The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
Mokuyo volcano is an active seamount belonging to the 7 Shichiyo Seamounts, named for the 7 days of the week. Mokuyo ("Thursday") contains a basaltic-andesite submarine caldera that rises 1780 m from the sea floor to within 920 m of the sea surface. The summit caldera is 3 x 2.3 km wide and about 450 m deep. It contains a 180-m-high lava dome in its center. Major hydrothermal activity was observed in July 1990, and the volcano was reclassified as active by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
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