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Virtual field guides and regional geology of Asia:China, Himalayas, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, Tibet. Links to the sites with data describing the local geology of areas throughout Asia

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Not only is fieldwork an essential part of the training of any geologist, it can also be fun for the family. The collecting of fossils can easily distract even the youngest of children for several hours. However, the safety aspects must be emphasised as many people get severely injured or killed on hills and around coastlines and cliffs every year. Some particular hazards include:

Unstable cliff tops; Rocks falling from cliffs or mountains

Rising tides; Large waves

It is also important to remember that the locations are not an infinite resource and should be treated in a manner that will allow future generations to have access to them.

The following sites give details regarding safety and fieldwork codes. These are UK guides, the first two of which are relevant worldwide.

Safety during Fieldwork - Including references

An introduction to Field Mapping

Geological Fieldwork Code

General Asia

Asia-Pacific map showing geological provinces and oilfields

South China Sea, non-exclusive, play-oriented tectonic interpretation of the South China Sea area

South Asia, Geological map, metadata

Indian Ocean, Geology and palaeoclimatology

Central Asia, Geology and Petroleum Potential of Central Asia

Southeast Asia, Geological Links

Himalayas, Geomorphology

India/Eurasia plate collision, Displacements and Strain in the India-Eurasia Plate Collision Zone

Pacific margins, 'ring of fire' map

Himalayas, birth of

The Formation of the Himalayas

Topography, Tectonics, Climate & Erosion in the Himalayas

Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields and Geological Provinces of South Asia


Tibet, Geological Scientific Expeditions of Tibet

Kunming, Yunnan, A Virtual Field Trip to the Stone Forest, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

China, Seismic hazard map

Zanskar, Tibet, geology

Tangshan, earthquake of 1976

Tibet, a virtual field trip

Comparative Geology and Geochemistry of Sedimentary-Rock-Hosted (Carlin-Type) Gold Deposits in the People's Republic of China and in Nevada, USA



Geoindia, comprehensive guide to the geology of India

Geology of India, map and stratigraphic column

Nanga Parbat, virtual field trip, Himalayas

Nanga Parbat, Structural Geology of the Southwestern Margin of Nanga Parbat


Bandung, volcano photographs

Indonesian Geology Resources, comprehensive guide

South Sumatra Basin Province: The Lahat/Talang Akar-Cenozoic Oilfield


Kobe, earthquake effects

Kobe, earthquake images

Kuju, Eruption of Kuju Volcano

The Geology of Japan: Earthquakes

Japan, Island geology

Japan, active volcanoes, Fuji volcano, Miyakejima volcano, Usu volcano, Karymsky volcano, Unzen volcano

Japan, fossils

Japan, fossils (in Japanese)

Volcano Research Center, University of Tokyo, with images and current activity

Japan, Landslides

Unzen, decade volcano


Geology, Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic and Precambrian


Cebu, brief geological summary

Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

Pinatubo, Philippines

Mayon Volcano, Philippines

Tectonics and Volcanoes of the Philippines

Philippines, maps of the volcanoes of the Philippines with images, and text (tourist guide)


Taiwan , U.S.G.S. location map, text and table of earthquake data from Taiwan.