Seismic Detection of the Summit Magma Complex of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

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Science  13 Jan 1984:
Vol. 223, Issue 4632, pp. 165-167
DOI: 10.1126/science.223.4632.165


Application of simultaneous inversion of seismic P-wave arrival time data to the investigation of the crust beneath Kilauea Volcano yields a detailed picture of the volcano's heterogeneous structure. Zones of anomalously high seismic velocity are found associated with the volcano's rift zones. A low-velocity zone at shallow depth directly beneath the caldera coincides with an aseismic region interpreted as being the locus of Kilauea's summit magma complex.

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