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Age Determination of the Kawagodaira Volcanic Eruption in Japan by 14C Wiggle-Matching

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 February 2016

Sayaka Tani
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
Hiroyuki Kitagawa*
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
Wan Hong
Affiliation:
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Korea
Jung Hun Park
Affiliation:
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Korea
Ki Suk Sung
Affiliation:
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Korea
Gyujun Park
Affiliation:
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Korea
*
2Corresponding author. Email: hiroyuki.kitagawa@nagoya-u.jp.

Abstract

The Kawagodaira Volcano is located on the northwest slope of Amagi Volcano on the Izu Peninsula of central Japan. The fine pumice that erupted from Kawagodaira Volcano is widely distributed in the central and western parts of the Japanese mainland. Here, we report an accurate eruption age determined by radiocarbon wiggle-matching of a Japanese cedar timber excavated from the pyroclastic deposit at the pumice flow terminal of Kawagodaira Volcano. The 14C wiggle-match estimate for the Kawagodaira Volcano eruption is 1210–1187 cal BC (95.4% confidence level).

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