Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Abstract (EDOC: 1202)
A passive seismological experiment across the northern boundary of the Tornquist Fan was carried out from December 1994 until April 1995 along a 100 km long profile in Denmark and Sweden. Observed PS converted seismic waves indicate an abrupt increase in Moho depth of 4-5 km within 5 km horizontal distance at about 50 km to the northeast of the Øresund. This is a much sharper jump than that inferred from the wide-angle data of EUGENO-S line. 1. Preliminary analysis of seismic shear wave anisotropy indicates asthenospheric mantle flow parallel to the Sorgenfrei-Tornquist Zone. These parallel directions are already observed between the Elbe Line and the Sorgenfrei-Tornquist Zone while further south in central Europe the flow directions follow the trend of the Alpine belt.
(1997): Seimological evidence for a very sharp Sorgenfrei-Tornquist zone (STZ) in southern Sweden.. Geological Magazine, 134, 5, 591-595.