Haku-san VulkanHaku-san volcano ((白山), or Mount Haku (Hakusan) is one of the 3 holy mountains in Japan (along with Fuji and On-take). It is a stratovolcano in central Honshu 260 km NW of Tokyo.
the volcano last erupted in 1659, but many eruptions have been recorded during the 1000 years prior to this.
Haku-san National Park is the most scenic part of the Hokuriku area known for its heavy snowfall. Most of the park is a protected wilderness area.
Beschreibung:Haku-san volcano is a complex andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano which was constructed over a high basement of sedimentary rocks. Eruptions in the past 10,000 years consisted of phreatic or phreatomagmatic explosions from several summit craters.
Partial collapse of the summit produced a debris avalanche that came down the east flank ca. 5,000 years ago.