Sediment-enriched adakitic magmas from the Daisen volcanic field, Southwest Japan

Maureen Feineman, Takuya Moriguti, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Sakiko Terui, Eizo Nakamura

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Abstract

The Quaternary Southwest Japan Arc is a product of subduction of the hot, young Philippine Sea Plate beneath the Eurasian Continental Plate. The magmas erupted from the Southwest Japan Arc belong to a category of magmas commonly referred to as "adakites" or "adakitic magmas". These magmas show trace element evidence for interaction with garnet at depth, and may be associated with partial melting of subducted altered oceanic crust. Also found throughout the southern Sea of Japan region are alkali basalts with little apparent connection to the subduction zone. We have determined major element, trace element, and Sr, Nd, Pb, and U-Th isotopic compositions for a bimodal suite of lavas erupted at the Daisen volcanic field in the Southwest Japan Arc. These magmas consist of mildly alkaline basalts and a calcalkaline intermediate suite, separated by a ∼10 wt.% silica gap. The intermediate magmas show trace element and isotopic evidence for interaction with garnet, consistent with partial melting of the hot, young (∼20 Ma) Philippine Sea Plate. The Daisen intermediate magmas are distinct from other adakitic magmas in their radiogenic isotopic characteristics, consistent with a significant contribution (∼25%) from subducted Nankai Trough sediments. Our data suggest that the basalts erupted at the Daisen volcanic field are not parental to the intermediate magmas, and contain a small contribution of EM1-like mantle common in Sea of Japan alkali basalts but not apparent in the Daisen intermediate magmas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3009-3031
Number of pages23
JournalGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2013

Keywords

  • Southwest Japan
  • adakite
  • sediment relamination
  • slab melting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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