Introduction to the landforms and geology of Japan by GLGArcs

Photo: Complex structure of strata

This complex strata including faults and duplex are the Misaki Formation in the Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Prefecture, central Honshu.
The Misaki Formation (Late Miocene-Early Pliocene) consists of silt deposited on the 2000 to 3000 m deep ocean floor and tuff provided from a volcanic front. The formation was deformed by compression due to the northward movement of the Philippine Sea Plate or accretion to the Northeast Japan Arc.

Complex structure of strata


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