Geological Setting

  • Zhijie Liao
Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)


This chapter analyses the geological setting of appearance of thermal springs in different provinces in China. High-temperature geothermal regions emerge on the margin of plate tectonic. Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau is a collision of continental crusts between Eurasian and Indian Plates. Taiwan is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Fujian and Guangdong are closed the margin of east edge of Eurasian Plate, but is not on the island arc of west pacific ocean, where is a shovel-like fracture system dip to east and short of boiling springs.


Geological setting Collision belt of continental crusts Island arc Shovel-like fracture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Geothermal AssociationBeijingChina

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