JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT24] [EE] Stress geomechanics integrations: Observations, Modelings and Implications (OMI)

Wed. May 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A09 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:HungYu Wu(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Masataka Kinoshita(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Ayumu Miyakawa(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation (IGG), Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Hsin-Hua Huang(Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica), Chairperson:Masataka Kinoshita(Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Ayumu Miyakawa(Geological Survey of Japan, AIST)

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

[SIT24-10] Response to the stress state as fault reactivation in SW Japan

*Ayumu Miyakawa1, Makoto Otsubo2 (1.Institute of Geology and Geoinformation (IGG), Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 2.Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST)

Keywords:crustal stress, active fault

The stress state in the crust plays an important role in the crustal deformation. Especially, fault reactivation is one of the most important phenomena controlled by the crustal stress. The Japanese islands are located in the subduction zone where Philippine See Plate and Pacific Sea Plate are subducting beneath Eurasian Plate. The subducting system generates a heterogeneous stress state in Japanese islands. Previous studies revealed the distribution of the heterogeneous stress state in the Japanese islands (e.g., Seno, 1999; Terakawa and Mat’sura 2010; Yukutake et al., 2015). On the other hand, many active faults are known in Japan (The Research Group for Active Faults of Japan, 1991) and the distribution and the type of the fault (i.e., normal, reverse and strike fault) are also heterogeneous. In this presentation, we will discuss the relation between the crustal stress and active faults in Japan. Especially, in order to shed right on the response to the stress state as fault reactivation, we consider about the relation between the crustal stress and the non-active faults, which is not recognized as active faults. The contrast of the response to the crustal stress between the active fault and non-active fault will be the clue to understanding the crustal deformation induced by the heterogeneous crustal stress.