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Nikko-Shirane volcano

shield volcano 2578 m / 8,458 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.8°N / 139.38°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: phreatic eruptions
Nikko-Shirane volcano eruptions: 1890, 1889, 1873, 1872, 1871(?), 1649, 1625
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 15 Jul
Sat, 15 Jul 21:19 UTCM 2.6 / 8.4 km19 kmNORTHERN TOCHIGI PREF
Mon, 26 Jun
Mon, 26 Jun 23:32 UTCM 2.5 / 10.7 km9 kmTOCHIGI GUNMA BORDER
Thu, 22 Jun
Thu, 22 Jun 09:05 UTCM 2.7 / 101.2 km27 kmNORTHERN TOCHIGI PREF
Mon, 5 Jun
Mon, 5 Jun 06:40 UTCM 3.3 / 4.6 km14 kmTOCHIGI GUNMA BORDER
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Nikko-Shirane volcano is a small andesitic volcano located NW of scenic Lake Chuzenji in Nikko National Park. The volcano contains 4 lava domes sitting on top of a shield volcano (Keizuka-yama).
All historical eruptions, recorded during the 17th-20th centuries, were phreatic explosions from Shirane-san, the youngest lava dome.
Keizuka-yama shield volcano is composed of viscous lava flows with prominent levees. The geometry of these flows created scenic lakes to the north of the volcano.


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