Shikotsu Volcano - John Seach

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Hokkaido, Japan

42.70 N, 141.33 E
summit elevation 1320 m
caldera

Shikotsu Volcano is composed of a 15 x 13 km diameter caldera. The caldera contains Japan's northernmost lake which doesn't feeeze in winter (Lake Shikotsu-ko).
The lake is 360 m deep and has 25 m underwater visibility.
In winter the Chitose-Shikotsuko-Hyobaku-matsuri Festival (Ice Fall Festival) features objects made out of ice from the lake water.

Shikotsu Volcano Eruptions

1981, 1978-79, 1978, 1954-55, 1954, 1953, 1951, 1951, 1944, 1936, 1936, 1933, 1931, 1928-29, 1928, 1926, 1923, 1921, 1920, 1919, 1918, 1917, 1909, 1894, 1894, 1887, 1886, 1885, 1883, 1874, 1871?, 1867, 1804-17, 1739, 1667.