Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

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

[S-CG59] Structure and evolution of Japanese islands - Formation of island arc systems and earthquake cycles

Tue. May 22, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A05 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Hiroshi Sato(Earthquake Prediction Research Center, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Masanao Shinohara(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Masahiro Ishikawa(横浜国立大学大学院環境情報研究院, 共同), Makoto MATSUBARA(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), Chairperson:Sato Hiroshi(Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University), Matsubara Makoto(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

[SCG59-09] Saptio-temporal extent of a Cretaceous forearc basin and re-shaping of an arc-trench system: a case for the Izumi Group in Japan

*Yukio Isozaki1, Ryo Hasegawa1, Yukiyasu Tsutsumi2 (1.Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Multi-disciplinary Sciences - General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 2.Department of Geology, National Museum of Science and Nature)

Keywords:arc-trench system, forearc basin, detrital zircon, Median Tectonic Line, Paleogene, Cretaceous

The Upper Cretaceous Izumi Group represents a typical sedimentary package accumulated in a forearc basin; the extremely thick turbidite-dominated terrigenous clastic rocks occur in a narrow belt less than 15 km wide but continues for more than 300 km along a major fault called Median Tectonic Line (MTL) in SW Japan between the Cretaceous arc granitoid (Ryoke) belt and coeval high-P/T bluseschist (Sanbagawa) belt in SW Japan. Well-established ammonite and radiolarian biostratigraphy confirmed the Campanian-Maastrichtian age. The latest analysis of detrital zircon geochronology of sandstones of the Izumi Group claried several new aspects, which require essential re-considerations on the basin setting/development, and post-depositional tectonic modifications during the early Cenozoic. 1) The youngest part of the Izumi Group ranges up to the Paleogene. 2) Its eastern extension is laterally traced to the Mikawa area, northern Kanto Mtns., and the Pacific coast of northern Kanto. In short, the Izumi sedimentary basin was originally much greater in size both in across-arc width and in along-arc length, and the basin existed much longer than previsouly believed. Owing to the severe across-arc contraction during the Paleogene-Neogene, more than a half of the primary sediemntary entity has been lost.