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Understanding and living with the Earth

Geological information is essential for a country like Japan, located at a tectonically active area, to ensure a safe and secure society. The Geological Survey of Japan gathers, compiles, and provides geological information and promotes its wider use. We also develop technologies to overcome various difficulties related to global environment protection, exploration of minerals and energy resources, and natural disaster mitigation, and coordinate international cooperation as a national representative.

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New Research Results

Development of a Web-Based Integrated System to Display Information on 440 Quaternary Volcanoes Across Japan at a Glance

AIST has published the Geologic Map of Volcanoes in Japan that lets you view and search for a distribution of volcanic eruption products and geological information of about 440 quaternary volcanoes across Japan as a new addition to the “Volcanoes of Japan” databases.

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Search window on the Geologic Map of Volcanos in Japan site

Likelihood of the Development of a Magnetic Field Immediately after the Earth’s Formation

AIST and others have shown the likelihood that the Earth had a magnetic field about 4.2 billion years ago. They have shown with a high degree of certainty that this magnetic field was recorded in zircon crystals that were formed immediately after the Earth’s formation.

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The Earth’s atmosphere being stripped away by the solar wind

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