Geologic History• Mount Fuji is the highst mountain is Japan, with an elevation od 12,388 feet.• It stands on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka, and is surrounded byfive lakes. It is also a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.• The temperature is usually somewhere between -18º to +8ºC.• The volcano is currently classified as active with low risk of eruption. The lastrecorded eruption occurred in 1707 during the Edo Period. At this time, a newcrater, along with a second peak, named Hõei-Zan, formed halfway down itsside.
Scientists believe that Mt. Fuji was formedin four distinct phases of volcanic activity• The first phase, called Sen-Komitake, is composed of an andesite corethat has just recently been discovered deep within the mountain.• the second phase was called Komitake Fuji, which is a basalt layerbelieved to be formed several hundred thousand years ago.• "Old Fuji", the third phase, was formed approximately 100,000 years agoover the top of Komitake Fuji.• Finally, the modern, "New Fuji" is believed to have formed over the topof old Fuji around 10,000 years ago.
Lakes of the FujiThe five lakes are located in an arc around the northern half of Mount Fuji.Lake Kawaguchi- Is the most famous of the five lakes, and images of this lake are usuallyused in posters and commercials for the Fuji Five Lakes area.
Lakes of the FujiLake Motosu-Lake Motosu is the ninth deepest lake of Japan, at 140 meters. Thislake, along with Lake Saiko and Lake Shojiko, was formed by lavaflowing across what is now Aokigahara Jukai Forest and into theenormous lake that once dominated the area, and these three lakesremain still connected by underground waterways.
Lakes of the FujiSaiko (Western Lake)-The area is a popular resort, with many lakeside hotels, windsurfingfacilities, camp sites, and excursion boatsand. This place is my favoritesport fishing.
Lakes of the FujiLake Shōji-It is the smallest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area, andthird deepest, with a maximum water depth of 15.2 metres
Lakes of the FujiLake Yamanaka-The easternmost and largest of the five lakes, Lake Yamanaka is alsothe third highest lake in Japan, standing at 980 meters above sea level.
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