Isole Ryuku (Giappone), 28.8°N / 129°E
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Yokoate-jima volcano forms the small, 3.5-km-long island with the same name and is located NW of Amami Oshima Island at the SW end of the Tokara island chain.
The only known historic eruption was in the first half of the 19th century.
Eruzioni del vulcano Yokoate-jima: 1835 ± 30 years
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Data / ora||Mag. / Prof.||Distanza/Ubicazione|
|venerdì, 27 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)|
|28 gen 2023 04:35 (GMT +9) (27 gen 2023 19:35 GMT)|
|41 km (25 mi)|
East China Sea, 83 km a ovest da Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Giappone
Sfondofrom: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
Two peaks, Higashimine on the east and Nishimine on the west, form the andesitic volcano. The 495-m-high Higashimine, the high point of the island, has a steep-walled, well-preserved summit crater. An arcuate ridge east of Yokoate-jima appears to be part of 7 x 10 km wide submarine caldera, with Yokoate-jima and Kannone-jima (NNE of Yokoate-jima) being post-caldera cones (Nakano et al., 2001-). Yokoate-sho (Yokoate Reef) and Kannone Kaikyu (Kannone Knoll) lie to NNW and NE of Yokoate-jima, respectively. Historical documents at the end of the Edo Period mention ash plumes from Yokoate-jima.
Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST, www.aist.go.jp/RIODB/strata/VOL_JP/
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