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Magmatic–hydrothermal system of Aso Volcano, Japan, inferred from electrical resistivity structures

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Title: Magmatic–hydrothermal system of Aso Volcano, Japan, inferred from electrical resistivity structures
Authors: Matsushima, Nobuo Browse this author
Utsugi, Mitsuru Browse this author
Takakura, Shinichi Browse this author
Yamasaki, Tadashi Browse this author
Hata, Maki Browse this author
Hashimoto, Takeshi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Uyeshima, Makoto Browse this author
Keywords: Broadband magnetotelluric
Electrical resistivity structure
Magmatic–hydrothermal system
Brine, Aso volcano
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer
Journal Title: Earth, Planets and Space
Volume: 72
Issue: 1
Start Page: 57
Publisher DOI: 10.1186/s40623-020-01180-8
Abstract: We investigated the magmatic–hydrothermal system of Aso Volcano, Japan, using broadband magnetotelluric (MT) data. To establish the nature of the shallow crust, a previous resistivity model based on data from 100 measurement sites in and around Aso volcano was revised using data from 9 additional sites near Naka-dake crater, which is located in the central part of the volcano. The components of MT impedance and the tipper vector were used to obtain the resistivity structure by three-dimensional inversion. The resistivity structure shows a subvertical low-resistivity (< 1 Ωm) column-shaped body beneath Naka-dake crater that extends from − 600 m to 10 km below sea level (BSL) and dips steeply to the north-northeast. The position of the upper part of the column is displaced eastward compared with the previous model and does not overlap the position of the presumed magma reservoir inferred previously from seismic and geodetic observations underneath the western side of Naka-dake crater at a depth of 5 km. We interpret this low-resistivity column to be a magmatic–hydrothermal system composed of brine and magma that were transported to Naka-dake crater from the main deep-seated magma reservoir. A horizontal low-resistivity (< 10 Ωm) layer occurs beneath post-caldera cones at the depths of 0–2 km BSL, and this layer extends laterally from the upper part of the low-resistivity column. We interpret this low-resistivity layer as representing a shallow hydrothermal system that has developed around the central column-shaped magmatic–hydrothermal system.
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