About Unzen Volcanic Area Global Geopark


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◆Origin of Shimabara Peninsula
In Shimabara Peninsula, the history of Unzen volcano, strata of the bed deposited in water, and fossils, can be observed. Its origin is recorded in the strata.

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◆People and Volcanic Eruptions
Three eruptions have occurred in historical time and many records remain of the Kansei and Heisei volcanic eruptions.

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◆Disaster and Restoration
In order to minimize the effects of volcanic disasters, various sabo (erosion and sediment control) works have been carried out.

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◆Nature’s Blessings
Volcanoes cause sometimes serious disasters, but also give us blessings such as hot springs, beautiful landscapes, and natural products.

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◆History and Legend
Samurai who lived in the Shimabara Peninsula utilized the original topography and built a castle.

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