Get our newsletter!
Zu den weltweiten Vulkanreisen von Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Garantierte Reisen:
28. Apr - 3. Mai 2018: Juwel der Ägäis: Insel Milos - Insel Milos (Griechenland)
12.-20. Mai 2018: Feuerberge Siziliens - vom Stromboli zum Ätna - Äolische Inseln + Ätna
19.-27. Mai 2018: Feuerberge Siziliens - vom Stromboli zum Ätna - Äolische Inseln + Ätna
9.-17. Jun 2018: Feuerberge Siziliens - vom Stromboli zum Ätna - Äolische Inseln + Ätna
24. Jun - 1. Jul 2018: Lavasee des Nyiragongo - DRKongo + Rwanda
12.-14. Jul 2018: Krakatau Vulkanspezialreise - Krakatau Vulkan, Sunda Strasse
15.-31. Jul 2018: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi Halmahera (Indonesien)
22.-27. Jul 2018: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
22. Jul - 5. Aug 2018: Feuerberge der Südsee - Vanuatu (Südsee)
26. Sep - 10. Okt 2018: Feuerberge der Südsee - Vanuatu (Südsee)
: Plätze frei / : garantiert / : Wenig freie Plätze / : Ausgebucht
Zufallsfotos
News & updates
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [mehr]
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [mehr]
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 21 Apr 2018
Saturday, Apr 21, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [mehr]
Eruption of Mount Io yesterday (image: JMA)
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
An explosive eruption occurred at Kirishima yesterday, but this time not from its recently active Shinmoedake, but neighboring Mount Io cone located on the Ebino Highland near the visitor center. ... [mehr]
Satellite image of Sakurajima volcano on 20 Apr 2018
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [mehr]
Map of volcanoes in Japan (USGS)
Map of volcanoes in Japan (USGS)
 

Vulkane in Japan (118 Vulkane)

Japan has over 100 active volcanoes, more than almost any other country and accounts alone for about 10 % of all active volcanoes in the world. The volcanoes belong to the Pacific Ring of Fire, caused by subduction zones of the Pacific plate beneath continental and other oceanic plates along its margins.
Japan's volcanic arcs and tectonic setting
Japan is located at the junction of 4 tectonic plates - the Pacific, Philippine, Eurasian and North American plates, and its volcanoes are mainly located on 5 subduction-zone related volcanic arcs where the Pacific Plate descends under the North American Plate along the Kuril Trench and the Japan Trench and underneath the Philippine Sea Plate along the Izu-Bonin Trench. The Philippine Plate itself subducts beneath the Eurasian Plate at the western end, forming the Ryukyu Trench. The principal resulting volcanic ars are:
- Ryukyu Arc and Southwest Honshu Arcs in the south (Philippine plate subducting beneath between the Eurasian Plate),
- Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc (subduction of Pacific plate beneath Philippine plate)
- Northeast Honshu and Kurile Arc in the north (subduction of Pacific plate beneath the N-American plate)
(more info: www.glgarcs.net/intro/subduction.html)

Besides intense volcanic activity, Japan is one of the places in the world most affected by frequent, and sometimes devastatingly large earthquakes. Its oceanic setting makes it vulnerable for tsunamis as well, as the tragedy of the 11 March 2011 8.9 earthquake and tsunami terrifyingly illustrated.

Record in historically documented eruptions
Japan's first documented historical eruption was from Aso volcano in 553 AD , the year after Buddhism was introduced from Korea. It holds a record in the number of historically documented eruptions.
Japan's largest historical eruption (Towada, 915 AD), 17 Japanese volcanoes had been documented in eruption, more than the rest of the world combined (including 10 in Europe).

Useful Links:

 

Mehr auf VolcanoDiscovery:

 
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery und andere Quellen wie angegeben.
Verwendung von Bildern: Text und Fotos auf dieser Webseite sind urheberrechtlich geschützt. Weitere Verwendung und Kopieren ohne vorherige Genehmigung ist untersagt. Wenn Sie Fotos für private oder gewerbliche Zwecke nutzen wollen, kontaktieren Sie uns bitte.