The seismic to geodetic moment ratio (Mo/MG) related to seven magma intrusion episodes, occurring at Mt. Etna volcano between 1981 and 2008, are considered. The lateral eruptions show a moment ratio of 0.04–0.06; meaning that only about 5% of the stress energy accumulated with ground deformation was released by earthquakes. Significantly higher values instead characterized vertical (0.25–0.50) and non-eruptive (0.17) dike intrusions. This paper proposes a simple relationship, in order to estimate, during the early phases of an eruption, the intruding magma volumes by the cumulative seismic moment (of the ongoing seismicity) and elapsed time.

Seismic vs. geodetic moments at Mt. Etna volcano: a tool for a rapid understanding the eruptive behaviour?

Distefano G.;Gresta S.
2018

Abstract

The seismic to geodetic moment ratio (Mo/MG) related to seven magma intrusion episodes, occurring at Mt. Etna volcano between 1981 and 2008, are considered. The lateral eruptions show a moment ratio of 0.04–0.06; meaning that only about 5% of the stress energy accumulated with ground deformation was released by earthquakes. Significantly higher values instead characterized vertical (0.25–0.50) and non-eruptive (0.17) dike intrusions. This paper proposes a simple relationship, in order to estimate, during the early phases of an eruption, the intruding magma volumes by the cumulative seismic moment (of the ongoing seismicity) and elapsed time.
Seismic swarms; Intrusion; Stress rate; Magma
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