Yokoate-jima

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  • 28.797°N
  • 128.997°E

  • 495 m
    1624 ft

  • 282021
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1835 ± 30 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Japan Association Quaternary Research, 1987. Quaternary Maps of Japan: Landforms, Geology, and Tectonics. Tokyo: Univ Tokyo Press.

Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.aist.go.jp/RIODB/strata/VOL_JP/.

Ono K, Soya T, Mimura K, 1981. Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan Map Ser, no 11, 2nd edition, 1:2,000,000.

Yokoate-jima is a small, 3.5-km-long, dumbbell-shaped island NW of Amami Oshima Island at the SW end of the Tokara island chain. Two peaks, Higashimine on the east and Nishimine on the west, form the andesitic island. The 495-m-high Higashimine, the high point of the island, has a steep-walled, well-preserved summit crater. An arcuate ridge east of Yokoate-jima appears to be part of 7 x 10 km wide submarine caldera, with Yokoate-jima and Kannone-jima (NNE of Yokoate-jima) being post-caldera cones (Nakano et al., 2001-). Yokoate-sho (Yokoate Reef) and Kannone Kaikyu (Kannone Knoll) lie to NNW and NE of Yokoate-jima, respectively. Historical documents at the end of the Edo Period mention ash plumes from Yokoate-jima.