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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 57 (1973)

Issue: 4. (April)

First Page: 787

Last Page: 787

Title: Geothermal Exploration at Summit of Kilauea Volcano: ABSTRACT

Author(s): George V. Keller

Article Type: Meeting abstract


An area of anomalously low resistivity, associated with high microearthquake activity at depths of 1-3 km, has been mapped near the summit of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. In view of the volcanic activity in the area, one possible explanation of this feature would be that a convection cell of warm water is present above the magma chamber feeding the volcano. To test this possibility, a hole has been drilled and cored in the center of the anomaly. Physical properties and temperatures have been determined in the well bore using standard geophysical logging techniques.

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