Caldera 1499 m / 4,918 ft
Hokkaido, Giappone, 43.38°N / 144.01°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 23 Nov 2018 (Alert level raised)
Akan volcano (阿寒岳, Akan-dake) is one of Hokkaido's most active volcanoes. Akan consists of a large 24 x 13 km diameter caldera and a group of younger partly Holocene andesite cones. The highest point of the complex is the Mount Meakan (1499 m) stratovolcano.Stile eruttivo tipico
The frequent historic eruptions occurred all from the Me-Akan group, east of Lake Akan. Me-Akan volcano (雌阿寒岳 Meakan-dake) consists of 9 overlapping cones. Its summit has 3 craters.
Me-Akan has had at least 17 small phreatic eruptions since the beginning of the 19th century and from geologic studies it is known that there were at least 4 major magmatic eruptions with pyroclastic flows have occurred in prehistoric time during the past 10,000 years.
Lake Akan is part of the Akan National Park. It is known for a rare green algae (marimo) which can grow to about the size of a soccer ball. The only town around the lake is the resort of Akankohan known for its hot springs and the "bokke", bubbling mud pools found at the lakeshore.
: explosiveEruzioni del vulcano Akan
: 2008, 2006, 1988, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1962, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1951(?)-52, 1927 (?), 1808 (?), 1800
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Data / ora||Mag. / Profondità||Distanza||Ubicazione|
|Tue, 18 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)|
|May 18, 2021 19:47:49.26 (18 May 2021 10:47:49 GMT)|
127 km - Di più
|km||Ashoro-gun, 52 km a sud da Kitami, Ktiami Shi, Hokkaido, Giappone|
|Mon, 10 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)|
|May 11, 2021 01:31:22.22 (10 May 2021 16:31:22 GMT)|
138 km - Di più
|km||Shiranuka-gun, 50 km a ovest da Kushiro, Hokkaido, Giappone|
|Sat, 8 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)|
|May 08, 2021 10:32:11.78 (8 May 2021 01:32:11 GMT)|
118 km - Di più
|km||7.3 km a nord ovest da Kushiro, Hokkaido, Giappone|
|Wed, 5 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)|
|May 05, 2021 19:18:56.66 (5 May 2021 10:18:56 GMT)|
138 km - Di più
|km||Kawakami-gun, 55 km a nord da Kushiro, Hokkaido, Giappone|
The Akan caldera is located immediately SW of Kutcharo caldera and has an elonogated, irregular shape due to several caldera-forming explosive eruptions between the early and mid Pleistocene.
Growth of 3 post-caldera stratovolcanoes, 3 at the SW end of the caldera and the other at the NE side, has reduced the size of the caldera lake. The conical O-Akan volcano was frequently active during the Holocene. The 1-km-wide Nakamachineshiri crater of Me-Akan volcano was formed during a major pumice-and-scoria eruption about 13,500 years ago.
Tremor was recorded on 17 November 2008. A small ash eruption occurred on 18 November, and was later detected by a fresh deposit of ash on snow in up to 400 m distance from the Ponmachineshiri crater. Another ash eruption occurred on 28 November, producing a small ash plume reaching 2 km altitude.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP monthly reports)
A small eruption occurred from a vent on the NE flank of Meakan on 21 March 2006. Ashfall was observed 10 km SE of the volcano.
A small ash eruption occurred from Meakan volcano on 9 November 1998.
A small phreatic eruption occurred on 21 November 1996.
See also: Sentinel hub
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