[MIS08-P14] Multidisciplinary borehole investigation project of the MTL and the Neodani Fault
Keywords:Median Tectonic Line (MTL), Neodani Fault, fault damage zone, borehole drilling, mineral vein, microstructure
This project takes multidisciplinary approaches including field surveys, borehole drilling and laboratory analysis. In field surveys we conduct detail observation of fault damage zone and collect samples. In this presentation, we present preliminary result from field observation. In borehole surveys we conduct a deep borehole drilling (up to 1,000m length), physical logging, and various borehole tests. In laboratory analysis we perform microstructural observation, X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) image analysis, chemical analysis, etc., and focus on the relationship between mineral veins and fault plane, in particularly.
We target two faults, the Median Tectonic Line (MTL) and the Neodani Fault, because theses faults have been well-studied previously in terms of covering bed method. We have selected Yuyaguchi site (Saijo City, Ehime Pref.) of the MTL as a representative of inactive fault section. Whereas, Kadowaki-Kinbara section (Motosu City, Gifu Pref.) of Neodani Fault is selected as an active fault section which has been recorded the largest displacement during 1891 Nobi earthquake in Japan.
We will principally investigate fault activity focusing on microstructural characterization and attempt to get practical results.