The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1349-9963
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Trenching survey of the Sekiya fault in Tochigi Prefecture
Yukari MiyashitaTakahiro YamamotoToshikazu YoshiokaAkira SangawaMasanobu ShishikuraNaoki MaruyamaAkira OishiTakashi HosoyaYuichi Sugiyama
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2001 Volume 107 Issue 11 Pages 722-725


The Sekiya fault is an N-S-trending thrust in the northern part of Tochigi Prefecture. We surveyed the detailed geomorphic features of the Sekiya fault and opened three trenches on the northern part of the fault. The trenching survey has revealed that the last rupture event on the Sekiya fault occurred after the fall of the Haruna-Futatsudake-Ikaho Pumice in the 6th century. It is also made clear that a penultimate event occurred between ca. 5 ka and the 6th century.

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