Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Japan Evening Program (Session 6 of 7-Session Series) on Zoom Monday, May 17, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET Code: 1NV057 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Clockwise: Poás volcano crater, central Costa Rica, Augustine Volcano, Alaska, and Taranaki Mounga, New Zealand Save when you purchase the Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire series! SERIES DESCRIPTION Most earthquakes and volcanic eruptions do not strike randomly but occur in specific areas such as those along tectonic-plate boundaries. Several of these define the Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic collisions drive the majority of our planet’s earthquakes and volcanoes, and over time created spectacular mountains such as the Andes and the Rockies. With its intriguing geology, the Ring of Fire has been a hotspot not only seismically and volcanically, but as a destination of interest for world travelers. Join volcanologist and popular study tour leader Kirt Kempter as he leads a journey across seven regions of the Ring of Fire, exploring their distinctive geologic settings, and using maps, dramatic photos, and Google Earth flyovers to bring these destinations to life. SESSION INFORMATION Japan The geology of Japan is complex, in part due to the ongoing collision of three major tectonic plates. Large-scale earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis are relatively common, though Mt. Fuji, the iconic stratovolcano, is currently peaceful. Few countries have exploited geothermal energy to the degree of the Japanese. ADDITIONAL SESSIONS If you are interested in additional Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire sessions, see below: April 12 Costa Rica April 19 Peru April 26 Easter Island May 3 New Zealand May 10 Australia May 24 Alaska PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.