Volcanoes of Japan | John Seach


Ten percent of the world's active volcanoes are located in Japan. Japan is location at the Junction of four tectonic plates - Pacific, Philippine, Eurasian and North American. Up to 1500 earthquakes are recorded every year in Japan. The coastline is at risk of tsunamis from earthquake and volcanic activity.

On 11th March 2011 a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit 130 km off the east coast of Honshu near Sendai.

Further reading
Kuno, H., 1962. Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes of the World Including Solfatara Fields. Pt. 11. Japan, Taiwan and Marianas. International Volcanological Association.


Volcano Islands




Ryukyu Islands


Izu Islands