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[SVC45-P06] Repeated survey of ground temperature and hot springs around Iwo-yama, Kirishima Volcanic Group
Keywords:Kirishima Volcanic Group, Iwo-yama, Geothermal activity, Electrical conductivity, Volcanic actiovity
Repeated measurements of electrical conductivity of spring water indicate EC of the W&NE springs are affected by rain water, but EC of Ashiyu water shows a significant change; 225 mS/m in 2008, 235-245 mS/m after the eruption of Shinmoe-dake in 2011, 256 mS/min December 2015. According to the chemical analysis, SO4 ion increased from 1060 mg/l to 1130 mg/l in Ashiyu, while the ratio of Cl/SO4 changed from 0.12 to 0.09. On the other hand, Cl/SO4 increased from 0.002 to 0.014 in the W Flank of Iwo-yama. This means SO4 ion increased in Ashiyu after the beginning of volcanic tremor in August 2014, but in W Flank of Iwo-yama, both SO4 ion and Cl ion increased.
Ground temperature at 1m depth has been observed at the central part of Ebino Heights. High temperature about 40C was detected in this area by the 1980’s. But no anomalous temperature was detected. This means geothermal activity is limited within the summit area now.