Aso (or Asosan) volcano in central Kyushu Island in southwestern Japan is one of the world's most active volcanoes. In recent years, it has been the site of frequent ash eruptions.
The huge Aso caldera seen from space: 25 by 18 km in size, it was created by at least 4 huge eruptions between 270 to 90 thousand years ago (image: NASA Earth Observatory)
Aso is no single edifice, but a complex of active vents in the center of a large 24 km wide c... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Ata is one of the major active caldera systems of Kyushu, located south of the Kagoshima Bay. It had a massive "super-volcano"-style eruption 40,000 years ago, and contains the active Ibusuki volcanic field as well as famous Kaimondake stratovolcano towering above the southern ti... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Fukue (or Fukue-jima) volcano is a group of basaltic shield volcanoes and cinder cones on Fukue island off the western coast of Kyushu, Japan.
The volcanoes are 900,000 years old and last erupted about 2-3000 years ago. They are considered to be active.
The On-dake ci... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Ibusuki volcano is a group of calderas, central cones and maars at the southern tip of Kyushu Island, Japan. Although the last eruption dates back to the 9th century, it is an active volcano.
It contains the 4.5-km-wide Ikeda-ko caldera, which formed about 4600 years ago, a... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Kirishima (霧島 in Japanese, Kirishimayama), one of Japan's most active volcanoes. It is actually a group of 18 young, small stratovolcanoes north of Kagoshima Bay: Takachihonomine, Nakadake, Ohatayama, Karakunidake, Tairoike, Ohachi, and Shinmoedake (新燃岳) are the principal vents. ... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Kuju (or Kujusan) volcano is a group of active stratovolcanoes and lava domes in the northeastern corner of the large Aso caldera in central Kyushu, Japan.
Its historic eruptions recorded in the 17th and 18th century and as recently as 1995 were phreatic or hydrothermal exp... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and one of the few that are at present in constant (persistant) activity. Its ongoing typical activity range from strong strombolian t... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Sumiyoshi-ike volcano (also referred to as Yonemaru-Sumiyoshiike) are two maars 2 km apart located in the coastal lowland north of the Aira caldera: Sumiyoshi-ike (500 m diameter) and Yonemaru (1.2 km diameter).
The maars erupted when sea level was rising about 8,000 years ... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Tsurumi (or Yufu-Tsurumi) volcano is a group of lava domes near the hot spring resort city of Beppu, Honshu Island, Japan.
The main features are 2 large domes called Tsurumi (1374 m) and Yufu (1584 m) on the east and west end of the complex.
Only a single eruption, f... [БОЛЬШЕ]
Unzen Volcano (雲仙岳 in Japanese, also Unzendake) is located on the Island of Kyushu about 40 kilometers east of Nagasaki city. It is one of Japan's most active and dangerous volcanoes. It killed 43 people during its latest eruption in 1991. [БОЛЬШЕ]