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Norikura volcano

stratovolcanoes 3026 m / 9,928 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.1°N / 137.56°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Norikura volcano eruptions: ca. 2000 years ago No recent earthquakes
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Norikura volcano (乗鞍岳, Norikura-dake) in central Honshu is the 3rd highest volcano in Japan. It has been last active about 2000 years ago

Background:

from Smithsonian / GVP Norikura volcano information:
Norikura volcano consists of an elongated group of small andesitic stratovolcanoes and craters arranged along a N-S line above a ridge crest in the southern part of the Northern Japan Alps. The 3026-m-high andesitic-to-dacitic volcano is the third highest in Japan and lies at the center of the Norikura volcanic zone extending from Yake-dake on the north to On-take on the south. Early eruptions occurred at both the northern and southern ends of the present-day volcano, forming stratovolcanoes that have been largely buried by later southward-migrating eruptions. Norilura-ake was active during the early Holocene, and the last eruption took place about 2000 years ago.


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