Kita Yatsuga-take volcano

stratovolcanoes 2530 m / 8,300 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.1°N / 138.3°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Kita-Yatsuga-take is a group of stratovolcanoes and lava domes at the NW end of the Yatsuga-take volcanic massif. The Kita Yatsuga-take volcanic group is contains the volcanoes Tateshina, Yoko-dake, Shimagare-yama, Chausu-yama and Futago-mine.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Kita Yatsuga-take volcano eruptions: 1200 ± 100 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Jun 12, 2021 09:52:33.86 (12 Jun 2021 00:52:33 GMT)
3.2

199 km
6.7 km (4.2 mi)
Chino Shi, 12 km northeast of Suwa, Nagano, Japan
Tue, 8 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Jun 08, 2021 10:20:03.60 (8 Jun 2021 01:20:03 GMT)
2.9

23 km
23 km (14 mi)
Suwa-gun, 12 km southeast of Chino, Nagano, Japan
Sun, 6 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Jun 06, 2021 19:22:52.85 (6 Jun 2021 10:22:52 GMT)
2.7

184 km
9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Minamisaku-gun, 22 km southwest of Saku, Nagano, Japan

Background

Kita-Yatsuga-take (North Yatsuga-take) is a group of stratovolcanoes and lava domes at the NW end of the NNW-SSE-trending Yatsuga-take volcanic massif. The basaltic-to-dacitic Kita Yatsuga-take volcanic group contains the Tateshina, Yoko-dake, Shimagare-yama, Chausu-yama and Futago-mine volcanoes. Tateshina-yama is sometimes known as Suwa Fuji because of its conical profile. A large lava flow forms the Tateshina-kogen plateau south of Tateshina and Yoko-dake volcanoes. A debris avalanche from edifice collapse in 888 AD created Matsubara Lake on the east side of the massif. Yoko-dake lava dome, capped by eight small craters, has been active into the Holocene. The most recent eruption took place about 800 years ago, when ash emission accompanied emplacement of a small lava flow.
(from: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)


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