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Paris, 4 July 2014

Giant earthquakes help predict volcanic eruptions

Researchers at the Institut des Sciences de la Terre (CNRS/Université Joseph Fourier/Université de Savoie/IRD/IFSTTAR) and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (CNRS/Université Paris Diderot/IPGP), working in collaboration with Japanese researchers, have for the first time observed the response of Japanese volcanoes to seismic waves produced by the giant Tohoku-oki earthquake of 2011. Their conclusions, published in Science on July 4, 2014, reveal how earthquakes can impact volcanoes and should help to assess the risk of massive volcanic eruptions worldwide.

To download the press release: Seismes géants

References:

Mapping pressurized volcanic fluids from induced crustal seismic velocity drops. Brenguier, F., Campillo, M., Takeda, T., Aoki, Y., Shapiro, N.M., Briand, X., Emoto, K., & Miyake, H. Science, 4 July 2014.

Contact information:

Researcher l Florent Brenguier l T +33 (0)4 76 63 52 55 l florent.brenguier@ujf-grenoble.fr
CNRS Press Office l Alexiane Agullo l T +33 (0)1 44 96 43 90 l alexiane.agullo@cnrs-dir.fr


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