Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG57] Structure, evolution and dynamics of mobile belts

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM A06 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Toru Takeshita(Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Hiroshi Sato(Earthquake Prediction Research Center, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Koichiro Obana(Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Takuya NISHIMURA(Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University), Yukitoshi Fukahata(Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University), Aitaro Kato(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University), Jun Muto(Department of Earth Sciences, Tohoku University), Katsushi Sato(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Shuichi Kodaira(Institute for Research on Earth Evolution Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Takeshi Sagiya(Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University), Tatsuya Ishiyama(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Makoto MATSUBARA(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention), Yasutaka Ikeda(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo), Chair:Bunichiro Shibazaki(International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Building Research Institute)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[SCG57-07] Crustal structure and fluid distribution beneath the southern Hidaka collision zone based on 3-D resistivity modeling

*Hiroshi ICHIHARA1, Toru MOGI2, Yusuke YAMAYA3, Takeshi HASHIMOTO2, Makoto UYESHIMA4, Yasuo OGAWA5 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2.Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University, 3.Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 4.Earthquake Research Institute, the University of tokyo, 5.Volcanic Fluid Researach Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Erimo area, south end of Hokkaido Island is located on the south part of Hidaka collision zone where Kurile and the northeastern (NE) Japan arcs are collided. This area is an attractive research field to understand mechanism of continent evolution and deep inland earthquakes because 1) ultra-mafic rocks are outcropped although the delamination hypothesis of Kurile arc indicates uplift and down lift of upper-middle and lower crust rocks, respectively, and 2) inland earthquakes occurs anomalously depth (e.g. 1970 Hidaka earthquake M6.7). We conducted wideband and long-period magnetotelluric surveys at 27 sites in the Erimo area and obtained 3-D resistivity models based on inversion procedure. Reliable features of the inverted models and their interpretations are as follows. 1) A low resistivity zone (C-1) is distributed beneath the Hidaka main thrust (HMT) and extends to the upper most part of subducting Pacific slab. The high seismicity in the subducting slab in C-1 implies dehydration embrittlement. The C-1 around arcs boundary implies upwelling fluid along the HMT, which may affect the deep inland earthquake. 2) Ultra-high resistivity zone (R-1), which probably reflects dry metamorphic rocks, is distributed underneath the Hidaka metamorphic belt. The boundary between C-1 and R-1 is spatially consistent to the boundary between the delamination wedge and delaminated upper-middle crust (Ito, 2000). It supports the proposed collision model based on seismic surveys.
Figure caption: (a) Locations magnetotelluric stations. (b) A vertical cross-section of inverted resistivity model beneath the line X-X'. Gray lines denote geological boundaries based on seismic surveys (Ito 2000). White circles denote hypocenter between 2000 and 2012 by JMA. (c) Interpretation of the resistivity model.