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Table T1. Differences between the East and Southwest Sub-basins in the South China Sea.

Attributes East Sub-basin Southwest Sub-basin
Water depth Shallower on average Deeper on average
Depth to basement Close (deepens toward margins) Close (deepens to west)
Heat flow Lower Higher
Magnetic strikes East–west Northeast–southwest
Magnetic amplitudes Stronger Weaker
Magnetic spectra Preferentially low in high–wave number components Preferentially high in high–wave number components
Free-air gravity anomalies Higher Lower
Curie depths Mostly deeper Mostly shallower
Seismicity Stronger Weaker

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