Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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

[S-SS31] Active faults and paleoseismology

Mon. May 23, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Mamoru Koarai(Earth Science course, College of Science, Ibaraki University), Hisao Kondo(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Ken-ichi Yasue(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Hideaki Goto(Graduate school of letters, Hiroshima University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SSS31-P06] Trench Excavation Study and Drilling Survey on the Eastern Segment of Tokamachi Fault Zone, Central Japan

*Kaoru Taniguchi1, Takashi AZUMA2, Yoshiki Shirahama2, Daisuke Hirouchi3, yorihide koriya1, Masashi Omata1 (1.PASCO CORPORATION, 2.GSJ, AIST, 3.Shinshu Univ.)

Keywords:active fault, trench excavation study, drilling survey, Tokamachi Basin, Tokamachi fault zone

The eastern segment of Tokamachi fault zone is an active fault with 19 km length, located in the southern part of Niigata prefecture, in central Japan. It extends in NNE-SSW direction along the eastern margin of Tokamachi basin with east-side-up vertical displacement.
The Earthquake Research Committee evaluated that the probability of the earthquake occurrence in the future of this segment was uncertain because of luck of paleoseismological data, although Ota et al. (2010) had reported the timing of the last fault events of this segment as 3,800-3,200 yrs.BP based on results of several trench surveys.
We carried out trench excavation study and drilling surveys at Otajima, Tokamachi city, for estimating activity of the eastern segment of Tokamachi fault zone. The trench was excavated at the foot of a fault scarp with 4 m high on the Holocene fluvial terrace along the Shinano river. Details of our results will be reported in the presentation.
This project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.