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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 49 (1965)

Issue: 7. (July)

First Page: 1090

Last Page: 1090

Title: Detection of Tectonic Stresses by New Previous HitVelocityNext Hit Depth Relation: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Vladimer S. Tuman

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Although the existence of tectonic stresses is known, so far no practical method has been discovered to locate and determine the magnitude of these stresses. It has been demonstrated that Previous HitvelocityNext Hit of elastic waves in a rock is a function of stress in the direction of propagation. If a block is subjected to active tectonic forces, then it is expected that the Previous HitvelocityTop of elastic waves within that block would be a function of time. This idea can be utilized to study the active tectonic regions.

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