Volcano Seismology

H. Kawakatsu, M. Yamamoto

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Volcano seismology is a field of volcanology in which seismological techniques are employed to help understanding the physical conditions and dynamic states of volcanic edifices and volcanic edifices and volcanic fluid systems to a level eventually contributes to predictions of initiation and cessation of hazardous volcanic activities. This review especially focuses on some of seismological phenomena which appear to be specific to volcanos. Some of the subjects, such as seismic structure of volcanoes (tomography) and eruption monitoring (seismicity), are therefore intentionally omitted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geophysics
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780444527486
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Array analysis
  • Broadband seismometer
  • Crack wave
  • Explosion
  • Low-frequency earthquake
  • Moment tensor
  • Single force
  • Slow wave
  • Solid-fluid coupling
  • Volcanic tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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