Seismic Noise Surveys in Geothermal Areas

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Some evidence suggests that high seismic noise levels are associated with geothermal systems. Clacy (1968) and Whiteford (1970) found that large seismic amplitudes, in the frequency range of 1-10 Hz, occur in the vicinity of known geothermal areas in the North Island of New Zealand. In Imperial Valley, California, Goforth, Douze and Sorrells (1972) found a seismic noise anomaly that nearly coincides with a thermal anomaly near the southeastern shore of Salton Sea, and Douze and Sorrells (1972) found high noise levels over the Mesa thermal anomaly. The US Geological Survey (USGS) made seismic noise measurements in Imperial Valley and ... continued below

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Iyer, H. M. January 1, 1974.

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Some evidence suggests that high seismic noise levels are associated with geothermal systems. Clacy (1968) and Whiteford (1970) found that large seismic amplitudes, in the frequency range of 1-10 Hz, occur in the vicinity of known geothermal areas in the North Island of New Zealand. In Imperial Valley, California, Goforth, Douze and Sorrells (1972) found a seismic noise anomaly that nearly coincides with a thermal anomaly near the southeastern shore of Salton Sea, and Douze and Sorrells (1972) found high noise levels over the Mesa thermal anomaly. The US Geological Survey (USGS) made seismic noise measurements in Imperial Valley and Long Valley, California, and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, to evaluate whether seismic noise can be used as a prospecting tool in geothermal exploration. One Hz seismometers with slow-speed tape-recording systems were used. About 50-80 stations were occupied with average spacing of 0.5-1.5 km, and each station was operated for at least 48 hours. The results described are based on average noise amplitudes computed using playbacks of several sections of data recorded at night when wind-generated noise was absent.

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  • U.S.-Japan cooperative science seminar on the utilization of volcano energy, Hilo, Hawaii, USA, 4 Feb 1974

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  • Report No.: CONF-740209--8
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Iyer, H. M. Seismic Noise Surveys in Geothermal Areas, article, January 1, 1974; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876660/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.