Geology of Jeju Island

  • Kyung Sik WooEmail author
  • Young Kwan Sohn
  • Ung San Ahn
  • Seok Hoon Yoon
  • Andy Spate
Part of the Geoparks of the World (closed) book series (volume 1)


Jeju Island is a volcanic island situated off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. The island was produced by volcanic activity which occurred from about 2 million years ago until historic times. The island is 73 km long in the east-west direction and 31 km long in the north-south direction, having an area of 1,847 km2. The island has the typical morphology of a shield volcano, characterized by an overall gentle topography and an elliptical shape in plan elongated in the ENE direction.


Volcanic Island Volcanic Cone Shield Volcano Tuff Ring Tuff Cone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyung Sik Woo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Young Kwan Sohn
    • 2
  • Ung San Ahn
    • 3
  • Seok Hoon Yoon
    • 4
  • Andy Spate
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of GeologyKangwon National UniversityChuncheonRepublic of South Korea
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental ScienceGyeongsang National UniversityJinjuRepublic of South Korea
  3. 3.Jeju Island Geopark Promotion TeamJeju Special Self-Governing ProvinceJeju-siRepublic of South Korea
  4. 4.Department of Earth and Marine SciencesJeju National UniversityJeju-siRepublic of South Korea
  5. 5.Optimal Karst ManagementBentley DCAustralia

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