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Contemporary movement of the Earth's crust in the Northwestern Vietnam by continuous GPS data

Le Huy Minh, Vu Tuan Hung, Jyr- Ching Hu, Nguyen Le Minh, Bor- Shouh Huang, Horng- Yue Chen, Nguyen Chien Thang, Nguyen Ha Thanh, Le Truong Thanh, Nguyen Thi Mai, Pham Thi Thu Hong

Abstract


The paper presents an estimation of the Earth’s crustal motion from the continuous GPS data at 6 stations (MTEV, MLAY, DBIV, TGIV, SMAV and SLAV) in the Northwestern and at PHUT (Hanoi) station using GAMIT/GLOBK software. The absolute displacements of the Earth’s crust at 7 stations in the IGS14 frame are respectively: 34.10±0.71 mm/yr (DBIV), 34.31±0.65 mm/yr (PHUT), 34.51±0.75 mm/yr (SMAV), 34.55±0.80 mm/yr (MLAY), 34.80±0.72 mm/yr (TGIV), 34.93±0.99 mm/yr (SLAV) and 35.59±0.73 mm/yr (MTEV), in the southeastward with the azimuth range 104-108o.  The Son La fault is a right-lateral slip fault with a shear amplitude of ~1.5 mm/yr. The Lai Chau-Dien Bien fault is a left-lateral slip fault with a shear amplitude of ~1.9 mm/yr. Although the absolute velocities at the DBIV, SMAV, SLAV, TGIV and MLAY stations are evaluated with the error <1 mm/yr, the relative displacement on the Ma River fault is of ~0.5 mm/yr, and it seems that we still do not have a reliable assessment of the slip rate on the Ma River right-lateral slip fault.


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Crustal movement; GPS continuous data; IGS14; northwestern Vietnam; GAMIT/GLOBK

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