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Neogene–Quaternary sedimentary successions

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Makoto Ito
Makoto Ito
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Koji Kameo
Koji Kameo
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Yasufumi Satoguchi
Yasufumi Satoguchi
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Fujio Masuda
Fujio Masuda
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Yoshihisa Hiroki
Yoshihisa Hiroki
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Osamu Takano
Osamu Takano
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Takeshi Nakajima
Takeshi Nakajima
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Noriyuki Suzuki
Noriyuki Suzuki
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Neogene and Quaternary sedimentary successions are widely distributed across the Japanese islands, commonly underlying or distributing nearby heavily populated areas where the infrastructure of Japanese society is fully developed. Furthermore, some Neogene sedimentary successions contain oil and gas and have played an important role in hydrocarbon production in Japan. The Neogene and Quaternary sedimentary basins formed as a response to the development of the Japanese arc-trench system as a result of the opening of the Sea of Japan (c. 15 Ma), and spatial and temporal variations in the sedimentary successions are considered to have been controlled by the interaction between glacial-interglacial sea-level changes and active tectonic movements of the arc-trench system, which has been controlled mainly by subduction of the Paci?c and Philippine Sea plates beneath the Japanese islands.

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Geological Society, London, Geology of Series

The Geology of Japan

Teresa Moreno
Teresa Moreno
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDæA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
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Simon Wallis
Simon Wallis
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
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Tomoko Kojima
Tomoko Kojima
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan
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Wes Gibbons
Wes Gibbons
WPS, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
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Geological Society of London
ISBN electronic:
9781862397064
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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