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Geophysical investigation of a fault zone–case history from Ile-Ife, southwest NigeriaNormal access

Authors: M.O. Olorunfemi, V.O. Olarewaju and M. Avci
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 34, No 8, December 1986 pp. 1277 - 1284
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1986.tb00528.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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A fault zone, inferred as a major linear structure from aerial photographs of the University of Ife Campus, has been investigated.

Results of a multi-method geophysical survey indicate that the zone is characterized by relatively low resistivity and high magnetic effect. They are characteristic of a sheared and perhaps saturated fault zone with magnetic mineral infillings along its plane.

The near symmetry of the magnetic anomalies over the fault zone may not be indicative of a step faulting. The geoelectric sections show no indication of any significant displacement. The above supports results of a previous study that the fault is a strike-slip fault.

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