Fieldwork in Anninghe, Sichuan Province, China (2019.10 – 2020.3)
Under the collaboration with USTC (the group led by Prof. Huajian Yao) and Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration (the group led by Prof. Baofeng Tian), we conducted fieldwork in Anninghe-Zemuhe fault zone which locates at the junction of the Chuandian block, the Bayanhar block, and the Southern China block. The Anninghe-Zemuhe fault zone is an important eastern boundary of the Chuandian block.
Due to the complex structural deformation and intense seismic activity on the Anninghe-Zemuhe fault, it is one of the key seismic monitoring areas in China. We deployed dense arrays and developed high-resolution imaging methods in order to obtain the structures of the sedimentary layer and the entire crustal in the region of the Anninghe-Zemuhe fault zone. Our station network deployed in Anninghe includes three linear arrays with spacing ranging from 50m to 80m and one 2-D array with a spacing of ~2km, in total 445 stations.
Fieldwork in Zigong, Sichuan Province, China (2020.4 -2020.6)
The Weiyuan shale gas block locates in Weiyuan county, Rongxian county, and Zigong city of the Sichuan province. With the rapid development of the shale gas industry in the Weiyuan shale gas block from 2015, local seismic activities significantly increased. In 2019, several destructive earthquakes struck the region, causing fatalities and injuries, and resulted in damages of houses and other facilities. In order to study the features of local seismic events and mitigate the hazards of earthquakes in this region, we deployed one temporal seismic network in the field of Weiyuan county and Rongxian county.
Our team arrived at Rongxian county on 15th April. In the later seven days, we deployed 120 seismograph devices, including one dense linear array (76 stations) with an average distance of 70 meters and ten scattered groups (four stations in each group). The purpose of the dense linear array is to monitor and study the structure of the Molin fault, where several ML>4.0 events occurred nearby in 2019. The aim of scattered groups deployed near shale gas exploration platforms is to collect data for analyzing the relationship between shale gas production and local earthquakes. The seismograph stations were deployed in the field for around two months. We revisited deploy sites and collected these devices in mid-June.