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Shiretoko-Iwo-zan volcano

stratovolcano 1563 m / 5,128 ft
Hokkaido, Japan, 44.13°N / 145.17°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Shiretoko-Iwo-zan volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Shiretoko-Iwo-zan volcano eruptions: 1936, 1890, 1889, 1880 (?), 1876, 1857 (?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 10 Mar
Fri, 10 Mar 02:23 UTCM 3.5 / 8.5 km16 kmSHIRETOKO PENINSULA REG
Fri, 10 Mar 00:49 UTCM 3.6 / 7.6 km16 kmSHIRETOKO PENINSULA REG
Thu, 16 Feb
Thu, 16 Feb 05:32 UTCM 2.9 / 7.2 km16 kmSHIRETOKO PENINSULA REG
Mon, 13 Feb
Mon, 13 Feb 06:22 UTCM 2.7 / 4 km21 kmSHIRETOKO PENINSULA REG
Sun, 12 Feb
Sun, 12 Feb 21:35 UTCM 2.6 / 7.5 km15 kmSHIRETOKO PENINSULA REG
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Shiretoko-Iwo-zan volcano is an active stratovolcano on the NE tip of Hokkaido on the Shiretoko Peninsula. It is known as one of the many Japanese "sulfur mountains". During eruptions in 1936 and 1889, the volcano erupted molten sulfur.
The Shiretoko Peninsula was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005.

Background:

Shiretoko-Iwo-zan is an andesitic stratovolcano with 2 large craters at the summit breached to the NW. The southern crater contains a small flat-topped lava dome. The main cone, Naka-dake, was built NW of the headwalls of the 2 summit craters. Historical eruptions have originated from the southernmost of 3 explosion craters along a NNE-SSW line on the NW flank of the main cone of Shiretoko-Iwo-san.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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