Volcano Seismology

H. Kawakatsu, Mare Yamamoto

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Volcano seismology is a field of volcanology in which seismological techniques are employed to help understand the physical conditions and dynamic states of volcanic systems to such a level that it eventually contributes to mitigating volcanic hazards. Seismology has been a powerful tool for this purpose, especially in the past few decades as new observational and analysis techniques in seismology, such as digital and broadband seismometry and array and moment tensor waveform analyses, have become available. This chapter reviews recent advances in volcano seismology, mainly focusing on analyses, mechanisms, and physical models of volcanic seismic phenomena related to volcanic fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarthquake Seismology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9780444538031
ISBN (Print)9780444538024
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • 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

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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