P-T conditions of cataclastic deformation associated with underplating: An example from the Cretaceous Shimanto complex, Kii Peninsula, SW Japan
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2002
Received: 11 January 2002
Accepted: 27 August 2002
Published: 26 June 2014
P-T conditions of cataclastic deformation associated with underplating in subduction zone are estimated from fluid inclusions within the post-mélange veins in the Cretaceous Shimanto Belt, Kii Peninsula, SW Japan. Both cataclasite and post-mélange veins cut the mélange fabric and are distributed along the thrusts in duplex structure. The homogenization temperatures range from 200 (±10)°C to 270 (±42)°C corresponding to entrapment pressures over a wide range from 145 (±5) MPa to 304 (−20) MPa. Our results have important implications in evaluating the relationship between underplating processes by duplexing and coseismic deformation in accretionary complexes.