Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/10336
AuthorsJohnovà, K.* 
Thinovà, L.* 
Giammanco, S.* 
TitleRevealing the hidden faults in the SE flank of Mt. Etna using radon in-soil gas measurement
Issue Date11-Apr-2014
Series/Report no./160 (2014)
DOI10.1093/rpd/ncu092
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/10336
KeywordsMt. Etna
soil gas
hidden faults
radon
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.02. Exploration geophysics::04.02.01. Geochemical exploration 
AbstractAlthough there are many methods for investigating tectonic structures, many faults remain hidden, and they can endanger the life and property of people living along them. The slopes of volcanoes are covered with such hidden faults, near which strong earthquakes and gas releases can appear. Revealing hidden faults can therefore contribute significantly to the protection of people living in volcanic areas. In the study, seven different techniques were used for making measurements of in-soil radon concentrations in order to search for hidden faults on the SE flank of the Mt. Etna volcano. These reported methods had previously been proved to be useful tools for investigating fault structures. The main aim of the experiment presented here was to evaluate the usability of these methods in the geological conditions of the Mt. Etna region, and to find the best place for continual radon monitoring using a permanent station in the near future.
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