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Volcano-Tectonic Seismicity of Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

  • Patrick Smith
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_93-1



Introduction and Definitions

Volcano-tectonic (hereafter VT) earthquakes, sometimes also termed high-frequency (HF) earthquakes, are a category of volcanic seismic signal. They are local earthquakes that occur in a volcanic setting and possess clear impulsive P- and S-phases with energy between 1 and 20 Hz, an example of which is shown in Fig. 1.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montserrat Volcano ObservatoryFlemmingsMontserrat
  2. 2.Seismic Research Centre, University of the West IndiesTrinidad and TobagoWest Indies