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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Holocene coastline changes and seismic uplift in Okinawa Island, the Ryukyus, Japan in Geomorphology of changing coastlines.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KAWANA T. ; PIRAZZOLI P. A. ;

Abstract

Emerged marine notches, hermatypic and autochtonous coral reefs, beach rocks and fossil intertidal barnacles collected in a living position at the level of the notches have revealed that a sudden uplift movement, reaching approx. 2,5 m in Central and South Okinawa, was caused by a major earthquake about 2400 years ago (magnitude) estimated 7.4). The recurrence interval of such major earthquakes in Okinawa is estimated at 7000-10000 years. The situation is compared with other Ryukyu Islands and interpreted in the framework of the interaction between the Philippine Sea and the Eurasian plates.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband Stuttgart

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, no57 [pp. 11-31]

Bibliographic references : 35 réf.

Language

Anglais

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