Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Evening Poster

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

[S-CG56] Asian Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics

Sun. May 20, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Dapeng Zhao(Department of Geophysics, Tohoku University), Yukio Isozaki(Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Multi-disciplinary Sciences - General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo), Jianshe Lei(中国地震局地??力研究所)

The geological structures and tectonics are complex in the Asian region. Many orogenic belts and active faults exist within the Asian continent, and active subductions occur in its surrounding regions. In the east, the Pacific and Philippine Sea plates are subducting beneath East Asia, causing the development of trench-arc-backarc systems. In the southwest, the Indian plate is subducting beneath the Eurasian plate, forming major topographic features, such as the Himalayan mountain chain and the Tibetan Plateau. Due to the intense interactions among the four tectonic plates, large earthquakes take place frequently, such as the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (M 8.0), the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake (M 9.0), the 2015 Nepal earthquake (M 7.9), and the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake (M 7.3). In addition to many arc volcanoes caused by plate subductions, some active intraplate volcanoes exist in Asia, but their origin and relationship with the intraplate tectonics are still not very clear. In this session, we welcome original or review presentations from fields of geology, geophysics, petrology and geochemistry addressing issues of geological structures, seismotectonics, volcanism and geodynamics of the Asia region.

*Hsin-Chieh Pu1, Cheng-Horng Lin2,3,4,5, Li-Chin Chang3 (1.Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan, 2.Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 3.Taiwan Volcano Observatory at Tatun, Taipei, Taiwan, 4.Dept. of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 5.National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, National Applied Research Laboratories, Taipei, Taiwan)

*Li-Wei Kuo1, Fabio Di Felice2, Jyh-Rou Huang3, Elena Spagnuolo2, Giulio Di Toro2,4, Sheng-Rong Song5, Haibing Li6, Jialiang Si6, Stefano Aretusini7, John Suppe8 (1.National Central University, 2.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, 3.National Taiwan Normal University, 4.Università di Padova, 5.National Taiwan University, 6.Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, 7.University of Manchester, 8.University of Houston, Houston)




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