Kita-Yatsuga-take is a group of stratovolcanoes and lava domes at the NW end of the Yatsuga-take volcanic massif. The Kita Yatsuga-take volcanic group is contains the volcanoes Tateshina, Yoko-dake, Shimagare-yama, Chausu-yama and Futago-mine.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
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