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[SCG57-06] Modeling deformation and stress state in the San-in strain concentration zone
Keywords:San-in strain concentration zone, Deformation, Stress state
First, we generate a lithostatic stress state. We then set the boundary conditions, which cause the strike-slip stress regime. We assume the temperature increases with depth using the observed geothermal gradient distribution. Geothermal gradients are high along the volcanic region. Our model generates a strain concentration zone along the high geothermal gradient zone. Furthermore, small faults are generated in a direction almost perpendicular to the strike of the strain concentration zone when the accumulated shear stain is small. This model explains the faulting process of the 2016 central Tottori earthquake, the strike of which was almost perpendicular to the strike of the San-in strain concentration zone. The model also explains the fault development of the 1943 Tottori earthquake. This model set the azimuth of the maximum horizontal stress axis at N110°E. Due to the development of the strain concentration zone, the azimuth of the maximum horizontal stress axis rotated from N110°E to N130°E in the strain concentration zone. The results are consistent with the observed stress state obtained by Kawanishi et al. (2009).