Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-EM Earth's Electromagnetism

[S-EM17] Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism

Mon. May 21, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A03 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Nobutatsu Mochizuki(Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University), Hisayoshi Shimizu(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Hoshi Hiroyuki(Department of Science Education, Aichi University of Education), Mochizuki Nobutatsu(熊本大学)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[SEM17-10] Estimation for stratigraphic position of Takizawa 1 lava flow at Fuji volcano, by using paleomagnetic method.

*Akira Baba1, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto1, Takashi Uchiyama1, Hidetoshi Shibuya2, Nobutatsu Mochizuki2 (1.Mount Fuji Research Institute, 2.Kumamoto University)

Keywords:paleomagnetic secular variation, paleomagnetic direction data, stratigraphic unit, trench excavation, Fuji volcano

Fuji volcano is one of the largest active volcano in Japan. Although stratigraphic studies accumulated, it is difficult to discriminate stratigraphic units of lava flows each other from field survey even with petrography, tephrochronology and 14C dating. Here, we present a paleomagnetic study of Takizawa 1 lava flow, which is estimated the eruption age (BCE 700-600) from tephrochronology (Uesugi, 1998). Takizawa 1 lava flow is characterized by high K2O content larger than 0.9, and exposed scatteredly to the Takizawa riverbed. The direction of Takizawa 1 lava flow (D=-8.2°,I=44.0°,α95=1.98°) agree with that for the expected age referring to Holocene paleomagnetic secular variation at Lake Biwa(Ali et al.,1999). However, by our trench excavation, Takizawa 1 lava flow was found to underlie the Fuji black soil, which was formed BCE 6,000-3,600, so that it is a member of Fujinomiya stage (BCE 15,000-6,000). Furthermore, the petrological features and paleomagnetic direction are quite similar to the Saruhashi lava flow, whose age is estimated as BCE 10,000-8,000 by 14C dating. Our findings suggest that Takizawa 1 lava flow is the same stratigraphic unit as Saruhashi lava flow and thereby paleomagnetic method is effective for dating and identification of stratigraphic unit.