Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
News

no news in this list.

 

Norikura volcano

stratovolcanoes 3026 m / 9,928 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.1°N / 137.56°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Norikura volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Norikura volcano eruptions: ca. 2000 years ago No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
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.


Latest satellite images


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.