Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-EM Earth's Electromagnetism

[S-EM33] Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth and Planetary Interiors, and Tectono-Electromagnetism

Tue. May 26, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Wataru Kanda(Volcanic Fluid Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masahiro Ichiki(Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[SEM33-P07] Dense AMT observations across the Japan Median Tectonic Line Izumi fault zone

*Yuhei OUCHI1, Ryokei YOSHIMURA2, Daisuke TANAKA2, Itaru YONEDA2, Tomoya YAMAZAKI2, Naoto OSHIMAN2 (1.Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 2.Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

Keywords:the Japan Median Tectonic Line Fault Zone, magnetotelluric, damage zone, shallow resistivity structure

The Japan Median Tectonic Line Fault Zone (MTL) is a fault system that extends for about 360km and locates along the geological boundary between the Ryoke and the Sanbagawa belts. Izumi segment fault zone of the MTL consists of Gojodani and Shobudani faults, etc. Wideband Magnetotelluric (MT) soundings were carried out across these faults (Yoshimura et al., 2014). The obtained resistivity model was characterized by a contrast around the MTL. However, the shallow resistivity structure was not so clear.
In order to delineate fine subsurface structure around the fault, we carried out audio-frequency magnetotellurics (AMT) measurements at 38 sites along a 5km profile perpendicular to the Gojodani and Shobudani faults in November, 2014. MT responses of a frequency band of 10,400-0.35 Hz were obtained using remote reference processing (Gamble et al., 1979). As a result, relatively good quality MT responses were obtained at most sites.
In this presentation, we will show the final MT response functions at each site and report a preliminarily results of two-dimensional inversions.