Recent Earthquakes and Volcanic Activities in Kyushu Island, Japan

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The archipelago of Japan is often struck by natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, and eruption of volcanoes, which could be disastrous. In this chapter, we will present a summary of recent earthquakes and volcanic activities which occurred in Kyushu Island, Southwest Japan, in the last decades and examples from geoscientific technologies used in studying these natural hazards. At the end of the chapter, we will present disaster prevention and mitigation in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Disaster Science and Management
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128120569
ISBN (Print)9780128120576
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Japan
  • Kyushu
  • earthquake
  • natural hazard
  • volcano

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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