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Nigorigawa volcano

caldera, hydrothermal field 356 m / 1,168 ft
Hokkaido, Japan, 42.12°N / 140.45°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Nigorigawa volcano eruptions: ca. 12,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 18 Jul
Tue, 18 Jul 15:03 UTCM 2.5 / 125.6 km24 kmS OFF TOMAKOMAI
Sun, 9 Jul
Sun, 9 Jul 03:13 UTCM 3.4 / 90 km25 kmTSUGARU STRAIT REGION
Fri, 7 Jul
Fri, 7 Jul 03:47 UTCM 2.7 / 130.8 km12 kmS OFF TOMAKOMAI
Wed, 5 Jul
Wed, 5 Jul 14:00 UTCM 2.6 / 11.2 km62 kmSW OFF HOKKAIDO
Wed, 5 Jul 00:55 UTCM 2.5 / 130 km29 kmTSUGARU STRAIT REGION
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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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