Lateral magma migration through interconnected sills

This research, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, addresses the kinematic evolution of sill complexes, timing of intrusion and associated deformation, raising the possibility that interconnected sills may act as channels for long-range lateral magma transport through a succession of sill-fed emplacement events. Analogue Modelling results also suggest that caution should be taken when trying to infer the feeding areas on the basis of the deformation features observed at the surface or in seismic profiles, with significant implications for volcano monitoring and geo-hazard assessment.

Full bibliographic information: Montanari, D., del Ventisette, C., Bonini M. (2020). Lateral magma migration through interconnected sills: Evidence from analogue modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 551, 1 December 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116568

For further information please contact Domenico Montanari, IGG-  CNR (domenico.montanari(at)cnr(dot)it).