Thermal budget of the lower east rift zone, Kilauea Volcano

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The lower east rift zone of Kilauea has been the site of repeated fissure eruptions fed by dikes that traverse the depths of interest to geothermal explorations. We find that a hot-rock-and-magma system of low permeability extending along the rift zone at depths below about 4 km and replenished with magma at a rate that is small in comparison to the modern eruption rate Kilauea can supply heat to an overlying hydrothermal aquifer sufficient to maintain temperatures of about 250??C if the characteristic permeability to 4-km depth is about 10-15m2.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Thermal budget of the lower east rift zone, Kilauea Volcano
ISBN 0934412715
Volume 17
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher Publ by Geothermal Resources Council
Publisher location Davis, CA, United States
Larger Work Title Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council
First page 101
Last page 103
Conference Title Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Meeting on Utilities and Geothermal: An Emerging Partnership
Conference Location Burlingame, CA, USA
Conference Date 10 October 1993 through 13 October 1993
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