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Quaternary counterclockwise rotation of South Kyushu, Southwest Japan

Kazuto Kodama, Hitoshi Tashiro and Tohru Takeuchi
Quaternary counterclockwise rotation of South Kyushu, Southwest Japan
Geology (Boulder) (September 1995) 23 (9): 823-826

Abstract

Paleomagnetic data from latest Miocene to Pliocene sedimentary rocks in southeast Kyushu, as well as those previously reported from middle to late Miocene formations, show that a large part of south Kyushu has been rotated approximately 30 degrees counterclockwise with respect to north Kyushu and Eurasia during the past 2 m.y. This rotation started synchronously with rifting of the continental crust beneath south Kyushu and the northern Okinawa trough, which commenced around the Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary and continues to the present. The coincidence of rotation and extension implies that arc rotation can take place during rifting of continental crust.


ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Coden: GLGYBA
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 23
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Quaternary counterclockwise rotation of South Kyushu, Southwest Japan
Affiliation: Kochi University, Department of Geology, Kochi, Japan
Pages: 823-826
Published: 199509
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 22
Accession Number: 1995-059778
Categories: Solid-earth geophysicsQuaternary geologyStratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. block diag., 1 table, geol. sketch map
N31°45'00" - N32°00'00", E130°00'00" - E131°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Nagoya University, Nagoya, JPN, Japan
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 199521
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