Formation of the Japan and Kuril Basins in the Late Tertiary

  1. P. Clift,
  2. W. Kuhnt,
  3. P. Wang and
  4. D. Hayes
  1. Eiichi Honza1,
  2. Hidekazu Tokuyama2 and
  3. Wonn Soh3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/149GM05

Continent-Ocean Interactions Within East Asian Marginal Seas

Continent-Ocean Interactions Within East Asian Marginal Seas

How to Cite

Honza, E., Tokuyama, H. and Soh, W. (2004) Formation of the Japan and Kuril Basins in the Late Tertiary, in Continent-Ocean Interactions Within East Asian Marginal Seas (eds P. Clift, W. Kuhnt, P. Wang and D. Hayes), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/149GM05

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kurokami, Kumamoto, Japan

  2. 2

    Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Minamidai, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan

  3. 3

    Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Natsushima, Yokosuka, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904146

Online ISBN: 9781118666067

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Keywords:

  • Geology—North Pacific Ocean;
  • Plate tectonics—North Pacific Ocean;
  • Sediments (Geology)—North Pacific Ocean;
  • Climatic changes—North Pacific Ocean

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geological Framework and Structure of Japanese and Sakhalin Islands

  • Plate Motions and the Driving Force for Opening of The Basins

  • Rotation of Japanese Islands Based on Paleomagnetic Measurements

  • Subduction Beneath Japan and Sakhalin Prior to Basin Opening

  • Reconstruction of the Japanese and Sakhalin Islands Since the Middle Tertiary

  • Discussion and Summary