Detection of subsurface faults with seismic and magnetic methods

Sherif M. Hanafy, Essam Aboud, H. S.A. Mesbah

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In this work, we used seismic refraction and magnetic methods to find the extension of a known subsurface fault and delineate for the existence of many others. Combination of both seismic refraction and magnetic method give a better subsurface view, where both seismic and magnetic methods can detect fault locations; however, fault thrown and subsurface layering will be better detected by seismic method, while magnetic method will provide a better lateral view of the faulting system in the study area. Seismic refraction shows that at least two fault plans exist in the subsurface; magnetic results supported seismic results and suggested the existence of several small fault plans in the study area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1172
Number of pages10
JournalArabian Journal of Geosciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Fault plan
  • Fault system
  • Magnetic
  • Seismic refraction
  • Subsurface fault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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