Nature of the magma chamber underlying the Mono Craters Area, eastern California, as determined from teleseismic travel time residuals
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012)
Volume 91, Issue B14, pages 13873–13891, 10 December 1986
How to Cite
1986), Nature of the magma chamber underlying the Mono Craters Area, eastern California, as determined from teleseismic travel time residuals, J. Geophys. Res., 91(B14), 13873–13891, doi:10.1029/JB091iB14p13873., , , and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JUL 1986
- Manuscript Received: 8 APR 1986
A total of 94 teleseismic events of good quality were recorded by a dense mobile array of seismographs located in the Mono Craters volcanic area, eastern California, one of the youngest apparently active rhyolitic volcanic centers in North America. An inversion of travel time residuals from these events reveals a small anomalous volume, 200–600 km3, directly beneath the Mono Craters with at least 7% low velocity and a top approximately 8–10 km deep. It reasonably may be interpreted as a magma chamber of molten or partially molten rock, although smaller, shallower, and differently placed than previously thought. The magma chamber probably is too small and young to produce a caldera-forming eruption within the foreseeable future.