Yake-dake volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 10:02 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcanoes 2455 m / 8,054 ft
Honshu (Japan), 36.22°N / 137.59°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Last update: 3 Jun 2022 (seismic swarm continues, alert status raised to Level 2)

Yake-dake volcano is a small stratovolcano near the popular resort of Kamikochi in the Northern Japan Alps. It is one of several Japanese volcanoes named Yake-dake or Yake-yama ("Burning Peak" or "Burning Mountain").
It has had frequent small to moderate phreatic eruptions in the 20th century. A small hydrothermal explosion in a hydrothermal area killed 2 persons on 11 Feb 1995 at a highway construction site.

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Typical eruption style: phreatic explosions
Yake-dake volcano eruptions: 1995, 1962-63, 1939, 1935, 1932, 1931, 1930, 1929, 1927, 1927, 1924-26, 1923, 1922, 1921, 1920, 1919, 1918, 1917, 1916, 1915, 1913, 1912, 1911, 1910, 1907-09, 1585, 686
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

The dominantly andesitic Yake-dake was constructed on a N-S-trending ridge between the older volcanoes of Warudani-yama and Shiratani-yama. Akandana-yama, about 4 km SSW of Yake-dake, is a stratovolcano with lava domes that was active into the Holocene. A 300-m-wide crater is located the summit of Yake-dake, and explosion craters are found on the SE and northern flanks.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP)


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