ISBN-10: 3642313957

ISBN-13: 9783642313950

Piton de los angeles Fournaise and Karthala are either defend volcanoes within the southwest Indian Ocean. This booklet summarizes the paintings performed on those very energetic basaltic volcanoes. Piton de los angeles Fournaise has a protracted historical past of medical learn and tracking, with many information gathered in the course of contemporary eruptions. it really is one in every of the main studied volcanoes on this planet. The paintings offered during this monograph comprises geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological elements, but additionally reviews on actual geography, ordinary dangers and the sociological and behavioural approaches.'

The Karthala volcano could be much less renowned, however it serves as an engaging comparability to Piton de l. a. Fournaise. even if positioned on the subject of the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them by way of its extra alkaline magmas and not more common job. It used to be additionally monitored for greater than 25 years, generating impressive eruptions lately.

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Bernard and Munschy (2000) suggest that the Mascarene Basin is composed of 9 zones separated by major transform faults. 7 and 59 Ma). The magnetic anomaly pattern suggests a progressive southward extinction of the spreading center (67 Ma in the north and about 61 Ma in the south). 1 La Réunion and the Surrounding Lithosphere Characteristics of the Oceanic Compartment of La Réunion La Réunion lies in the middle of an approximately 350 km-wide zone bounded by the Mauritius transform fault (Mauritius Fracture Zone or FZ) to the SE and by the Mahanoro-Wilshaw transform fault (Mahanoro-Wilshaw Fracture Zone or FZ) to 25 the NW (Fig.

Doi:10. 1038/ngeo1736 3 Construction of La Réunion Jean-François Lénat Abstract La Réunion is a huge volcanic edifice, 220–240 km in diameter and 7 km in height, lying on a *4000 m deep ocean floor. Unlike for most oceanic volcanoes, the lithosphere beneath La Réunion exhibits, no, or very weak, flexure. A large body of underplated material has been identified beneath the southwestern part of the island. Two volcano edifices currently compose the island: Piton des Neiges to the NW and Piton de la Fournaise to the SE.

2b) broadly reflects the age distribution of surface rocks (Salvany et al. 2012). -F. 780 Ma) are mapped. However, in detail, the magnetic map appears to provide a smoother or more integrated image of the pre- and post-Brunhes-Matuyama reversal formations. 780 Ma blanketed by more recent formations. The thickness of the Brunhes period rocks must be significant in order to create a positive anomaly which overides the generally negative signal created by the bulk of the massif at the altitude of the aeromagnetic survey (3500 m).

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