Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-GL Geology

[S-GL28] Regional geology and tectonics

Mon. May 27, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM A09 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Makoto Otsubo(Geological Survey of Japan, Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology), Jun Hosoi(Geological Survey of Japan, Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, AIST), Chairperson:Jun Hosoi(Geological Survey of Japan)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[SGL28-10] Revised Cenozoic chronostratigraphy and tectonics in the Yatsuo Area, Toyama Prefecture, central Japan

*Takeshi Nakajima1, Hideki Iwano2, Tohru Danhara2, Tohru Yamashita2, Yukio Yanagisawa1, Yoshihiro Tanimura3, Mahito Watanabe1, Takayuki Sawaki1, Satoshi Nakanishi4, Hiroyuki Mitsuishi4, Okiyuki Yamashina4, Seiichi Imahori5 (1.Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 2.Kyoto Fission-Track Co., Ltd., 3.National Museum of Nature and Science, 4.JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation, 5.JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Technical Services Corporation)

Keywords:Cenozoic, chronostratigraphy, U-Pb dating, Fission-Track dating, diatom, tectonics

Cenozoic chronostratigraphy of the Yatsuo Area in Toyama Prefecture is revised based on U-Pb and fission-track (FT) dating on the same zircon grains from tuff beds using LA-ICP-MS, mineralogical analysis of tuff beds and diatom biostratigraphy. The results reveal followings. Syn-rift volcanism (the Iwaine Formation) started at around 17.5 Ma. The Ikahama unconformity between the syn-rift Higashibessho Formation and the post-rift Tenguyama Formation was a relatively short duration (c. 0.5 m.y.) tectonic event around 15 Ma. The Otogawa Formation unconformably overlying the Tenguyama Formation is divided into Middle Miocene (Serravallian) lower portion and Late Miocene upper portion with a possible unconformity between them. The age of the Mita Formation ranges from 4 to 2 Ma and unconformably overlies the Otogawa Formation. Local correlation of a key tuff bed MT2 in the Mita Formation in previous reports was misleading and needs to be reassessed.

Facies and sequence stratigraphic analysis of the lowermost Nirehara Formation clarifies that the Nirehara Formation comprises many depositional cycles formed by sea level or lake level fluctuation in a coastal or lacustrine fan delta environment. The results also suggest that the Nirehara Formation was formed in an early rift basin, which is overlain by the syn-rift Yatsuo Group with an unconformity. Detrital zircon U-Pb and FT dating of sandstone in the Nirehara Formation suggests that possible source of sandstone was the Nohi Rhyolite.

Regional correlation of onshore and offshore Cenozoic chronostratigraphy in the Hokuriku district shows multistage rifting during Oligocene-Middle Miocene opening of the Sea of Japan. The regional correlation also suggests that post-rifting compressive tectonics was also incremental associated with fluctuation of strength and direction of compressive stress fields.