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Mt. Fuji

Volcano Project

Sachin Pathuri

on 7 May 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Sachin Pathuri Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji is 62 miles west from Japan's capital, Tokyo. Mt. Fuji erupted a long time ago in 1707-1708. Mt. Fuji is on the Amurian plate, the Okhotsk plate, and the Filipino plate. Mt. Fuji's plate boundary is a convergent boundary and a oceanic plate and continental plate meet along Mt. Fuji. Type of volcano, lava and pyroclastic material Mt., Fuji is a composite volcano also known as a stratovolcano. According to scientists, Mt. fuji shows signs of erupting soon , so it is an active volcano. The lava it contains are aa and pahoehoe. Mt. Fuji has erupted volcanic ash (pyroclastic material). Impact on people and Earth Basic Details Mt. Fuji erupted on Dec. 16, 1707. On the first eruption day, 72 houses and 3 temples in Subassiri were destroyed! Volcanic ash from Mt. Fuji covered Tokyo and other places far away from it. Interesting Facts Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan because it is 3776 meters high (12,388 ft). Mt. Fuji is a major symbol of Japan and is important to Japanese art as well. Every year, about 200,000 people climp to the top of Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji is one of the three holy mountains of Japan along with Mt. Tate and Mt. Haku. Picture 1 explanation I chose this picture because it shows the surrounding climate at Mt. Fuji. I believe this picture does a good job showing pressure at Mt Fuji. If pressure continues to increase Scientists predict Mt Fuji may erupt again. Therefore, this picture is not only cool it is relevant to my project as well. Picture 2 Explanation I chose this picture because it shows the beauty of Mt. Fuji. This picture really shows how Mt. Fuji is a Holy mountain in Japan. I feel this also represents how Mt. Fuji is an important element to Japanese art. That is why this picture is relevant to the topic and artistic.
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