An assessment of the alignments of vents on geostatistical analysis in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand

von Veh, MW; Nemeth, K [Németh, Károly (Vulkanológia, sze...), szerző]

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: GEOMORPHOLOGIE 1266-5304 2009 (3) pp. 175-186 2009
  • SJR Scopus - Earth-Surface Processes: Q3
    The city of Auckland lies on an active volcanic field. Emergency planning to manage risk associated with future volcanic activity is complicated by the uncertainty associated with the likely location of the next event. Linear alignments of vents indicate that locations of these features are controlled by areas of weakness in the subjacent crust. A dominant north-easterly strike for these areas is identified from an analysis of nearest-neighbour directions of identified vents. The Hough Transform method is used to locate prominent vent alignments, which trend northeast and northwest sub-parallel to regional faults and indicate both northwest-southeast and northeast-southwest extension during Quaternary volcanism. Their relative timing is however unknown at this stage. It is proposed that the probability of future activity is higher along an inferred north-westward extension of the only active fault in the field, the Wairoa North fault. This line also contains the most recently active vents (c. 700 a BP) in the field at Rangitoto and Motukorea.
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