Honshu, Japan, 36.8°N / 139.38°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Nikko-Shirane (or Nikko-Shiranesan) 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.
Nikko-Shirane volcano eruptions: 1890, 1889, 1873, 1872, 1871(?), 1649, 1625
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance/Location|
|Sunday, November 19, 2023 GMT (1 quake)|
|Nov 19, 07:02 pm (GMT +9)|
(Nov 19, 10:02 GMT)
|36 km (22 mi)|
16 km northeast of Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS