Geofluids is important for understanding volcanic and earthquake generation processes. In this study, we obtained a detailed seismic velocity structure in and around the Naruko volcano, northeastern Japan, using data from a dense seismic observation network. We found a distinct seismic low-velocity zone (LVZ) beneath the Naruko volcano, with a diameter of nearly 10 to 20 km in the lower crust. This LVZ could correspond to a magma chamber. We also found a seismic low-velocity zone beneath the aftershock region of the 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake. This LVZ could correspond to an area with overpressurized fluid, which promoted the occurrence of the 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake.
- 2008 Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku earthquake
- Naruko volcano
- Seismic velocity structure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Space and Planetary Science