Estimation of Land Collapse in Japan’s Mountainous and Volcanic Regions

  • Masahiko Oya
Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 15)


Japan’s mountainous regions (Figure 7.1) were formed by upheaval and plains by depression. Figure 7.2 shows the vertical displacement of Japan during the Quaternary Period. Regions were thrust upward, particularly on the island of Honshu.


Gentle Slope Pyroclastic Flow Quaternary Period Volcanic Region Torrential Rainfall 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiko Oya
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  1. 1.Nikken Consultants Inc.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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