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Overtop Mount Fuji by UrtheCast Gallery
Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano — a 3,777-meter-high, conical volcano composed of one layer of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash characterized by a steep profile and periodic, explosive eruptions. This impressive wonder, the highest mountain in Japan, sits atop a triple junction of tectonic activity. Mount Fuji is a popular tourist destination that welcomes around 300,000 visitors every year. To increase social connectivity and improve climber safety, a Wi-Fi system was launched here in 2014. To learn more about Mount Fuji and its Wi-Fi program, visit the UrtheCast blog. See more below... Imagery captured by UrtheCast's Theia camera aboard the International Space Station.