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Authors: Bonforte, A.*
Guglielmino, F.*
Title: Very shallow dyke intrusion and potential slope failure imaged by ground deformation: The 28 December 2014 eruption on Mount Etna
Title of journal: Geophysical Research Letters
Series/Report no.: 8/42 (2015)
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2015
DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063462
Keywords: Sentinel-1A interferogram details the ground deformation field
GPS data are analyzed for modeling the dyke intrusion
Data comparison highlights an incipient slope failure
Abstract: On 28 December 2014, eruptive activity resumed at Mount Etna with fire fountain activity feeding two lava flows on the eastern and southwestern upper flanks of the volcano. Unlike all previous summit activity, this eruption produced clear deformation at the summit of the volcano. GPS displacements and Sentinel-1A ascending interferogramswere calculated in order to image the ground deformation pattern accompanying the eruption. The displacements observed by GPS depict a local ground deformation pattern, affecting only the upperpart of the volcano.Despite snowcover onthe summit, differential interferometry synthetic aperture radar (DInSAR) data allowed obtainingmore detail onthe grounddeformation pattern on the upper eastern side of the volcano. Three-dimensional GPS displacements inversion located a very shallow NE-SW intrusion just beneath the New Southeast Crater. However, this model cannot justify all the deformation observed by DInSAR thus revealing a gravitational failure of the lava flow field
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