Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-VC Volcanology

[S-VC39] Hydrothermal systems of volcanoes

Mon. May 27, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM IC (2F)

convener:Yasuhiro Fujimitsu(Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University), Wataru Kanda(Volcanic Fluid Research Center, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Takeshi Ohba(Department of chemistry, School of Science, Tokia University), Chairperson:Yasuhiro Fujimitsu(Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University), Takeshi Ohba, Wataru Kanda

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[SVC39-10] Hydrothermal fluid activity of the Tatun Volcano Group, Taiwan, revealed by self-potentials and seismicity

*Hong-Jia Chen1, Zhi-Xian Yang1, Chien-Chih Chen1,2, Cheng-Horng Lin3,4 (1.Department of Earth Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan., 2.Earthquake-Disaster & Risk Evaluation and Management, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan., 3.Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan., 4.Taiwan Volcano Observatory at Tatun, Taipei, Taiwan.)

Keywords:Hydrothermal fluid, Tatun Volcano, self-potential

The objective of our research was to unravel the evolutions of the hydrothermal activities in the Tatun Volcano Group, Taiwan. We observed the significant variations of monthly earthquake counts, daily cumulative earthquake counts, and self-potential power spectral densities (PSDs) after April 21, 2016, providing strong evidence to identify hydrothermal fluid activities. This was further confirmed by the simulated electrical impedances using the resistivity forward modeling. Thus, an upward hydrothermal fluid movement is required to generate weaker PSDs of self-potentials at different frequencies. Herein, we concluded that geoelectric monitoring, along with seismic monitoring, help to understand the evolution of a hydrothermal system beneath a volcanic region.