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  • Japan
  • Hokkaido
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1739 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.664°N
  • 142.854°E

  • 2291 m
    7514 ft

  • 285060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
1739 (after) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Asahi-dake
0550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Asahi-dake, Ash-b tephra
1450 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Asahi-dake, As-B tephra
2800 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Asahi-dake, As-A tephra
3200 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Asahi-dake, Asahi Scoria deposit

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.

Japan Association Quaternary Research, 1987. Quaternary Maps of Japan: Landforms, Geology, and Tectonics. Tokyo: Univ Tokyo Press.

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

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

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.

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/.

Newhall C G, Dzurisin D, 1988. Historical unrest at large calderas of the world. U S Geol Surv Bull, 1855: 1108 p, 2 vol.

The Taisetsuzan volcano group lies at the northern end of the Taisetsu-Tokachi graben in central Hokkaido. It consists of a complex group of stratovolcanoes and lava domes associated with a small, 2-km-wide caldera. The eight satellitic volcanoes are aligned along a ring fracture that is centered over the eastern rim of the caldera. Asahi-dake, the highest peak of the complex, was constructed 3 km SW of the center of the caldera. Other stratovolcanoes are located along a NE-SW line cutting through the caldera that trends toward the Tokachi volcano complex to the SW. In contrast to the Tokachi group, no historical eruptions are known, although the latest phreatic eruption took place sometime after 1739 AD. Fumarolic areas are located on Asahidake, where at one time sulfur was mined, and in the caldera.