Traces of tsunami preserved in inter-tidal lacustrine and marsh deposits: some examples from northeast Japan

K. Minoura, S. Nakaya

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Abstract

The Japan Sea Earthquake of May 26, 1983 triggered a large-scale tsunami that surged over the coast of NE Japan and caused considerable damage. The tsunami resulted in peculiar sedimentary processes on the coast. Depending on the hydraulic scale of the tsunami, three kinds of sedimentary processes were recognized, each of which left unique deposits. Such deposits are expected to remain in sedimentary sequences, preserving remarkable sedimentary facies. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-287
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Geology
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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