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Oki Islands – Islands connecting people and land

The Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark encompasses the Oki Islands, which are located in the western Sea of Japan and their surrounding sea area. The four inhabited islands include Dōgo Island, and the three Dōzen Islands: Nishinoshima, Nakanoshima and Chiburijima.

Here you see rocks created by former volcanic activity and characteristic coastal landscapes shaped by wave erosion. The three Dōzen Islands are the remains of a caldera that was created by volcanic activity six million years ago.

The sea between the Oki Islands and mainland Honshū Island has a depth of less than 100 metres. As a result, the islands became connected to the mainland during the ice ages that occurred during the Quaternary Period. A unique ecosystem has formed here influenced by these climatic changes and the currents of the Sea of Japan.

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隐岐群岛

 

把人和自然牵起来的岛屿

 

隐岐群岛联合国教科文组织世界地质公园环绕坐落于西日本海的隐岐群岛和群岛海域。群岛的四个主要岛屿包括「岛后」的岛后岛和「岛前三岛」:西之岛,中之岛和知夫里岛。

在这里你会看到由火山活动和波浪侵蚀形成的岩石和沿海充满特色的风景。「岛前三岛」便是六百万年前由火山活动做成的破火山口遗迹。

隐岐群岛和日本本州之间的海域深度不到100米。因此,这些岛屿在第四纪的冰河期与本州相连上。受到气候变化和日本海海流的影响,隐岐群岛便形成了一个独特的生态系统。