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Haku-san volcano

stratovolcano 2702 m / 8,865 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.15°N / 136.77°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Haku-san volcano eruptions: 1659, 1658, 1640, 1582, 1579, 1554-56, 1548, 1547, 1177, 1042, 900 (?), 859 (?), 853 (?), 706 No recent earthquakes
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Haku-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.

Background:

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.


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