Kurikoma Volcano | John Seach

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(Okomayama)
Honshu, Japan

38.95 N, 140.78 E
summit elevation 1628 m
stratovolcano

Kurikoma volcano is located in northern Honshu. The volcano has a 4 km wide caldera which contains Tsurugi-dake cone. Higashi-Kurikoma is a stratovolcano located in the west.
Magusa-dake volcano is located in the west. Daichigamori lava cone and Aguroshi-yama pyroclastic cone is located in the south.

Eruptions at Kurikoma volcano
Lava flows are the main eruption product at the volcano. Magmatic eruptions began 500,000 years ago, and produced the southern volcanic row. This was followed by lava flows from central vents which produced Higashi-Kurikoma which was active from 0.4 to 0.1 Ma. Magusadake was active from 0.45 to 0.1 Ma. The most recent eruption occurred at Tsurugidake lava dome in Sukawa crater, on the northern portion of Kurikoma volcano.

2008 Earthquake
On 14th June 2008, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit 20 km NW of the volcano.
Hot volcanic plumes were observed at Kurikoma Volcano on 17th June 2008, three days after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake.

Kurikoma Volcano Eruptions

1950, 1946, 1944, 1783?, 1744, 1726.