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Minami Kasuga (South Kasuga) is the central of three NNE-SSW trending volcanoes forming the Kasuga seamount chain, which trends SSE from the volcanic front of the Izu-Marianas arc. Minami Kasuga (also referred to as Kasuga 2) rises from about 3000 m depth to within 170 m of the sea surface and is the highest and largest volume of the three volcanoes. Two subsidiary cones are located low on the eastern flank. The morphology of Minami Kasuga is more complex than Kasuga 1 volcano to the north, and prominent ridges separate slopes of interspersed volcaniclastic and lava flow fields. Radionuclide decay rates indicate an age for Minami Kasuga of less than 8000 years and probably less than 1000 years; radium/thorium disequilibrium ratios suggest the flows may be only a few centuries old (Fryer et al., 1997). Active hydrothermal fields are located at the summit of Minami Kasuga, at the base of summit ridges, and on the lower flanks.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Minami Kasuga. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Minami Kasuga 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.
|Kasuga 2 | Kasuga-Minaminoba | Fukujin-Nakanoba|
|Minami Kasuga (South Kasuga) submarine volcano is seen in this bathymetric view, looking from the SW with two times vertical exaggeration. Bathymetic data are overlaid on SeaBat data courtesy of Ko-ichi Nakamura, National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan. Minami Kasuga (also referred to as Kasuga 2) rises from about 3000 m depth to within 170 m of the sea surface. Two subsidiary cones are located low on the eastern flank. Active hydrothermal fields are located at the summit of Minami Kasuga, at the base of summit ridges, and on the lower flanks.
Image courtesy of NOAA vents program, 2006 (http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/06fire).
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.
Fryer P, Gill J B, Jackson M C, 1997. Volcanological and tectonic evolution of the Kasuga seamounts, northern Mariana Trough: Alvin submersible investigations. J Volc Geotherm Res, 79: 277-311.
Japan Meteorological Agency, 1996. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (second edition). Tokyo: Japan Meteorological Agency, 502 p (in Japanese).