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Mechanism of Sedimentary Basin Formation

Multidisciplinary Approach on Active Plate Margins

Edited by Yasuto Itoh

Osaka Prefecture University

This book is devoted to the mechanisms of sedimentary basin formation on active plate margins, which show enormous diversity reflecting complex tectonic processes. Multidisciplinary approach pursuing basin-forming mechanism is based on geology, sedimentology, geochronology and geophysics. Some chapters are dedicated to the genetic analysis of sedimentary basins in wrench deformation zones in forearc and intra-arc regions. Another block of chapters deals with basin formation in peripheral regions of Eurasia and intra-arc / foreland basins under the influence of the fluctuation of stress regimes. Finally geophysical approaches to basin analyses are shown in some chapters from microscopic to regional scales. Diverse contents of the chapters provide the audience with the present accomplishments of basin researches on active margins by Earth scientists.

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Mechanism of Sedimentary Basin FormationMultidisciplinary Approach on Active Plate MarginsEdited by Yasuto Itoh

Published: August 28th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/50016

ISBN: 978-953-51-1193-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5046-6

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

39635 Total Chapter Downloads

56 Crossref Citations

56 Web of Science Citations

113 Dimensions Citations


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1. Characteristic Basin Formation at Terminations of a Large Transcurrent Fault — Basin Configuration Based on Gravity and Geomagnetic Data

By Yasuto Itoh, Shigekazu Kusumoto and Keiji Takemura VI Contents


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2. Strike-Slip Basin – Its Configuration and Sedimentary Facies

By Atsushi Noda


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3. East Asia-Wide Flat Slab Subduction and Jurassic Synorogenic Basin Evolution in West Korea

By Kosuke Egawa


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4. Early Continental Rift Basin Stratigraphy, Depositional Facies and Tectonics in Volcaniclastic System: Examples from the Miocene Successions Along the Japan Sea and in the East African Rift Valley (Kenya)

By Tetsuya Sakai, Mototaka Saneyoshi, Yoshihiro Sawada, Masato Nakatsukasa, Yutaka Kunimtatsu and Emma Mbua


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5. Tectonic Process of the Sedimentary Basin Formation and Evolution in the Late Cenozoic Arc-Arc Collision Zone, Central Japan

By Akira Takeuchi


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6. Foreland Basins at the Miocene Arc-Arc Junction, Central Hokkaido, Northern Japan

By Gentaro Kawakami


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7. Late Cenozoic Tectonic Events and Intra-Arc Basin Development in Northeast Japan

By Takeshi Nakajima


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8. Neotectonic Intra-Arc Basins Within Southwest Japan — Conspicuous Basin-Forming Process Related to Differential Motion of Crustal Blocks

By Yasuto Itoh, Keiji Takemura and Shigekazu Kusumoto


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9. Tectonic Basin Formation in and Around Lake Biwa, Central Japan

By Keiji Takemura, Tsuyoshi Haraguchi, Shigekazu Kusumoto and Yasuto Itoh


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10. Rock Magnetic Properties of Sedimentary Rocks in Central Hokkaido — Insights into Sedimentary and Tectonic Processes on an Active Margin

By Yasuto Itoh, Machiko Tamaki and Osamu Takano


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11. Variation in Forearc Basin Configuration and Basin-filling Depositional Systems as a Function of Trench Slope Break Development and Strike-Slip Movement: Examples from the Cenozoic Ishikari–Sanriku-Oki and Tokai-Oki–Kumano-Nada Forearc Basins, Japan

By Osamu Takano, Yasuto Itoh and Shigekazu Kusumoto


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12. Numerical Modeling of Sedimentary Basin Formation at the Termination of Lateral Faults in a Tectonic Region where Fault Propagation has Occurred

By Shigekazu Kusumoto, Yasuto Itoh, Osamu Takano and Machiko Tamaki


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