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The Formative Processes and Ages of Paleo-coastal Sediments in Daepo-dong Sacheon-si in the Southern Coast, South Korea: Evaluation of the Mode and Rate of the Late Quaternary Tectonism (II) (남해안 사천시 대포동 일대에 분포하는 고해안 퇴적물의 형성 과정과 형성 시기: 한반도 제4기 후기 지각운동의 양식과 변형률 산출을 위한 연구(II))

  • Shin, Jaeryul;Hong, Seongchan
    • Journal of The Geomorphological Association of Korea
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.57-70
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    • 2018
  • This study restores onshore paleo-shoreline records and establishes the nature and strain rate of neotectonism by investigating the existence and formative age of paleo-coastal sediments emerged around Sacheon-si in the Southern part of the Korean peninsula. As a result, paleo-sand bars representing 5m of the paleo-shoreline from high tide level are formed in Sacheon-si, and the formation age of these is confirmed as MIS 5c at approximately 100,000 year BP through rock surface luminescence dating to rounded gravels in paleo-sand bars. Although it is difficult to establish the uplift rate of crust precisely due to incomplete restoration of sea level records during the last interglacial stage, the uplift rate along the Southern coast of the peninsula was assumed approximately 0.72 lower than the Eastern coast during the late Quaternary in comparison to the 1st marine terrace along the Eastern coast.

A Critical Review on Setting up the Concept, Timing and Mechanism of Tertiary Tilted Flexural Mode of the Korean Peninsula: A new hypothesis derived from plate tectonics ('신생대 제3기 경동성 요곡운동'의 개념, 시기, 기작에 관한 비판적 고찰: 판구조운동 기원의 새로운 가설)

  • Shin, Jaeryul;Hwang, Sangill
    • Journal of the Korean Geographical Society
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    • v.49 no.2
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    • pp.200-220
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    • 2014
  • This study reexamines the old concept and reviews prevalent statements on Cenozoic vertical motions of the peninsula that have been uncritically repeated in our academia. The contents of this paper are redefinition of the notion, tilted flexure or warping, and a suggestion for a new time set and properties of the deformation, followed by a new model on its influencing factors and processes. In conclusion, the Cenozoic vertical motion of the Korean peninsula can be reified further with an epeirogenic movement of uplift in the east side-subsidence in the west side of the peninsula since the Neogene (23 Ma). However, the regional boundary for areas of uplift and subsidence is not likely in the Korean peninsula but broader farther to East China and the southern part of Russia. It can be best understood that mantle convection produced by subducting activities in the Western Pacific Subduction Zone causes the uplift and subsidence of earth surface around NE Asia. In addition, faultings in the upper lithosphere induced by in-situ plate boundary stresses accelerate regional uplift in the peninsula since the Quaternary. Controversies that are still standing such as current uplift movements along the western coast of the peninsula during the late Quaternary could be precisely discussed with future research providing detailed information on it.

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