Mikura-jima volcano

stratovolcano 851 m / 2,792 ft
Izu Islands, Japan, 33.87°N / 139.61°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Mikura-jima volcano (御蔵島, Mikurajima) forms a small steep-sided island between Miyake-jima and Hachijo-jima volcanoes in the Izu Islands of Japan. The sparsely populated island is surrounded by 500 m high cliffs on the S and E side.
Mikura-jima volcano contains of a stratovolcano and lava domes on the SE side. Flank vents form some small small sea stacks offshore, including a prominent 73 m high pinnacle off the SE tip of the island.
The last activity of Mikurajima was about 6000 years ago and produced ash fall and pyroclastic flows, and ended with the formation of a lava dome.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Mikura-jima volcano eruptions: 4100 BC ± 100 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
Jun 17, 2021 06:24:37.07 (16 Jun 2021 21:24:37 GMT)

97 km
21 km (13 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km north of Хатидзёдзима Island, Japan
Jun 16, 2021 11:50:09.30 (16 Jun 2021 02:50:09 GMT)

12 km
30 km (19 mi)
Philippines Sea, 33 km southeast of Shikine-jima Island, Japan
Sun, 6 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Jun 06, 2021 18:42:26.74 (6 Jun 2021 09:42:26 GMT)

138 km
25 km (16 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km north of Хатидзёдзима Island, Japan
Sat, 5 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
Jun 06, 2021 04:24:19.35 (5 Jun 2021 19:24:19 GMT)

107 km
20 km (12 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km north of Хатидзёдзима Island, Japan
Jun 05, 2021 22:38:26.34 (5 Jun 2021 13:38:26 GMT)

89 km
42 km (26 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southeast of Shikine-jima Island, Japan

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