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INQUA2015 Pre-congress excursions

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PRE-1. Genbu-do cave, Kan-nabe monogenetic volcanic fields and the Sanin Coast Geopark (2 days)

Genbu-do cave
The Sanin Coast Geopark area, 130 km north of Osaka, provides interesting views of monogenetic volcanoes in the Kan-nabe Highland and many kinds of morphological forms of erosional and depositional coasts. We can see the famous Genbu-do cave, from where analysis of basaltic rocks by Dr. Matuyama first revealed the paleomagnetic reversal. We can also visit the Tango Peninsula, an eastern part of the geopark, with the preserved 1927 earthquake faults and uplifted coastal terraces showing tectonic activity since the Last Interglacial. We provide the bus service from JR San-nomiya and Shin-Kobe Stations on the first day, and to JR Nagoya Station on the second, with two lunches and a hotel stay including dinner and breakfast.
Date 25 - 26 July
Start JR San-nomiya Bus Terminal (9:00) and JR Shin-Kobe Bus Terminal (9:20)
Finish JR Nagoya Station (19:00)
Leaders Shigehiro Kato and Noritaka Matsubara
Cost 37,300 (JPY)
PRE-2. Paleoseismology and tectonic geomorphology in Kyoto and its surrounding areas (one day)

Old picture of coseismic slope failure and dammed lake
We will visit tectonic scarps and terraces, sites of a destructive coseismic slope failure that produced a dammed lake and outcrops of deformed lacustrine deposits along the Hanaore fault zone at the eastern part of Kyoto, in addition to the western marginal fault zone of Lake Biwa. In Kyoto and its surrounding areas, many active faults are densely distributed, which have contributed to landform development and land use. Over a few decades, paleoseismological and tectonic geomorphological studies have revealed characteristics of active faults such as their precise location, slip sense, event age, recurrence interval, and slip rate, including correlation to historical earthquakes.
* The contents of this excursion are the same as M-5.
Date 26 July
Start JR Nagoya Station(7:00 or 7:30)
Finish JR Nagoya Station (19:30-20:00)
Leaders Daisuke Ishimura, Nobuhiko Sugito, Toshikazu Yoshioka, Taku Komatsubara
Cost 15,000 (JPY)
PRE-3. Quaternary volcanism and sedimentation in Jeju Island, Korea (3 days)

Ilchulbong from sky
Jeju Island is the largest volcanic island of Korea produced by intraplate volcanic activity that occurred throughout the Quaternary upon the continental shelf of the southeastern Yellow Sea. A variety of volcanic landforms, excellent geologic exposures, favorable climate, ready accessibility, and beautiful scenery make the island an exceptional place for tourism and geological field excursion and a UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage in 2007. The island is especially characterized by hundreds of volcanic cones, some of which were dissected by coastal erosion and provide world-class sea-cliff exposures. The field trip will include a visit to three or four tuff rings and tuff cones (Ilchulbong, Songaksan, Suwolbong or Yongmeori), two outcrop sites of Quaternary and Holocene volcaniclastic sedimentary formations (Seoguipo and Hamori Formations), a lava tube (Manjanggul lava tube cave), and a geological museum within the peaceful Jeju Stone Park.
* The fee includes accommodation, transportation, meals, and so on. One room has to be shared with two persons.
Date 24 - 26 July
Start Jeju International Airport (16:00)
Finish Jeju International Airport (13:00)
Leaders Sohn Y.K., Hong S.S., Park J.B., Lee J.Y., Kim J.C., Kim J.Y.
Cost 80,000 (JPY)