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[SSS31-P21] The Analysis of the Active Reverse Fault Zones in Japan through Gravity Anomalies
Keywords:gravity anomaly, active fault zone, spatial continuity of the fault
The gravity data published by GSI , Yamamoto et al. , and Geological Survey of Japan (AIST)  and Kanazawa University data were compiled in this study. We applied terrain corrections using 10 m DEM and filtered data with a band pass filter in addition to normal correction procedures, then obtained the Bouguer anomalies.
Steep Bouguer gravity gradients are clearly observed along the faults at 21 faults zones, a weak correlation is recognized at 13 faults, and no correlation at 9 faults. We evaluate the continuity of the faults based on the continuity of maximum points of the horizontal first derivation and inflection points of vertical first derivation together with geological and topographical observations. We infer a faulting type and a direction of dipping from fault traces and the maximum isoline or the inflection isoline of the derivations.
For example, we recognize following features for the Itoigawa Shizuoka tectonic line. The fault end seems to extend at the northern end. A left stepping of the faults in the subsurface is revealed around Hakuba. The maximum isoline and the inflection isoline are distributed on the east of the fault rupture in the north and on the west in the south, indicating that the dip direction changes the east dipping to the west dipping from north to south.