How many islands are there in Japan?

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Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area.






Why does Japan get so many earthquakes?

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Japan is located along the Pacific “ring of fire”, on the edges of several continental and oceanic tectonic plates. This is an area of high seismic and volcanic activity from New Zealand, up through Japan, across to Alaska, and down the west coasts of North and South America.





What is the reality of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack in 1945?

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Kokura” a city in japan was the primary target of the atom bomb which landed in Nagasaki! Kokura is considered to be one of the largest arsenals existing in Japan. So, on the morning of 9 August 1945, the B-29 bombers left for their ultimate and primary destination which was “Kokura” and not Nagasaki. But arriving there the plane found that the weather was unfavourable and didn’t meet the conditions for a successful bombing. Hence the pilot of the plane that carried “Fat man” decided to move onto their next target which was Nagasaki.



What are “dirty thunderstorms”?

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Dirty thunderstorms are the ultimate explosive combination. These crackling ash clouds are essentially lightning created by volcanic eruptions. This dynamic display results from the same thing that causes regular lightning: ice particles colliding to produce a static charge, only with rock and ash were thrown into the mix. According to the BBC, these voltaic visuals are actually pretty rare, except for at Mount Sakurajima in Japan, where it happens on an almost daily basis. Poor Japan.


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