Socorro Magma Body: What it is and the monitoring strategy


Animation of seismic project. The Socorro Magma Body, New Mexico is the 2nd largest magma body within continental crust in the world. It is inflating the earth’s surface at a rate of about 1.5–2 mm/year, as measured since 1911. Dr. Susan Bilek, colleagues, and teams placed 7 broadband seismometers, plus a dense array 800 vertical-component seismometers to look at seismicity and deformation around the Socorro Magma Body.

Interview of Dr. Susan Bilek, New Mexico Tech
Supported by PASSCAL Instrument Center. Project is a collaboration between New Mexico Tech, University of New Mexico, and Colorado State University

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