Self Potential At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (KELLER, Et Al., 1977)

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

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Self Potential
Activity Date 1973 - 1973

Usefulness useful
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
Self potential studies were made in the lower east rift zone. The study identified four positive-potential anomalies which are thought to be related to magma or hot intrusions in the subsurface. There are three elongated anomalies running parallel with the rift zone. One of the anomalies is in alignment with earthquake swarms that were occurring around the time of this study. The SP anomalies found in this study are believed to reflect areas with permeable vertical fractures that have hot water circulation due to a large heat source at depth. The results of this study directly influenced the location of a test hole that was drilled as part of the University of Hawaii's geothermal program.

 
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