Arc division and its effect on the accretionary complex: the Shimanto Belt at the junction between the Ryukyu and southwest Japan arcs

Soichi Osozawa

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Abstract

The junction between the Ryukyu and southwest Japan arcs was formed by the opening of the Japan Sea. Before and during the opening, an accretionary complex grew across the site of the arc junction, but the growth process was complicated owing to differential movement of the island arc. Based on paleontologic evidence from within the forearc basinal sequences, it is evident that the Japan Sea initially opened at about 30-32 Ma. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-689
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geology
Volume100
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1

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  • Geology

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