Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-SS Seismology

[S-SS08] Active faults and paleoseismology

Mon. May 21, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 301B (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mamoru Koarai(Earth Science course, College of Science, Ibaraki University), Hisao Kondo(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Ryosuke Doke(神奈川県温泉地学研究所, 共同), Nobuhisa Matsuta(Okayama University Graduate School of Education), Chairperson:KOARAI Mamoru(Ibaraki University), Kano Yasuyuki(京都大学 防災研究所 附属地震予知研究センター)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[SSS08-06] How formed the Hiji-oki fault group in the beppu bay, Japan?

*Tsuyoshi Haraguchi1, Keiji Takemura2 (1.Department of Geosciences,Graduate School of Science,Osaka City University, 2.Graduate School of Science,kyoto University)

Keywords:beppu bay, Hiji-oki fault group, Lateral-spread graben

In the beppu bay, a clear fault has been confirmed by the shallow marine sub-bottom profiler. The activity history of the fault has been clarified from the age comparison of the stratum with the fault. The Hiji-oki fault group, which consists of short normal fault groups, is typical. However, in the deep part just below the fault, the reflecting surface is continuous without interruption. Fault displacement does not continue to the basement. In order to elucidate its mechanism, a continuous sub-bottom profiler with an extension of 10 km or more across the fault was implemented. In the reflection cross section, a structure showing a tension part and a compression part was confirmed. This structure is a phenomenon that can occur when only the shallow strata move. The fault was Lateral-spread graben which occurred in the tensile area when a soft mud layer of 4 km in width, 8 km in length and 60 m in thickness laterally moved. For this reason, the Hiji-oki fault group is not a fault developing from an earthquake source fault.