OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Daisetsu

Latitude (dd): 
43.70
Longitude (dd): 
142.90
Elevation (m): 
2290
Country: 
Japan
State (Province, etc): 
Hokkaido
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

Daisetsu, Hokkaido's tallest volcano, is made of overlapping stratovolcanoes, including Asahi-dake, the most recently active vent. A single historic eruption in 1400 was dated by tephrochronology. It was moderate in size (VEI=2) and explosive. Photograph of Asahi-dake and fumerole fields courtesy of Mike Lyvers.


Asahi-dake and fumerole fields. All photograph courtesy of Mike Lyvers.


Climbing the volcano.


Large blocks of the flank of Asahi-dake.


Source of Information:

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

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