Cretaceous–Neogene accretionary units: Shimanto Belt
Gaku Kimura, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Asuka Yamaguchi, Yujin Kitamura, Kohtaro Ujiie, 2016. "Cretaceous–Neogene accretionary units: Shimanto Belt", The Geology of Japan, Teresa Moreno, Simon Wallis, Tomoko Kojima, Wes Gibbons
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The Shimanto Belt is one of the most-studied ancient accretionary complexes in the world and yields an opportunity to investigate deep plate boundary processes including seismogenesis in a subduction zone. It is extensively exposed south-westwards from central Japan through the Kii Peninsula, Shikoku, Kyushu and out to the Ryukyu islands (Fig. 2d.1). In this chapter, we overview recent research progress on this classic Cretaceous-Neogene accretionary unit, emphasizing how its tectonic history informs us about the ongoing processes in modern subduction zones.
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