Japanese Islands Volcanic Island Arc
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PLATE TECTONICS
Plate Boundaries Using Google Earth
  

Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu )
last edited:  3/22/18

CONVERGENCE-Ocean Crust to Ocean Crust  (3 views)
Images are from Google Earth
 

Japanese Islands and Trench
 
latitude: 39.901      longitude:  142.991
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO, SIO , NGA


inclined view

latitude: 36.091      longitude:  140.946
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO, NGA, NSF,
LDEO-Columbia


Mount Fujiyama- a young stratovolcano
elevation- 12,387 feet

latitude: 35.330      longitude:  138.776
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO, SIO

 

Japanese Islands Linked Geology References

 

Tectonics and Volcanoes of Japan
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/north_asia/japan_tec.html

Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes in Japan
http://montessorimuddle.org/2011/03/11/plate-tectonics-and-the-earthquake-in-japan

Niigata-Kobe Tectonic Zone
http://cais.gsi.go.jp/Virtual_GSI/Tectonics/Niigata_Kobe/niigata_kobe.html

Eruption on Sakurajima Volcano, Japan
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2016/02/eruption-on-sakurajima-volcano-japan.html

Geology of Japan- Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_Japan

Major earthquakes in Japan
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/EarthquakesJapan.html

Subduction Zone- Japan
http://www.thelivingmoon.com/45jack_files/03files/Endangered_Earth_Subduction_Zone_Japan.html

8.9 Japanese Earthquake
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/japan-earthquake-the-explainer

Geology of Fuji Volcano
http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/VRC/vrc/others/fujigeol.html

Fujisan
https://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=283030

   

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