The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
Azuma volcano is a group of small stratovolcanoes, shield volcanoes, domes and cinder cones in NE Honshu, Japan, west of Fukushima city.
Historical eruptions were mostly small phreatic eruptions from the Issaikyo volcano at the northern end of the Higashi-Azuma volcanic complex.
The beautiful symmetrical Azuma-Kofuji crater and a nearby fumarolic area at southeast slope containing the 200 m wide Oana crater are the most prominent features of Issaikyo volcano and along with Goshiki-numa and Oke-numa crater lakes popular tourist destinations.
Oana crater has produced several phreataic eruptions in recent decades and contains very powerful fumaroles, producing plumes rising several hundred meters high.
stratovolcanoes 2035 m / 6,676 ft Honshu, Japan, 37.73°N / 140.25°E Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Azuma webcams / live data Azuma volcano books Azuma volcano eruptions: 2008, 1977, 1966, 1952 (?), 1950, 1914, 1896, 1895, 1894, 1893, 1893, 1844, 1800 (?), 1711?, 1331, 600 AD ± 200 (RC), 150 BC ± 200 (RC), 950 BC ± 100 (RC), 1800 BC ± 50 (RC), 2750 BC ± 200 (RC), 3000 BC ± 50 (RC), 4150 BC ± 500 (RC), 4550 BC ± 1000 (TC), 5400 BC ± 200 (RC), 5700 BC ± 50 (RC)
(RC: radiocarbon-dated, TC: tephrochronology Typical eruption style: explosive (phreatic) Last earthquakes nearby Latest satellite images
Batu Tara photos: A remote island in the Flores Sea of Indonesia formed by a single volcano that has been in strong strombolian eruption for years. We regularly lead expeditions to there where we camp several days to observe it.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
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