To-shima volcano

stratovolcano 508 m / 1,667 ft
Izu Islands, Japan, 34.52°N / 139.28°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 2 Oct 2018 (seismic swarm)

To-shima volcano (利島, Toshima) in the northern Izu Island chain is a stratovolcano forming a small 2 x 2.4 km island south of Oshima volcano.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
To-shima volcano eruptions: between 9000 and 5000 years ago

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 5 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Jun 05, 2021 13:02:13.47 (5 Jun 2021 04:02:13 GMT)
2.9

113 km
50 km (31 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 45 km east of Shikine-jima Island, Japan

Background

To-shima volcano is basaltic-to-basaltic andesite in composition and lies about 20 km west of the main volcanic front. The island has steep cliffs up to 300 m high on 3 sides. On the more gently sloping northern side, the small village of To-shima is located. The latest known eruption of To-shima volcano was betwenn about 9000 and 4000 years ago and produced a lava flow from the Kajiana crater.


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