JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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H (Human Geosciences ) » H-QR Quaternary research

[H-QR06] Quaternary, Diachronic dynamics of human-environment interactions

convener:Mamoru Koarai(Earth Science course, College of Science, Ibaraki University), Yusuke Yokoyama(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Koji Okumura(Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University), Yasufumi Satoguchi(Lake Biwa Museum)

[HQR06-P06] Characteristics of the Fuji-Sagamigawa Lahar deposit at the upper reaches of Sagami River, central Japan

*Masaaki Shirai1, Makoto Kobayashi2, Takako UTSUGAWA3, Kiyokazu Kawajiri4, Takayuki Takahashi1 (1.Tokyo Metropolitan University, 2.Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, 3.Rissho University, 4.Sagamihara Cuty Museum)

Keywords:lahar deposit, Fuji-Sagami River Mud Flow, Katsura River (Sagami River)

Lahar is a general term for a rapidly flowing mixture of rock debris and water (other than normal stream flow) from a volcano (Smith and Fritz, 1989). Fuji Sagamigawa Mud Flow (Lahar) originated from the Fuji Volcano (Older Fuji) around 22 ka (Machida, 2009) distributes along the Sagami River Valley. The lahar deposits have been reported from Tsuru City, Yamanashi Prefecture to Zama City, Kanagawa Prefecture which apart ca. 90 km from the present Fuji Volcano summit. Although more than 3 events have been recognized based on field surveys by Geographical and Geological Research Group in Sagamihara City (1990), detailed description of Fuji Sagamigawa lahar deposit at the upper reaches of Katsura River (Sagami River) has not been published yet.
Detailed investigation of the lahar deposits in the upper reaches of the Katsura River and Shakunagare River located on northern margin of the Katsura River valley revealed that (i) the lahar deposit would bury the Katsura River valley entirely with more than 20 m thick, (ii) the deposit at upperstream area is characterized by frequent silt layers intercalation, and (iii) several debris flow deposit layers are transformed into hyperconcentrated flow deposit.
We thank to Tsuru University permitting us to use the boring data for constructing buildings.
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Machida (2009) Nature in History of Sagamihara City. Sagamihara City, 159-165.