BackgroundNumazawa volcano is dominantly dacitic to rhyolitic, and has a long history of very explosive eruptions. There evidence of an older Pliocene caldera.
Important stratigraphic deposits include:
- the rhyolitic Shibahara pyroclastic-fall deposit 110,00 years before present (BP)
- the dacitic Mukuresawa lava dome 71,000 years BP,
- the dacitic plinian Mizunuma eruption about 45,000 y BP
- the Sozan lava dome at 43,000 y BP
- the So-zan lava dome at about 20,000 y BP,
- the Numazawako pumice flow and plinian eruption about 4600 y BP.
See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8