Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

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

[S-CG57] Structure and evolution of Japanese islands - Formation of island arc systems and earthquake cycles

Wed. May 29, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A09 (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(Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences Yokohama National University), Makoto MATSUBARA(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), Chairperson:Hiroshi Sato(Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University), Masahiro Ishikawa(Yokohama National University)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

[SCG57-08] Spatio-temporal extent of Cretaceous fore-arc basin in Japan

*Yukio Isozaki1, Ryo Hasegawa1, Yukiyasu Tsutsumi1 (1.Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Multi-disciplinary Sciences - General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:fore-arc basin, detrital zircon, U-Pb dating

Recent analyses on detrital zircon ages in sandstones calrified various new aspects on characteristics and secular changes in provenance for the fore-arc domain of Cretaceous Japan. The shallow marine to fluvial Cretaceous strata are disrtibuted in multiple zones running almost parallel to the coeval arc-trench system in SW Japan, which is represented by the paired granitoid (Ryoke) and blueschist (Sanbagawa) belts. For example, the Upper Cretaceous Izumi Group in Shikoku and Kii peninsula has been regarded as a typical fore-arc sedimentary package deposited between the coeval grnaitoid and blueschist belts. Much emphasis was given to its origin in a pull-apart setting along an imaginary large strike-slip movement of the Median Textonic Line. Nonetheless, the lastest zircon analyses documented that its spatio-temporal dimentsion was much greater than previously believed, e.g., more than 1000 km along-arc, and nearly 100 km wide across-arc in sapce, and extended up into the Paleocene in age. The Izumi Group likely represnt a remnant of much large sedimentary basin, and its current restircted occurrence, ca. ca. 300 km along arc and ca. 20 km across-arc, was made by large-scale removal of fore-arc crust, probably relevant to the back-arc rifting to open the Japan Sea. The missing fore-arc crust can be properly reconstructed by checking ancient provenance through zircon dating in Kyushu and southern Tohoku district.