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Nigorigawa volcano

caldera, hydrothermal field 356 m / 1,168 ft
Hokkaido, Japan, 42.12°N / 140.45°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Nigorigawa volcano eruptions: ca. 12,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 8 Nov
Thu, 8 Nov 02:15 UTCM 4.4 / 104.2 km30 km- 30km ESE of Muroran, Japan
Sun, 4 Nov
Sun, 4 Nov 13:08 UTCM 4.8 / 107 km31 kmHokkaido, Japan Region
Tue, 30 Oct
Tue, 30 Oct 17:59 UTCM 4.5 / 124.9 km25 km- 2km ESE of Muroran, Japan
Nigorigawa volcano is a geothermal field in the 3 km diameter Nigorikawa caldera on the shores of Uchiura Bay, southern Hokkaido, Japan. The caldera was formed during a major explosive eruption ca. 12,000 years ago.

Background:

The caldera-forming eruption of Nigorikawa volcano produced pyroclastic-fall and -surge deposits and pyroclastic-flow deposits that extend northward and westward to the Pacific coast. The town of Nigorigawa is located on the bottom of the flat caldera floor. The Nigorigawa river drains the area through a gap of the NW caldera rim.


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