Hakkoda volcano eruptions

stratovolcanoes 1585 m / 5,200 ft
Honshu (Japan), 40.66°N / 140.88°E
Eruption list: 1550 ± 100 years, 1340 ± 75, 450 AD (?), 50 BC (?), 1150 BC (?), 2250 BC (?), 2850 BC (?)


1997 fatalities

3 soldiers were killed by CO2 on 12 July 1997 on a training mission at the N foot of Hakkoda volcano. They had entered a depression filled by lethal concentrations of volcanogenic CO2. "In the darkness, some members of the party slipped into a depression (18 m long, 11 m wide, and 8 m deep), as did those who first tried to rescue them. The men were hospitalized on the evening of 12 July, but three lost their lives."
(Smithsonian / GVP monthly reports)
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