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Title
  • Crustal magma pathway beneath Aso caldera inferred from three-dimensional electrical resistivity structure
Creator

Hata, Maki

Takakura, Shinichi

Matsushima, Nobuo

Hashimoto, Takeshi

Utsugi, Mitsuru

Rights
    • An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2016 American Geophysical Union. Hata, M., S. Takakura, N. Matsushima, T. Hashimoto, and M. Utsugi, (2016), Crustal magma pathway beneath Asocaldera inferred from three-dimensional electrical resistivity structure, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,720–10,727, doi:10.1002/2016GL070315. To view the published open abstract, go to http://dx.doi.org and enter the DOI.
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  • NDC 450
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  • At Naka-dake cone, Aso caldera, Japan, volcanic activity is raised cyclically, an example of which was a phreatomagmatic eruption in September 2015. Using a three-dimensional model of electrical resistivity, we identify a magma pathway from a series of northward dipping conductive anomalies in the upper crust beneath the caldera. Our resistivity model was created from magnetotelluric measurements conducted in November–December 2015; thus, it provides the latest information about magma reservoir geometry beneath the caldera. The center of the conductive anomalies shifts from the north of Naka-dake at depths >10 km toward Naka-dake, along with a decrease in anomaly depths. The melt fraction is estimated at 13–15% at ~2 km depth. Moreover, these anomalies are spatially correlated with the locations of earthquake clusters, which are distributed within resistive blocks on the conductive anomalies in the northwest of Naka-dake but distributed at the resistive sides of resistivity boundaries in the northeast.
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union
Date Issued 2016-10-28
Languageeng
NIItypejournal article
VersiontypeVoR
Identifier URI http://hdl.handle.net/2115/65174
Relation
  • isIdenticalTo DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL070315
Journal
    • ISSN 0094-8276
    • Geophysical Research Letters
    43(20), 10-10
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