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The highest of these is the volcanic Mount Fuji at 12,388 feet (3,776 m).
Like many areas of Japan, earthquakes are also common on Honshu.
Hokkaido is located to the north of Honshu and the two islands are separated by the Tsugaru Strait (map).
The topography of Hokkaido consists of a mountainous volcanic plateau in its center that is surrounded by coastal plains.
There are a number of active volcanoes on Hokkaido, the tallest of which is Asahidake at 7,510 feet (2,290 m).
Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and it is located to the south of Honshu (map).
Currently the Philippine Sea Plate is subducting beneath the continental Amurian Plate and the Okinawa Plate to the south at a speed of 4 cm/year, forming the Nankai Trough and the Ryukyu Trench.
The Pacific Plate is subducting under the Okhotsk Plate to the north at a speed of 10 cm/year.
25% of the island's population lives in the Tokyo region.
Honshu has a total area of 88,017 square miles (227,962 sq km) and it is the world's seventh largest island.
The island is 810 miles (1,300 km) long and it has a varied topography that includes many different mountain ranges, some of which are volcanic.
Its capital is Tokyo and it has a population of 127,000,000 people (2016 estimate).
Japan covers an area of 145,914 square miles (377,915 sq km) that is spread out over its more than 6,500 islands.