Introduction to the landforms and geology of Japan by GLGArcs

Photo: Turbidite

Alternating beds of sand and mud at Gyodosaki (Cape Gyoto) in Kochi Prefecture (Shimanto accretionary complex).
Turbidite refers to sediments conveyed by turbidity currents. Alternating beds of sand and mud are formed by which sand is intermittently provides on mud continuously deposited. This sand provision results from turbidity currents triggered by earthquakes and storms.

Turbidite

 

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