About the Database

This database, “Volcanic Hazard Maps of Japan, second edition” covers almost all hazard maps and disaster prevention maps published from 1983 to March 2013 for 40 active volcanoes in Japan. It also includes the old versions of the maps and explanatory references. The enclosed DVD contains 319 reference materials, including those covered by the first edition, which was published in 2006, and those collected thereafter. The DVD also contains 56 hazard maps plus 27 related reference materials for which approval has been newly obtained from the institutions and committees that prepared them, and it contains regional disaster prevention plans and volcanic disaster prevention plans for which usage permission has been obtained.

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Sakurajima and the innermost part of Kagoshima Bay (taken by Minami-Nippon Shimbun on 22 April 2013)