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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
Fri, 19 May
Fri, 19 May 10:13 UTCM 2.8 / 6.4 km22 kmNORTHERN NAGANO PREF
Sun, 7 May
Sun, 7 May 19:34 UTCM 2.5 / 8.7 km26 kmCENTRAL NAGANO PREF
Sun, 7 May 04:00 UTCM 2.6 / 9.1 km26 kmCENTRAL NAGANO PREF
Sun, 7 May 03:32 UTCM 3.8 / 9.3 km26 kmCENTRAL NAGANO PREF
Sun, 7 May 03:13 UTCM 2.9 / 9.4 km26 kmCENTRAL NAGANO PREF
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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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