Recent Tectonic Stress Field, Active Faults And Geothermal Fields (Hot-Water Type) In China

Jump to: navigation, search


OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library

Journal Article: Recent Tectonic Stress Field, Active Faults And Geothermal Fields (Hot-Water Type) In China

Abstract
It is quite probable that geothermal fields of the hot-water type in China do not develop in the absence of recently active faults. Such active faults are all controlled by tectonic stress fields. Using the data of earthquake fault-plane solutions, active faults, and surface thermal manifestations, a map showing the recent tectonic stress field, and the location of active faults and geothermal fields in China is presented. Data collected from 89 investigated prospects with geothermal manifestations indicate that the locations of geothermal fields are controlled by active faults and the recent tectonic stress field. About 68% of the prospects are controlled by tensional or tensional-shear faults. The angle between these faults and the direction of maximum compressive stress is less than 45°, and both tend to be parallel. About 15% of the prospects are controlled by conjugate faults. Another 14% are controlled by compressive-shear faults where the angle between these faults and the direction maximum compressive stress is greater than 45°.

Author 
Tianfeng Wan








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1984





DOI 
Not Provided
Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org



 

Citation

Tianfeng Wan. 1984. Recent Tectonic Stress Field, Active Faults And Geothermal Fields (Hot-Water Type) In China. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .