Citation

Reynolds, M.A., 1955. Tectonic earthquakes and volcanic activity, Bougainville Island, TNG. Record  1955/094. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

In an unpublished report Taylor (1955) suggested that both tectonic earthquakes and volcanic activity are related to prevailing conditions of regional stress. The diagnostic value of this relationship lies in the fact that abnormal stress conditions make their presence known first by tectonic earthquakes and later by volcanic eruption. This theory was developed as a result of intensive research following upon study of the new Hebrides volcanic arc and recent volcanism. Bougainville Island, with a deep trough (Planet Deep) situated west of and orientated parallel to its line of volcanoes, exhibits a similar structural pattern to the New Mebride4s Islands and it was considered by Taylor that the relationship between tectonic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions might also apply here. As a possible means of diagnosis an analysis of earthquakes and volcanic activity in the Bougainville area was undertaken to discover whether a positive relationship existed fro Mt. Bagana, and if so, whether there were indications of impending eruption of the Lake Loloru Crater.
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