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Kurikoma volcano

stratovolcano 628 m / 5,341 ft
Honshu, Japan, 38.96°N / 140.79°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Kurikoma volcano eruptions: 1950, 1946, 1944, 1783 (?), 1744, 1726 ± 10, 1450 ± 50, 3540 BC ± 1000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 11 Mar
Sat, 11 Mar 09:15 UTCM 2.5 / 124 km42 kmSOUTHERN IWATE PREF
Tue, 7 Mar
Tue, 7 Mar 10:04 UTCM 3.1 / 128.1 km45 kmSOUTHERN IWATE PREF
Sat, 25 Feb
Sat, 25 Feb 06:17 UTCM 3.0 / 95.2 km24 kmSOUTHERN IWATE PREF
Fri, 24 Feb
Fri, 24 Feb 23:54 UTCM 2.5 / 130.3 km13 kmNORTHERN MIYAGI PREF
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Kurikoma volcano is a complex stratovolcano cut by a 4 km wide caldera located in northern Honshu, Japan. It contains the Tsurugi-dake lava dome, a central post-caldera cone, known as the site of former sulfur mining.
Minor phreatic eruptions have occurred in historical time from the central cone.

Background:

Geologic history of the Kurikuma complex:
The earliest eruptions from Higashi-Kurikoma began about 500,000 years agoand produced lava flows to the north and south. This stage was followed by the growth of the Higashi-Kurikoma (East Kurikoma) stratovolcano. The next volcanic edifice to form was Magusa-dake volcano on the western side of the complex, active until about 100,000 years ago. Construction of Magusa-dake's main cone concluded with lava flows to the east, SE, and west.
Daichigamori lava dome and Aguroshi-yama pyroclastic cone are located on the southern flank.
(Source: GVP / Smithsonian Institution)


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