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Termal history of the NE Japan frontal are since the Late Miocene inferred from vitrinite reflectante

Yamaji, Atsushi

Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM, publicado en Geofísica Internacional, y cosechado de Revistas UNAM

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Yamaji, Atsushi. (1994). Termal history of the NE Japan frontal are since the Late Miocene inferred from vitrinite reflectante. Geofísica Internacional; Vol. 33 No. 1, 1994. Recuperado de https://repositorio.unam.mx/contenidos/42268

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Autor(es)
Yamaji, Atsushi
Tipo
Artículo de Investigación
Área del conocimiento
Físico Matemáticas y Ciencias de la Tierra
Título
Termal history of the NE Japan frontal are since the Late Miocene inferred from vitrinite reflectante
Fecha
2012-06-12
Resumen
Paleogeothermal gradients are estimated from the vitrinite reflectance-depth (Ro-z) relations of Middle to Late Miocene sediments in the Tanakura and Hirono áreas, Northeast Japan. Both areas have been situated in the frontal arc since 15 Ma and have been free from magmatism. Thus, the sediments would have undergone a limited amount of local, thermal disturbances, and are suitable for a study of regional-scale paleogeothermal conditions. Late Miocene to Early Pliocene uplift resulted in an angular unconformity between the Miocene and Pliocene rocks and caused cooling of the Miocene sediments that would have retarded and effectively stopped coalification. The Ro-z relations of the sediments therefore reveal the paleogeothermal gradient between deposition and unroofing. The estimated paleogeothermal gradient is 64±11° C km-1 at Tanakura and 45±10° C km-1 at Hirono. The present gradients are respectively 30° and 18° C km-1, indicating that subsurface temperature was higher in the Late Miocene than at present under the frontal arc. Cooling from the Pliocene through Quaternary appears to have been of regional scale across the arc, as is also suggested by the geochemical signature of volcanic rocks erupted at the volcanic front (Ban et al., 1992). Westward retreat of the volcanic front (Ohguchi et al., 1989) is also in accord with the regional cooling.
Tema
Vitrinite reflectance; thermal history; island arc; Northeast Japan.; Reflectancia de vitrinita; historia térmica; arco de islas; noreste de Japón
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spa
ISSN
0016-7169

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