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  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 29.465°N
  • 129.594°E

  • 555 m
    1820 ft

  • 282022
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Akusekijima.

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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.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Akusekijima. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Akusekijima page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Akusekijima.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Akusekijima.

Photo Gallery

The island of Akuseki-jima is seen in an aerial perspective from the SW looking along the Ryukyu Island chain in this computer-generated graphic image. The high point of the island is 586-m-high Mitake (left). Suwanose-jima is the next volcano to the NE, and Nakano-shima lies on the far right horizon.

Photo courtesy of Bird's-Eye Japan (http://www.medianetjapan.com/2/town/internet_computer/birds/).
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Akuseki-jima is seen from the north with the Omune lava flow forming a plateau in the foreground. The dacitic lava flow, the youngest product of the volcano, has a youthful morphology and lacks overlying tephra layers, suggesting a young age. Akuseki-jima is a small, 584-m-high stratovolcano in the southern Ryukyu Islands that consists of two older somma volcanoes, Biro-yama and Naka-dake. Mi-take lava dome (right) forms the high point of the small 2.5 x 3.2 km wide island.

Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano, 2004 (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Akusekijima in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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