Ground Gravity Survey At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976)

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Exploration Activity: Ground Gravity Survey At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Ground Gravity Survey
Activity Date 1974 - 1974

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This study was conducted to create a model of the thermal structure of Kilauea for the purposes of analyzing geothermal potential as part of the coordinated exploration program for geothermal sources on the Big Island of Hawaii.
 
Notes
The gravity survey was conducted over a stretch of highway 13 in the Puna district. During analysis of the gravity measurements Bouguer corrections were added and the values were projected perpendicular to a line of vents along the Lower East Rift Zone. The gravity survey analysis concluded that an anomalous body identified as a dike complex exists. The dike complex is directly beneath the east rift, it is estimated to be about 3.2 km wide and 3-4 km deep.


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