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Transient uplift after a 17th-century earthquake along the kuril subduction zone

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DOI: 10.1126/science.1104895

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Abstract

In eastern Hokkaido, 60 to 80 kilometers above a subducting oceanic plate, tidal mudflats changed into freshwater forests during the first decades after a 17th-century tsunami. The mudflats gradually rose by a meter, as judged from fossil diatom assemblages. Both the tsunami and the ensuing uplift exceeded any in the region's 200 years of written history, and both resulted from a shallow plate-boundary earthquake of unusually large size along the Kuril subduction zone. This earthquake probably induced more creep farther down the plate boundary than did any of the region's historical events.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Transient uplift after a 17th-century earthquake along the kuril subduction zone
Series title:
Science
DOI:
10.1126/science.1104895
Volume
306
Issue:
5703
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
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Article
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Journal Article
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First page:
1918
Last page:
1920
Number of Pages:
3