Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Tectonic Context of the Study Area; 1.1 Plate Tectonic Framework of the Eastern Eurasian Margin; 1.1.1 Chronicle of Plate Motions Since 100 Ma; 1.1.2 Present-Day Configuration; 1.2 Tectonic Epochs of Southwest Japan-Previous Studies; 1.2.1 Paleomagnetism; 1.2.2 Reflection Seismic Survey; 1.3 Recent Crustal Movements Revealed by Geodetic Observation; 1.4 Spatiotemporal Overview of the Osaka Sedimentary Basin; 1.4.1 Paleogeography; 1.4.2 Active Faults on Land; 1.4.3 Geophysical Studies; References; 2 Basic Knowledge-Stratigraphy of the Osaka Group
2.1 Overview of Sedimentary Basins2.2 Chronology; 2.2.1 Biostratigraphy; 2.2.2 Magnetostratigraphy; 2.2.3 Tephrochronology; 2.3 Paleoenvironment; 2.4 Deep Boring Survey; 2.4.1 Onshore Data; 2.4.2 Offshore Data; 2.5 Tectonic Movements Deduced from Burial History; 2.5.1 Isotope Stage Boundaries; 2.5.2 Subsurface Datum Levels; 2.5.3 Differential Subsidence of Northern Osaka Basin; References; 3 Reflection Seismic Data; 3.1 Dataset; 3.2 Correlation Between Subsurface Datum Planes and Seismic Horizons; 3.3 Systematic Descriptions; 3.3.1 Data Acquired by Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
3.3.2 Data Acquired by Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, JCG3.3.3 Data Acquired by Hyogo Prefecture; 3.3.4 Data Acquired by Osaka Soil Test Laboratory, GRI; 3.3.5 Auxiliary Data; 3.4 Results; 3.4.1 Structural Architecture; 3.4.2 Basin Accommodation; References; 4 Discussion-Origin and Evolution of the Osaka Basin; 4.1 Comparison Between Proximal and Peripheral Parts of the Basin; 4.2 Marine-Land Connectivity of Major Structural Trends; 4.2.1 Awaji-Rokko Fault System and Osaka Bay Fault; 4.2.2 N-S Warping Zones; 4.2.3 Median Tectonic Line
4.2.4 Broad Contractional Horsts off the Eastern Coast of Awaji Island4.3 Evolutionary Process of the Osaka Basin-A Tectonic Model; 4.3.1 A Synthesis of the Plio-Pleistocene Tectonic Events; 4.3.2 Structural Framework of the Present Osaka Basin; References
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