Geophysical Modelling of Meteorite Impact: Comparison of Mahsuri Ring Langkawi & Bukit Bunuh, Perak, Malaysia

Hardianshah Saleh and A.R. Samsudin and U. Hamzah and M.H. Ariffin and Z. Sulaiman and M.A.A.M. Jelani (2020) Geophysical Modelling of Meteorite Impact: Comparison of Mahsuri Ring Langkawi & Bukit Bunuh, Perak, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The identification and discovery of meteorite impact structures are based on several observation on the field such as geomorphology, rock textures, mineral deformation, and stratigraphic relations. Based on the aerial photo and image, the geomorphology of Mahsuri Ring (MR) region in Langkawi shows a circular features that possibly indicate the existence of meteorite impact. Integrated geophysical survey was carried out to image and detect the structure at these two different locations (Mahsuri Ring, MR and Bukit Bunuh, BB). The geophysical survey were carried out with gravity and magnetic method survey cover approximately 10 km2 for both case studies area. The geophysicalsurvey also involved resistivity imaging method and seismic refraction methods acquire subsurface information and image the potential subsurface area. Based on geophysical survey at MR, the results from both magnetic and gravity survey shows relatively low anomaly at the center of the survey area which suspected meteorite impact area. The impact structure has been modelled by using integration of all the geophysical data (magnetic, gravity, resistivity and seismic) which produced were then used to produce simple type crater model with diameter of approximately 1.5 km and depth of up to 800 meters. While correlation of the integrated geophysical survey in Bukit Bunuh (BB) indicated that the crater has a diameter of approximately 2.5 km with depth up to 400 m. The interpretation of the subsurface structure in BB area indicates the formation of complex crater structure. In conclusion, integrated geophysical method shows the possible occurrences of complex impact craters at BB and indicates simple impact crater structure at MR.

Item Type: Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identification, Discovery, Geomorphology, Rock Textures, Mineral Deformation, Stratigraphic Relations
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: SITI AZIZAH BINTI IDRIS -
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2021 01:28
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2021 01:28
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/21352

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