Geology of Amami Oshima, central Ryukyu Islands, with special reference to effect of gravity transportation on geologic structure.

S. Osozawa

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Abstract

The geologic structure developed under the strong influence of gravitation is a fundamental characteristic of the geology of Amami Oshima. Sedimentary formations often contain exotic masses, mainly Permian and Triassic, transported by gravity from the NW. Intraformational deformation is common. In the western part, the older Yuwan Formation as a whole overlies the younger Odana Formation: the contact between them is a listric surface of southeastward gravity sliding. Other examples of gravity slides are also described. -after Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-189
Number of pages25
JournalScience Reports - Tohoku University, Second Series (Geology)
Volume54
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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