Diastrophism under Lake Biwa is ongoing

Diastrophism is ongoing under Lake Biwa, from the research of prof. Kumagai of Ritsumeikan university.

5 years ago Kumagai’s researching group found out the sediment is blown up with bubbles from the lake bottom.

From the follow-up investigation implemented this October, approximately 10 sources of bubble were confirmed about 20m below the surface of the lake.

This place is assumed to have been the slope of a mountain over 400,000 years ago.

Lake Biwa is known to be shrunk from the eastern end and western end. The researching group states the old mountain ground is being pressured from the both sides of east and west to blow out the bubbles.






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Diastrophisme en cours sous le lac Biwa


Selon les recherches du Pr. Kumagai de l’université de Ritsumeikan, un diastrophisme (déformation de la croute terrestre) est en cours sous le lac Biwa.

Il y a 5 ans, le groupe de recherche de Kumagai avait découvert que les sédiments du lac étaient soulevés par des bulles au fond du lac.
Les recherches suivantes, effectuées en octobre dernier, environ 10 sources de bulles ont été confirmée à environ 20 m sous la surface du lac.
Cet endroit est supposé avoir constitué la pente d’une montagne il y a plus de 400 000 ans.
Le lac Biwa est célèbre pour être rétréci à son extrémité Est et à son extrémité Ouest. Le groupe de recherche affirme que le sol de l’ancienne montagne est écrasé par les deux côtés, Est et Ouest, ce qui provoque les bulles.


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