Kurikomayama

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  • Japan
  • Honshu
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1950 CE
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.961°N
  • 140.788°E

  • 1627 m
    5337 ft

  • 283210
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  • Summit
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There are no activity reports for Kurikomayama.



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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
1950 Jan 15 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1946 Nov 24 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations SE of Tsurugi-yama
1944 Nov 20 1944 Dec Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
[ 1783 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1744 Feb 3 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1726 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations Tsurugi-yama
1450 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Tephrochronology
3540 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology

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.

Fujinawa A, Fujita K, Takahashi M, Umeda K, Hayashi S, 2001. Development history of Kurikoma volcano, northeast Japan. Bull Volc Soc Japan (Kazan), 46: 269-284 (in Japanese with English abs).

Japan Meteorological Agency, 2013. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (fourth edition, English version). Japan Meteorological Agency.

Japan Meteorological Agency, 1996. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (second edition). Tokyo: Japan Meteorological Agency, 502 p (in Japanese).

Kudo T, Hoshizumi H, 2006-. Catalog of eruptive events within the last 10,000 years in Japan, database of Japanese active volcanoes. Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/db099/eruption/index.html.

Kuno H, 1962. Japan, Taiwan and Marianas. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 11: 1-332.

Murayama I, 1987. Volcanoes of Japan (I). Tokyo: Daimedo, 315 p (2nd edition, in Japanese).

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/.

The summit of Kurikomayama volcano is cut by a 4-km-wide caldera breached to the north that is partially filled by the Tsurugi-dake central cone, once mined for sulfur. The complex andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano was constructed over a relatively high basement of welded and unwelded Tertiary dacitic tuffs and sedimentary rocks and thus has a smaller volume than its height suggests. Early stage eruptions beginning about 500,000 years ago produced lava flows to the north and south, followed by growth of the Higashi-Kurikoma (East Kurikoma) stratovolcano. Magusadake volcano on the western side of the complex was active until about 100,000 years ago. Construction of the main cone concluded with lava flows to the E, SE, and W. Daichigamori lava dome and Aguroshi-yama pyroclastic cone are located on the southern flank. Minor phreatic eruptions have occurred in historical time from the central cone.