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Mount fuji is japan's tallest and most sacred mountain, and is also known as Fujiyama, Fuji-YoNama and Fujisan. At 12,388 feet, Fuji is a coneshaped volcanic mountain located on the Island of Honshu—the largest of four major islands of Japan—and eminently stands 70 miles west of Tokyo. Geologists consider the volcano active, its last eruption occurring in 1707.

Fuji is one of the many active volcanoes that form what is popularly known as the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The earth's surface crust is divided into irregularly shaped “plates” of various sizes and thickness, which are constantly on the move. The source of this movement is found at divergent boundaries where hot viscous magma from the interior of the earth pushes its way to the surface through ...

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