Sofugan volcan

stratovolcan 99 m / 325 ft
Izu Islands, Japan, 29.79°N / 140.35°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

Sofugan is a steep vertical pinnacle that rises 99 m above the sea surface south of Tori-shima volcano. Its dramatic shape gave it its nickname "Lot's Wife Rocks."
In 1975, discolored sea water was observed about 500 m north of Sofugan, and the volcano was reclassified as active by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

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Style éruptif tipique: unknown
Eruptions du volcan Sofugan: possible activity in 1975

No recent earthquakes
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Introduction

The basaltic-to-andesitic pinnacle is the remnant of a large eroded stratovolcano 28 km wide at its base and rising 2200 m above the sea floor. A submarine depression is located between the pinnacle and a curved submarine ridge to the SW rising to less than 150 m of the sea surface.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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