Seismic studies on Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Island
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Published by Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, University of Hawaii in [Honolulu] .
Written in English


  • Seismology -- Hawaii -- Kilauea Volcano.,
  • Seismology -- Research -- Hawaii -- Kilauea Volcano.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 137.

Statementby W. Suyenaga ... [et al.]
SeriesGeothermal resources exploration in Hawaii -- no. 5, Hawaii. University, Honolulu. Institute of Geophysics. HIG -- no. 78-8., HIG (Series) -- 78-8.
ContributionsSuyenaga, W.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 137 p. :
Number of Pages137
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22030482M

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  The monthslong eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in the spring and summer of was the most destructive of its recorded the . The studies were conducted on the easternmost portion of the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano, near the eventual site of the initial well, HGP-A, drilled by the Hawaii Geothermal Project. The microearthquake survey by Suyenaga and Furumoto found, among other patterns of seismicity, a small cluster of events at 1-to 3-km depth in the immediate. The list below contains only a selected few Kīlauea publications to get interested readers a more comprehensive listing, please see Wright, T.L., and Takahashi, T.J., , Hawai'i bibliographic database, Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 59, p. Updates to the Wright and Takahashi database are compiled and maintained in a bibliography related to the Geology of Hawai'i.   On May 3rd , the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted from new fissures and sent lava flowing over streets and neighborhoods. As the disaster response on the ground lead by the U.S. Geological Survey kicked into gear, managers from NASA’s Earth Science Disasters Program heard from response agencies.

  Summary. The Hawaii earthquake occurred north of Hilo, at a depth of 40 to 50km. The location was beneath the east flank of Mauna Kea, a volcano dormant historically, but active within the last yr. Aftershocks were restricted to a depth of 55– by: “Kilauea is a laboratory volcano” with a “plethora of different datasets” available that make it ideal for monitoring research, says Weston Thelen, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Cascades Volcano Observatory and a co-author of the new the study, the researchers used data from 27 seismometers positioned around Kilauea’s broad summit, with most near the lava.   In this paper we test the stress transfer hypothesis for an ocean island volcano. [3] Our study area is Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Mauna Loa is well suited to study earthquake‐volcano interaction because the historic eruptions and earthquakes are very well by: Like all Hawaiian volcanoes, Kīlauea was created as the Pacific tectonic plate moved over the Hawaiian hotspot in the Earth's underlying mantle. The Hawaii island volcanoes are the most recent evidence of this process that, over 70 million years, has created the 6, km (3, mi)-long Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain. The prevailing, though not completely settled, view is that the hotspot Location: Hawaiʻi, United States.

Although they initially remained at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory after closure of Hawaii Volcanoes NP on May 4, , the HVO scientists and staff eventually needed to evacuate the building and relocate to the University of Hilo by the end of May. Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort. If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal). Online cc payment Thank you! Hawaii Kilauea volcano destroys two dozen homes New volcanic fissures have opened up on Hawaii's Big Island, with the number of homes destroyed by lava jumping to An earthquake struck the area of Hawaii affected by the Kilauea volcano eruptions on Thursday. It occurred just before 7 a.m. local time and had about a magnitude, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) listed the quake as a Author: Tim Marcin.