[SCG63-P10] Spatial change of extension direction detected by paleostress analysis in the Miocene Tanabe Group, Southwest Japan
Keywords:forearc basin, stress analysis, fault-slip analysis, mineral vein
The study area extends roughly 10 km along the coastal area of the Shirahama Formation, the upper part of the Tanabe Group, the Kii Peninsula, southwest Japan. The measured structures consist of outcrop-scale faults and mineral veins. Fault displacements range from about several mm to 1 m. The thicknesses of veins are about several mm. In total, 159 faults and 245 veins have been observed. They have been analyzed by the stress inversion methods (Sato, 2006; Yamaji and Sato, 2011), which can detect multiple stress conditions from a dataset.
As the result, normal and strike-slip faulting stress regimes were detected. The horizontal extension direction was spatially variable. It trends roughly N-S in southern area, rotates clockwaise and trends E-W in northern area. The change of extension direction is not consistent with the frequency of map-scale faults. Extension normal to the outer-arc high at the southern end of the Kumano Basin can be considerd to reflect rising of outer-arc high. The change of extension direction in the Tanabe Group may be reflect the same tectonics at the pereiod.
Lin, W., M. L. Doan, J. C. Moore, L. McNeill, T. B. Byrne, T. Ito, D. Saffer, M. Conin, M. Kinoshita, Y. Sanada and others, 2010, Geophysical Research Letters, 37.
Sato, K., 2006, Tectonophysics, 421, 319-330.
Yamaji, A., Sato, K., 2011, Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1148-1157.