Abstract

We analyze a long time–space series of Stromboli volcanic tremors. A very-low-frequency content in the range of 0.02–0.5 Hz has been found by using spectral analysis and independent component analysis. Independent component analysis is an entropy-based technique. We observe the occurrence of a component having a period of 30 sec. Polarization analysis shows that the wave field comes mainly from the crater area, well evidenced by seismometers located around the summit ring, whereas the radiation becomes increasingly scattered at stations located around the base of this volcano. Based on its apparent velocity, the 30-sec component appears to be a slow wave, related to inhomogeneities of the source and/or gas-pressure fluctuations inside the shallow plumbing system.

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