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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Shiga.
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The Shiga volcanic complex immediately north of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano consists of a group of small andesitic shield volcanoes and pyroclastic cones. A large lava plateau was erupted between about 300,000 to 200,000 years ago. The latest activity occurred between about 250,000 and 10,000 years ago (Nakano et al., 2001-). The Shiga-Kogen (Shiga Plateau) area is a popular winter sports destination.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Shiga. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Shiga page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.
|Shiga-Kogen | Siga|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Kasaga-take||Shield volcano||2076 m|
|Yokote-yama||Shield volcano||2305 m|
|Yokote-yama shield volcano of the Shiga volcanic complex is seen from Kasaga-take to its west. Ski trails are prominent in this summer view of the Shiga-Kogen (Shiga Plateau), a popular winter sports destination on the border between Nagano and Gumma Prefectures. The Shiga volcanic complex is located immediately north of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and consists of a group of small shield volcanoes and pyroclastic cones.
Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.
Hayakawa Y, 1994. A catalog of the volcanic eruptions during the last 2000 years in Japan. Sci Rpt Fac Education Gumma Univ, (in Japanese with English abs).
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.