the project was part of the Kenya Rift International Seismic Project of 1985 (KRISP 85). the principal aim of the network was to record local seismicity. the network covered a 20 × 20 km2 area including the southern part of Lake Bogoria and had a station spacing of approximately 5 km. This extended abstract of a forthcoming paper [P.A.V. Cooke et al.,unpublished ms.] describes activity which occurred within an area of about 70 km diameter centred on the network.