Electromagnetic Soundings At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (KELLER, Et Al., 1977)

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Exploration Activity: Electromagnetic Soundings At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (KELLER, Et Al., 1977)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Electromagnetic Soundings
Activity Date 1973 - 1973

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DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
The purpose of this study was to obtain a more complete model of the geologic structure and hydrology of Kilauea's east rift zone
 
Notes
Electromagnetic transient soundings were conducted in the Lower East Rift Zone. Interpretation of these data was based on a general inversion technique. The results of the study found that the conductivity structure in Puna is vertically uniform down to depths of 1000m below sea level. Laterally there is a district and broad variation in conductivity ranging from 0.10 to 0.16 S/m. The study found some anomalous readings of 0.30 to 0.50 S/m south of the rift zone at Puu Honuaula. The anomalies are interpreted as heated groundwater reaching around 150°C.

 
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