Cerro Prieto

Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:341000
Region:
Country:Mexico
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR, Levelling
Duration of observation:1994-2006 (levelling), 1993-1997 (ERS InSAR), 2003-2006 (Envisat InSAR)
Inferred cause(s) of deformation:Hydrothermal
Characteristics of deformation:

Between 1993 and 1997, ERS InSAR data showed that the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field was subsiding at up to 6 cm year-1 (Carnec and Fabriol 1999).
Sarychikhina et al (2011) used a combination of levelling surveys and InSAR and observed a maximum subsidence rate of 9 cm year-1 between 1994 and 1997 (levelling), 12 cm year-1 between 1997 and 2006 (levelling), and 18 cm year-1 between 2004 and 2005 (InSAR).

Reference(s):Carnec C, Fabriol H, 1999. Monitoring and modeling land subsidence at the Cerro Prieto geothermal field, Baja California, Mexico, using SAR interferometry. Geophysical Research Letters, 26: 1211-1214.
Sarychikhina, O. E. Glowacka, R. Mellors and F. Suárez Vidal, 2011. Land subsidence in the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field, Baja California, Mexico, from 1994 to 2005: An integrated analysis of DInSAR, leveling and geological data. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 204 (2011) 76-90.
Location:32.418, 115.305
REST API endpoint (JSON):https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/wp-json/volcanodb/v1/volcano/4434

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