Estimation of the period of prehistoric large earthquake occurrence along the Senya fault system in Tohoku District, northeast Japan.

S. I. Hirano

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Abstract

The Senya fault system is one of the most prominent active reverse faults in Japan. Prehistoric fault activities along the fault system have been revealed by observing the stratigraphy at fault outcrops. Seismic events of two different periods are inferred from fault activities shown by the geological and topographical evidences along the fault system. One is 1896 AD that is, Riku-u earthquake. The other event is estimated to have occurred after ca. 4400 yr BP, but before 2700 yr BP. -from English summary

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-185
Number of pages13
JournalGeographical Review of Japan, Series A
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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