Discovery of an ancient tsunami deposit in coastal sequences of southwest Japan: Verification of a large historic tsunami

Koji Minoura, Takashi Nakata

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Abstract

Abstract A tsunamigenic sand layer is present in coastal sequences of the Masuda Plain, southwest Japan. The radiometric age of the layer has been estimated at 930 ± 80 years BP. It is proposed that the deposit is the product of a large historic tsunami believed to have occurred in the Japan Sea on 16 June 1026 AD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
JournalIsland Arc
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

Keywords

  • coastal plain
  • density current
  • earthquake
  • flame structure
  • tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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