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Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano

shield volcanoes 2924 m / 9,593 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.41°N / 137.59°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive
Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano eruptions: less then 12,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 5 Dec
Tue, 5 Dec 15:13 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km32 kmEastern Honshu, Japan
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.

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.


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