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Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano

Updated: Dec 3, 2022 22:59 GMT -
shield volcanoes 2924 m / 9,593 ft
Honshu (Japan), 36.41°N / 137.59°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano in the Northern Japan Alps is a group of small shield volcanoes and possible lava domes. The volcanoes are located in a remote part of the Chubu Sangaku National Park.
The last activity was from Washiba-ike volcano less than 12,000 years ago.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano eruptions: less then 12,000 years ago

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, November 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 29, 2022 8:20 am (GMT +9) (Nov 28, 2022 23:20 GMT)
3.3

2.3 km
6.5 km (4 mi)
Toyama, 23 km west of Ōmachi, Omachi, Nagano, Japan

Background

Iwagokekodani is one of the oldest volcanoes of the Kumonotaira complex and was active from about 1-0.9 million years ago. The younger Kumonotaira volcano was active about 300-100,000 years ago.
Washiba-ike is an explosion crater that formed after the last glaciation, with tephra deposits containing accretionary lapilli and fresh volcanic bombs.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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