stratovolcano 628 m / 2,060 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.96°N / 129.93°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Kuchino-shima volcano is one of the active volcanic islands in the northern Ryukyu Islands in southern Japan. The small, 3x7 km wide island is located between the volcanic islands of Nakano-shima and Kuchinoerabu-jima and consists of 2 andesitic stratovolcanoes and a NW-SE-trending chain of lava domes.
Typical eruption style
There are 2 small villages on the northern end of the island, Nishinohama and Kuchino-shima.
Mae-dake is a lava dome that forms the highest point of the island. The last eruption of the volcano took place about 1200-1300 years ago and was dated by radiocarbon.
Kuchino-shima volcano eruptions
: 1190 ± 40 years (radiocarbon dated)
No recent earthquakes
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