Mount Fuji

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Mount Fuji is located on the Honshu Island, in Japan. It is the highest mountain in Japan. It's elevation is 12,3889 ft. Mount Fuji is rarely visible during the colder months. You also can't see Mount Fuji later in the day or early in the morning. Some people believe Mount Fuji was named after the named after the Buddhist goddess Fuchi.

People believe Mount Fuji was named after the goddess Fuchi, because Fuji is not actually a mountain it is a stratovolcano. A stratovolcano is

a volcano built up of many layers of lava and ash. It is a volcanic mountain made with 3 separate volcanoes. 1 on top of the other. The very bottom layer is Komitake volcano. The Kofuji volcano is in the middle. Fuji is the top layer.

Fuji last erupted 10,000 years ago, on December 16, 1707. The

eruption caused 750,000 people to take refuge, or leave Japan in hope for safety. The eruption killed about 20,000 people. It left many in danger, and/ or injured.