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

Sayaka Tani, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Wan Hong, Jung Hun Park, Ki Suk Sung, Gyujun Park

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).

DOI: 10.2458/azu_js_rc.55.16312


Keywords


Kawagodaira, Tefra, wiigle matching, reagional age offset

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