Initial tectonic deformation of hemipelagic sediment at the leading edge of the Japan convergent margin.

M. A. Arthur, B. Carson, R. V. Huene

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Abstract

Diatomaceous mudstones at depth under the deep sea terrace and the trench inner slope off Japan have been variably affected by tectonic stress. Veins, healed fractures, and microfaults occur at almost all sites from below 620m (lower to middle Miocene) in the landward sites on the deep sea terrace. The depth to 'consolidated' sediment and to the first veins shallows progressively toward the trench. The sediments are not highly overconsolidated. Tectonic stress related to convergence has probably caused rapid tectonic dewatering and induced fracturing. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-613
Number of pages45
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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