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Kita-Iwo-jima volcano

stratovolcano 792 m / 2,598 ft
Volcano Islands, Japan, 25.42°N / 141.28°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Kita-Iwo-jima volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Kita-Iwo-jima volcano eruptions: 1953(?), 1930-45, 1880-89, 1780 No recent earthquakes
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Kita-Iwo-jima (北硫黄島 officially Kita-iōtō, also frequently Kita-iōjima, meaning "north sulfur island") is a steep-sided basaltic stratovolcano and forms a small island. It is the northernmost of the Kazan Retto (Volcano Islands) chain, in the center of the Izu-Maranas volcanic arc.
No historical eruptions have occurred from the deeply eroded Kita-Iwo-jima stratovolcano itself, but the Funka-Asane submarine vent about 2 km NW of the island was the source of the historical submarine eruptions, recorded sind the 18th century.


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