UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Genesis and mechanisms controlling tornillo seismo-volcanic events in volcanic areas

Fazio, M; Alparone, S; Benson, PM; Cannata, A; Vinciguerra, S; (2019) Genesis and mechanisms controlling tornillo seismo-volcanic events in volcanic areas. Scientific Reports , 9 (1) , Article 7338. 10.1038/s41598-019-43842-y. Green open access

[thumbnail of Genesis and mechanisms controlling tornillo seismo-volcanic events in volcanic areas.pdf]
Preview
Text
Genesis and mechanisms controlling tornillo seismo-volcanic events in volcanic areas.pdf - Published version

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

Volcanic activity is often preceded or accompanied by different types of seismo-volcanic signals. Among these signals, the so-called tornillo (Spanish for "screw") events are considered to belong to a unique class of volcano-seismicity characterised by a long-duration coda, amplitude modulation and high-quality factor. These data constitute important evidence for the gas fraction inside magmatic fluids. However, the mechanism behind this unique signal remains not fully understood. Here we report new laboratory evidence showing that two different processes have either scale-invariant or scale-dependent effects in generating tornillo-like events. These processes are respectively the gas pressure gradient, which triggers the event and regulates the slow decaying coda, and the fluid resonance into small scale structures which, in turn, control the frequency content of the signal. Considering that the gas pressure gradient is proportional to the fluid flow, these new findings, as applied to volcanoes, provide new information to better quantify both gas rate and volume, and the dimension of the resonator.

Type: Article
Title: Genesis and mechanisms controlling tornillo seismo-volcanic events in volcanic areas
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43842-y
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43842-y
Language: English
Additional information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Keywords: Seismology, Volcanology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Earth Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10098138
Downloads since deposit
15Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item