Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-SS Seismology

[S-SS28] Active faults and paleoseismology

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Takashi AZUMA(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Nobuhiko Sugito(Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University), Satoshi Tonai(Department of Applied Science, Faculty of Scienece, Kochi University), Toshikazu Yoshioka(Active Fault and Earthquake Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[SSS28-P21] High-resolution Multi-Channel Sonic survey on the seaward extension of the Kokura-Higashi Faults

*Kyoko KAGOHARA1, Toshikazu YOSHIOKA2, Isamu KATO3, Yasuhiro HAMBA3 (1.Yamaguchi Univ., 2.IEVG, AIST, 3.Kawasaki Geological Engineering Co. Ltd.)

Keywords:Kokura-Higashi Faults, multi-channel sonic survey, strike-slip fault, Hibiki-nada

The Kokura-Higashi Faults are NNE-SSW trending left lateral strike-slip fault. It is recognized obviously the Kokura-Higashi Faults are distributing from Kokura-Kita to Kokura-Minami ward, Fukuoka Prefecture. However, the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion (2013) pointed that the northern extent of the faults could reach to off Hikoshima, Hibiki-nada, based on the distribution of steep gravity gradient zone in the northern Kyushu. We have conducted a high-resolution multi-channel sonic survey using Boomer source and 12-channel, 2.5-m-channel-interval streamer to clarify the precise fault distribution and structure in Hibiki-nada. The acoustic profiles imaged several faults that deform shallow strata.