Figure F2. Generalized cross section along the Muroto Transect along the line shown on Figure F1. OOST = out-of-sequence thrust, PTZ = protothrust zone, BSR = bottom-simulating reflector, VE = vertical exaggeration. Major observations pertinent to décollement evolution are shown. After initiation of the décollement as outlined in Figure F5, the underthrusting of the lower Shikoku Basin sediment creates a porosity inversion as observed at Sites 1174 and 808 and a strong negative polarity reflection. Amplitude loss with continued underthrusting apparently reflects consolidation of the sediments below the décollement (Bangs et al., 2004).