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[SIT22-42] Paleomagnetic Directions of 3-5ka Basaltic Volcanoes in the Aso Central Cone, Kyushu Japan: Further Extension of the Paleosecular Variation Curve.
Keywords:Paleomagnetism, Paleosecular variation, Aso volcano
The samples were collected from 35 sites, one from a scoria cone and others were from lavas, and they were measured their paleomagnetism. The magnetization of those samples is quite simple, as expected, and alternating field demagnetization well defines the primary component. The site mean directions align well on a couple of arcs, which define the paleosecular variation of those ages, 3-5ka. The lava flows and a welded scoria classified as of three centers (Komezuka, Akase and Nakadake) are well clustered and confirmed to a single or erupted very closely in time for each center. On the other hand, lava flows related to the other two centers (Ojo and Kishima) have multiple clusters in the paleomagnetic directions, and their ages estimated from the paleosecular variation curve interfinger to the classification.
It is also very interesting that there seems to be a stagnant point in secular variation just before 3ka, whose direction is similar to the known stagnant point in archeomagnetic secular variation at around 800CE. If there is tendency to stop the SV at the direction, it may be related to the core dynamo processes.