Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-SS Seismology

[S-SS15] Active faults and paleoseismology

Tue. May 28, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mamoru Koarai(Earth Science course, College of Science, Ibaraki University), Takashi OGAMI(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Ryosuke Doke(Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture), Hisao Kondo(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

[SSS15-P13] Active faults around the Niu Mountains, northern part of Fukui Prefecture, Japan

*Masayoshi Tajikara1, Takashi Nakata2, Hiroyuki Tsutsumi3, Hideaki Goto2 (1.Association for the Development of Earthquake Prediction, 2.Hiroshima University, 3.Doshisha University)

Keywords:Niu Mountains, active fault, Sarage fault, Semiguchi fault, Asahi fault

The Niu Mountains is located between Japan Sea and the Fukui Plain, northern Fukui Prefecture. Many active faults have already been reported around the Niu Mountains (e.g., Research Group for Active Faults, 1991). Along the eastern coastal area of the Niu Mountains, the Yanagase-Sekigahara Fault develops in submarine area, and the Ayukawa Faults develop in the land area, respectively. In the eastern side of the Niu Mountains, the Sarage Fault, the Asahi Fault, the Semiguchi Fault, the Sabae Fault, and the Ozowara Fault are mapped, but tectonic landforms of these active faults have not been described in detail. In this study, we mapped distribution of faults somewhat different from previous studies by interpretation of 1/10000 air photographs and stereoscopic image created from 5-10 m DEM of GSI. In this presentation, we report the precise distribution and characteristics of tectonic landforms of these active faults, and discuss their tectonic implications briefly.

This study was done as a part of the Supporting Project for the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.