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  1. Mt. Fuji Morning Class: Aileen Xu, Moy Zhong, Sonya Hu

  2. Geographic Location 35o21’28.8”N, 138o 43’51.6”E

  3. Nearest City • Tokyo • Distance: Approximately 80 kilometers from the center of Tokyo to the top of Mt. Fuji • Population: 127, 467, 972 people

  4. Eruptions Most Recent: • December 16, 1707 Most Destructive: • 1705 • Killed 8,000 people http://kathika.com/travel-hot-spots-active-volcanoes-world/

  5. Other Events • Mud Slides • Ash Clouds • Localized Earthquakes

  6. Tectonic Process and Formation • Hot Spot • Mt. Fuji was created when one of the Earth’s tectonic plates descended on the Philippine Sea plate, which is above a subduction zone. This caused a series of eruptions beneath the Earth which eventually hardened and built up a mountainous volcano. http://www.japanfocus.org/-H__Byron-Earhart/3528

  7. Photos http://www.mt-fuji.co.jp/Photo/10.html http://www.mt-fuji.co.jp/Photo/08.html http://www.mt-fuji.co.jp/rough/rough_04.html

  8. Interesting Facts • Mt. Fuji is a Composite Volcano which is also called a Stratovolcano • Mt. Fuji is nearly perfectly symmetrical. • Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in the country of Japan, with an elevation of 3, 776 meters. • Mt. Fuji is located on the island Honshu • Mt. Fuji was sacred to the ancient Japanese. • Scientists fear that Mt. Fuji may awake again after it’s last eruption 305 years ago.

  9. Links • http://www.pref.shizuoka.gp/a_foreign/english/fuji/whatfuji.html • http://www.mt-fuji.co.jp/Photo/Photo.html • http://kathika.com/travel-hot-spots-active-volcanoes-world/ • http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/japans-mt-fuji-volcano-awakens-after-300-years-increased-risk-of-an-eruption-warns-scientist/ • http://news/nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/07/060717-mount-fuji.html • http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/02018/ffeature3/

  10. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!