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Kakuto volcano

Caldera unknown
Japan, 32.04°N / 130.77°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kakuto volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Kakuto is a large figure-eight shaped caldera north of Kirishima that consists of the overlapping Kakuto and Kobayashi calderas, formed about 0.4-0.5 and 0.3 Ma, respectively (Nakano et al., 2001-). Major explosive eruptions have occurred around 110,000, 65,000 and 12,000 years ago (Newhall and Dzurisin, 1988).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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