Some Geological Problems in the Development of Japan and the Neighboring Island Arcs

  1. Leon Knopoff,
  2. Charles L. Drake and
  3. Pembroke J. Hart
  1. Masao Gorai

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM012p0481

The Crust and Upper Mantle of the Pacific Area

The Crust and Upper Mantle of the Pacific Area

How to Cite

Gorai, M. (2012) Some Geological Problems in the Development of Japan and the Neighboring Island Arcs, in The Crust and Upper Mantle of the Pacific Area (eds L. Knopoff, C. L. Drake and P. J. Hart), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM012p0481

Author Information

  1. Geological and Mineralogical Institute, Tokyo University of Education, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Geophysical Monograph Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Waldo E. Smith

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900124

Online ISBN: 9781118663738

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Keywords:

  • Geotectonic process;
  • Green-tuff region;
  • Indonesian arc;
  • Mesozoic Alpine;
  • Neighboring island arcs;
  • Neo-tectogenetic provinces;
  • Unique volcano-tectonic movement

Summary

The nature of geotectonic processes during the development of Japan and the neighboring island arcs is outlined on the basis of recent geological information and considerations. The movement under consideration is a unique volcano-tectonic movement that has operated since the early Miocene and might be distinguished from ordinary geosynclinal-orogenic movements of the preceding geologic ages. The developmental history of the Sea of Japan, including the deep sea basin with ‘oceanic’ type crustal structure, is considered briefly.