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Magnetotelluric profile across the Dead Sea Rift in northern Israel

Magnetotelluric profile across the Dead Sea Rift in northern Israel

Tectonophysics 80(1-4): 147-164

A series of magnetotelluric soundings were carried out in and on both sides of the Dead Sea rift in northern Israel. The more interesting result of this survey is the discovery of a high-conductivity layer within the crust and at a depth of probably less than 15 km. The depth to this layer is shallower than found elsewhere in Israel for the same layer. The high conductivity is not influenced by the presence of the rift and no indication was found for changes in the deep crustal structure across the rift. Information about the characteristics of the resistivity of the sedimentary layer is presented but is less certain. Determination of high-resistivity basement in the rift and the Golan Heights indicates a throw of about 2000 m on the rift eastern fault in this region.

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DOI: 10.1016/0040-1951(81)90147-5

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