Akuseki-jima

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  • 29.461°N
  • 129.597°E

  • 584 m
    1916 ft

  • 282022
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Akuseki-jima. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.

Furuyama K, Daishi M, Nagao K, Eguchi M, 2002. The discovery of young dacite lava in Akuseki-jima Island, Tokara Islands, Japan. Bull Volc Soc Japan (Kazan), 47: 751-755.

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/.

Akuseki-jima is a small, 584-m-high stratovolcano in the southern Ryukyu Islands that rises about 800 above the sea floor. Most of the island is surrounded by steep cliffs, and beaches are found only on the SW and SE sides. The andesitic-dacitic volcano consists of two older somma volcanoes, Biro-yama and Naka-dake. Mi-take lava dome forms the high point of the small 2.5 x 3.2 km wide island. The dacitic Omune lava flow on the NE flank was Potassium-Argon dated at <80,000 yrs Before Present, and its youthful morphology and lack of overlying tephra layers suggests it could be as young as the Holocene (Furuyama et al., 2002). The lava flow, the youngest product of Akuseki-jima volcano, forms a low-angle plateau overlying cliffs forming the northern coast.