Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
News

no news in this list.

 

Takahara volcano

stratovolcano 1795 m / 5,889 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.9°N / 139.78°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Takahara volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive & explosive
Takahara volcano eruptions: ca. 6,500 years ago (radiocarbon dated) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Takahara is a small stratovolcano located SW of Nasu volcano and NNW of Utsunomiya city in central Honshu.
The basaltic-to-dacitic volcano is constructed within the Shiobara caldera. It contains a number of small lava domes, including the symmetrical Fuji-san, one of many conical volcanic mountains named after Japan's renowned Mount Fuji.
Fuji-san is the youngest known volcanic feature of Takahara volcano and was formed about 6,500 years ago.

Background:

The Shiobara caldera was formed more than 10,000 years ago, and corresponds to the Otawara pumice-flow deposit.
The latest dated eruption of Takahara took place about 6500 years ago along the NW-SE-trending Yumoto-Shiobara fissure system within the caldera. Eruptions along this fissure initially produced the phreatic Takahara-Uenohara tephra deposit distributed primarily to the east. The eruption ended with the construction of Fuji-san lava dome.


Latest satellite images


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.