Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-VC Volcanology

[S-VC45] Hydrothermal systems of volcanoes

Mon. May 23, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Yasuhiro Fujimitsu(Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University), Tsuneomi Kagiyama(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Takeshi Ohba(Department of chemistry, School of Science, Tokia University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SVC45-P07] Gravity surveys in southwestern part of the Kirishima volacnic area

*Yasuhiro Fujimitsu1, Jun Nishijima1 (1.Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University)

Keywords:Kirishima volcanic area, gravity survey, hot springs, subsurface structure

Laboratory of Geothermics, Kyushu University conducted gravity surveys in the hot springs area, mainly the Maruo and Hayashida hot springs, in southwestern part of the Kirishima volcanic area in order to reveal the shallow subsurface structure of the hot springs area. And we drew a Bouguer anomaly map of this area by using the measured gravity values and the data of the gravity database (AIST, 2013).
The Bouguer anomaly map shows a gravitational steep incline, which has a strike of NE-SW direction, near the Kirishima Rehabilitation Center of Kagoshima University in the Maruo hot springs. It is explained that this steep incline indicates a fault structure. And a low Bouguer anomaly area exists at the western part of the steep incline. So it is inferred that this is a depression structure filled with some low density layers and can be a hot spring aquifer.We are grateful to Mr. Yusaku Yonekura who had progressed this study.
AIST (2013) Gravity Database of Japan, DVD.