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  • Japan
  • Honshu
  • Shield(s)
  • Unknown
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.408°N
  • 137.594°E

  • 2924 m
    9591 ft

  • 283071
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There are no activity reports for Washiba-Kumonotaira.

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There are no Weekly Reports available for Washiba-Kumonotaira.

There are no Holocene eruptions known for Washiba-Kumonotaira. 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.

Hayakawa Y, 2009. . (pers. comm.).

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.

The Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano group consists of a cluster of small shield volcanoes with possible lava domes in a remote area in Chubu Sangaku National Park in the heart of the Northern Japan Alps. Iwagokekodani, an older Kumonotaira volcano was active from about 1-0.9 million years (Ma) . The younger Kumonotaira volcano was active about 0.3-0.1 Ma. Washiba-ike volcano is younger than 0.12 Ma (Nakano et al., 2001-). Hayakawa (2009 pers. comm.) indicated that the Washiba-ike explosion crater was formed in an area that post-dates the latest Pleistocene glaciation, and produced a tephra layer consisting of accretionary lapilli and fresh volcanic bombs.