Russian Journal of Pacific Geology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 151–161 | Cite as

Structure of the Northwestern Boundary of the Middle Amur Sedimentary Basin (Russian Far East) from Audiomagnetotelluric Sounding Data

  • V. B. Kaplun


This paper reports the data on the structure of the northwestern boundary of the Middle Amur sedimentary basin which were obtained after resumption of audiomagnetotelluric soundings. The geoelectric sections for two profiles across the basin strike are constructed, the sedimentary cover and basement structures are studied, and their electrical properties are determined. The compared data of the earlier and present studies show low-resistivity zones of 50–150 Ohm m beneath high-resistivity rocks of 500–1000 Ohm m in the northwestern part of the Ul’dura–Churki uplift at a 2–4 km depth, which are absent in the southwestern part of the uplift. This fact is related to strike-slip–overthrust processes due to graben formation in the area of junction with the Jiamusi–Bureya Massif in the Kur fault zone (YYilan–Yitong branch of the Tan-Lu fault zone) and also to global left-lateral strike-slip displacements and volcanic activity.


audiomagnetotelluric soundings deep structure Middle Amur sedimentary basin Kur Fault Far East of Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kosygin Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKhabarovskRussia

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