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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 29.461°N
  • 129.597°E

  • 584 m
    1916 ft

  • 282022
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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

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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 Akuseki-jima in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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