The Deep Faults in Kut-Hai and Surrounding Area Inferred From Gravity and Magnetic Data


Gravity and magnetic data are used to study the tectonic situation of Al-Kut- Al-Hai and surrounding areas in central Iraq. The study included application of many processing and interpretation programs. The window method with different spacing was used to separate the residual from regional anomalies for gravity and magnetic data. The Total Horizontal Derivative (THDR) techniques used to identify the fault trends in the basement and sedimentary cover rocks depending upon gravity and magnetic data. The identified faults in the study area show (NW-SE), (NE-SW) (N-S) and (E-W) trends. It is believed that these faults extending from the basement to the upper most layer of the sedimentary cover rocks