14. Seismic Activity on the Island of Hawaii, 1970 to 1973

  1. George H. Sutton,
  2. Murli H. Manghnani,
  3. Ralph Moberly and
  4. Ethel U. Mcafee
  1. Robert Y. Koyanagi1,
  2. Elliot T. Endo1 and
  3. Peter L. Ward2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM019p0169

The Geophysics of the Pacific Ocean Basin and Its Margin

The Geophysics of the Pacific Ocean Basin and Its Margin

How to Cite

Koyanagi, R. Y., Endo, E. T. and Ward, P. L. (1976) Seismic Activity on the Island of Hawaii, 1970 to 1973, in The Geophysics of the Pacific Ocean Basin and Its Margin (eds G. H. Sutton, M. H. Manghnani, R. Moberly and E. U. Mcafee), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM019p0169

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii National Park, Hawaii 96718

  2. 2

    U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California 94025

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1976

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900193

Online ISBN: 9781118663592

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Keywords:

  • Geophysics—Pacific area—Congresses;
  • Woollard, George Prior, 1908

Summary

Seismic activity on the island of Hawaii from 1970 through 1973 is concentrated primarily near Kilauea volcano, with secondary centers of activity about 40 km south of the island, and in an aftershock zone near Hilo. The seismicity near Kilauea is typically associated with eruption activity and inflation and expansion of the volcano. An absence of seismic activity at a depth of 4 to 6 km under Kilauea volcano coupled with deformation data suggests the presence of a small magma chamber.