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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)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Norikura volcano eruptions: ca. 2000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 17 Mar
Fri, 17 Mar 06:03 UTCM 3.3 / 7.6 km6 kmWESTERN NAGANO PREF
Thu, 9 Mar
Thu, 9 Mar 20:49 UTCM 2.5 / 6 km14 kmNORTHERN GIFU PREF
Sat, 4 Mar
Sat, 4 Mar 23:59 UTCM 2.8 / 6 km18 kmNORTHERN GIFU PREF
Sat, 4 Mar 23:53 UTCM 3.1 / 6 km18 kmNORTHERN GIFU PREF
Tue, 14 Feb
Tue, 14 Feb 04:22 UTCM 2.7 / 5.9 km18 kmNORTHERN GIFU PREF
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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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