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 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

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)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[SCG57-P26] Reassessment of the stress history in the eastern Boso Peninsula, central Japan

*Katsumasa YAMANAKA1, Katsushi SATO1, Atsushi YAMAJI1 (1.Div. Earth Planet. Sci. Kyoto Univ.)

Keywords:Boso Peninsula, stress history, fault striation analysis

There are numerous mesoscale faults in the Neogene to Quaternary Awa and Kazusa Groups in the earstern Boso Peninsula (Kinugasa et al., 1969). The counterclockwise change of the Philippine Sea plate motion was argued on the basis of the stress history reconstructed by fault striation analyses in the peninsula (Angelier and Huchon, 1987; Yamaji, 2000). However, there has been no consensus on the timing of N-S or NE-SW compression. The timing was said to be about the late Pliocene by Kinugasa (1969), before 3-2 Ma by Angelier and Huchon (1987) and before 1.2 Ma by Yamaji (2000). In this research, we reinvestigated the stress history by using a recent technique of paleostress analysis (the Hough-transform-based inversion method: Yamaji et al., 2006; Sato, 2006).
We investigated mesoscale faults cropping out along the east coast of the Boso Peninsula and collected about 1,400 fault-slip data in the Awa and Kazusa Groups. The result of the fault striation analysis is as follows; a vertical axial compression, N-S extension and NW-SE extension were detected from the upper Katsuura Formation to the Umegase Formation. In addition to the above-mentioned three stresses, we detected NE-SW compression from the Amatu Formation to the Kurotaki unconformity and an early stage extension from the Amatsu and Kiyosumi Formations. The clarified stress history is summarized as follows; the early stage extension before ~3 Ma, the NE-SW compression at 3-2 Ma, the NW-SE extension at 2-0.8 Ma, the N-S extension after 0.8 Ma and the vertical axial compression at the present.
The most important discovery of this study is that the compression was episodic from 3 to ~2 Ma. In this presentation, we discuss the relationship between the paleostress and the past position of the TTT junction.

Angelier and Huchon, 1987, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 81, 397-408.
Kinugasa et al., 1969, Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Japan, 20, 13-38 (in Japanese with English abstract).
Sato, 2006, Tectonophysics, 421, 319-330.
Yamaji, 2000, Journal of Structural Geology, 22, 429-440.
Yamaji et al., 2006, Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 980-990.