Micro-Earthquake At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Gardner, Et Al., 1995)
Exploration Activity: Micro-Earthquake At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Gardner, Et Al., 1995)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area|
|Activity Date||1950 - The date "Present" was not understood.The date "Present" was not understood.|
This study was conducted to monitor and study the seismic activity on and around Kilauea
In the 1950's the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory started a seismograph network on and around Kilauea, including the southern coast of the big island. The network can detect and locate earthquakes as small as magnitude 1.0. Due to this network researchers have found that intrusive magmatism and volcanic episodes tend to occur in conjunction with earthquake swarms. Earthquakes in the KERZ are normally small and usually do not exceed 4.0. The most seismically active area within the array is near well HGP-A. The seismic array has been used to determine the location and geometry of faults as well as produce an accurate velocity model of the region.
- Murray C. Gardner, James R. McNitt, Christopher W. Klein, James B. Koenig, Dean Nakano (1995) History and Results of Surface Exploration in the Kilauea East Rift Zone