Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
30 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2020

Seismic waveform tomography of the central and eastern Mediterranean upper mantle

Nienke Blom, Alexey Gokhberg, and Andreas Fichtner

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We have developed a model of the Earth's structure in the upper 500 km beneath the central and eastern Mediterranean. Within this model, we can see parts of the African tectonic plate that have sunk underneath the European plate over the past tens of millions of years. This model was constructed using seismic waveform tomography by matching the seismograms from many earthquakes recorded at the surface to synthetic seismograms that were generated by simulating earthquake wave propagation.