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dom, 9 giu 2019, 12:53
The previous article is incorrect. The alert level is not at an elevated state. JMA published a "volcanic forecast" because the volcano is now seismically monitored- as several other volcanoes in Japan have become in the last few years as the monitoring operations are expanded. This means that the JMA alert level system can now be applied to this volcano- it has been assigned Level 1- normal. ... leggere tutti
Sat, 8 Jun 2019, 10:27
JMA raised the alert level for the volcano from normal to 1 (the lowest level on a 5-level scale) on 30 May, meaning that the potential of increased activity at the crater is considered elevated. leggere tutti

Kurikoma vulcano

stratovulcano 628 m / 5,341 ft
Honshu, Giappone, 38.96°N / 140.79°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 9 Jun 2019 (Correction- alert level not raised)

Kurikoma volcano is a complex stratovolcano cut by a 4 km wide caldera located in northern Honshu, Japan. It contains the Tsurugi-dake lava dome, a central post-caldera cone, known as the site of former sulfur mining.
Minor phreatic eruptions have occurred in historical time from the central cone.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: explosive
Eruzioni del vulcano Kurikoma: 1950, 1946, 1944, 1783 (?), 1744, 1726 ± 10, 1450 ± 50, 3540 BC ± 1000 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sat, 1 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
1 mag 2021 09:10 (GMT +9) (1 May 2021 00:10:06 GMT)
4.7

146 km - Di più
kmWaga-gun, 34 km a ovest da Kitakami, Prefettura di Iwate, Giappone

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Geologic history of the Kurikuma complex:
The earliest eruptions from Higashi-Kurikoma began about 500,000 years agoand produced lava flows to the north and south. This stage was followed by the growth of the Higashi-Kurikoma (East Kurikoma) stratovolcano. The next volcanic edifice to form was Magusa-dake volcano on the western side of the complex, active until about 100,000 years ago. Construction of Magusa-dake's main cone concluded with lava flows to the east, SE, and west.
Daichigamori lava dome and Aguroshi-yama pyroclastic cone are located on the southern flank.
(Source: GVP / Smithsonian Institution)


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