Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG56] Ocean Floor Geosciences

Mon. May 27, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Kyoko Okino(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

[SCG56-P05] Magnetic and Magnetotelluric surveys across the Afar depression, transition between continental rifting and sea-floor spreading

*Ryokei Yoshimura1, Naoto Ishikawa2, Tesfaye Kidane3, Shin-ichi Kagashima4, Nobutatsu Mochizuki5, Ameha Atnafu Muluneh3, Kirika Kitagawa4, Taito Ikema6 (1.Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, 2.Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, 3.Addis Ababa University, 4.Faculty of Science, Yamagata University, 5.Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University, 6.Faculty of Science, Kyoto University)

Keywords:Afar depression, sea-floor spreading, magnetotelluric survey, magnetic survey

The Afar area (Ethiopia) is well known as one of continental rifts transitioning to oceanic spreading centers. In order to delineate subsurface electric properties and document an initial stage of the formation process of magnetic stripes, we carried out wideband magnetotelluric (MT) measurements and ground magnetic survey along a common profile in 2016 and 2017. This profile, approximately 55km long, cuts across the Dabbahu rift in the Afar Depression. In magnetic survey on foot, we recorded total magnetic fields at 2.4 meters above the ground every 4 seconds by utilizing GSM-19 Overhauser magnetometer (GEM systems). In MT survey, we obtained electromagnetic and electric data at 14 sites using MTU-5A (Phoenix Geophysics) and ELOG1K-PHX (NT system design) systems. In this presentation, we will introduce the outline of our project and show results of magnetic and MT surveys.