11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
[SIT23-10] Geochemical constraints on Pacific-Izanagi ridge subduction along the NE Asian margin from the magmatic record of Japan, Sikhote-Alin and Sakhalin
Keywords:Ridge subduction, Northeast Asia, Sikhote-Alin, Izanagi-Pacific ridge
In general, the Cretaceous to early Cenozoic magmatism of Sikhote-Alin and Sakhalin Island are similar to Japan in activity time and isotopic character. Our synthesis of ~400 published and unpublished age dates reveal a clear magmatic gap between 55 to 46 Ma from the Russian Far East to Japan that most closely corresponds to the early Cenozoic Pacific-Izanagi ridge subduction models. The early Cenozoic magmatic gap is supported by geochemical data that show two major differences before and after the gap: (1) Nd isotopic compositions show a sharply increase from εNd= -14 to 2 in the Cretaceous and Paleocene to εNd= -2 to 5 in the Eocene; (2) (87Sr/86Sr)0 values showed a decrease after the magmatic gap. We also note that the volcanic arc shifted eastward from Sikhote-Alin and Honshu, to Sakhalin and east Hokkaido. Adakitic rocks were formed in the Sikhote-Alin and Kitakami areas. We compare our observed early Cenozoic magmatic gap and geochemical signatures to other documented ridge-trench interactions from the geological record.