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Akusekijima

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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
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Akusekijima.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Akusekijima.

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/).
See title for photo information.
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/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Japan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan
Year: 1988
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Japan
Title: (C) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: SWest
Publisher: Univ of Tokyo Press & Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Country: Japan
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (C) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: SWest
Title: Eastern Part of Tokara Gunto
Publisher: Maritime Safety Agency
Country: Japan
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Eastern Part of Tokara Gunto
Title: Japan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Japan
Title: Historical Japan
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Country: Japan
Year: 1984
Series: National Geographic
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,982,000
Map of Historical Japan
Title: Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Publisher: Geol Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1982
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Title: South Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of South Japan
Title: South Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of South Japan
Title: South Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Series: CIM 1:1 mil
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of South Japan
Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan
Title: Amami-O-Shima
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1954
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Amami-O-Shima
Title: Tokara-Gunto
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1952
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tokara-Gunto
Title: Kagoshima
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Kagoshima
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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