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Nakanoshima

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  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1914 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 29.859°N
  • 129.857°E

  • 979 m
    3211 ft

  • 282040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nakanoshima.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Nakanoshima.

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

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

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1949 Oct ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1   On-take
1914 Jan Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations On-take
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nakanoshima.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nakanoshima.

Photo Gallery

The 9-km-long island of Nakano-shima is seen in an aerial perspective from the SE in this computer-generated graphic image. On-take, the 980-m-high peak at the far end of the island, is the historically active volcano of Nakano-shima. The southern part of the island consists of an older dissected volcano primarily composed of pyroclastic rocks. Kuchino-shima (upper right) lies NE of Nakano-shima.

Photo courtesy of Bird's-Eye Japan (http://www.medianetjapan.com/2/town/internet_computer/birds/).
See title for photo information.
Nakano-shima island is seen here from a beach on Kuchino-shima to the NNE. The active andesitic cone on On-take, with a summit crater that fills with water during the rainy season, forms the conical peak at the right. The 9 x 5 km island of Nakano-shima is surrounded by coral reefs. A flat plateau separates an older dissected volcano on the south from On-take. Only very minor activity has been reported in historical time.

Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano, 2005 (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: Computer Generated Geologic Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1990
Series: No 22
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Computer Generated Geologic Map of Japan
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: 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: Japan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of 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: 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: Vicinity of Yakusima
Publisher: Maritime Safety Agency
Country: Japan
Year: 1976
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Vicinity of Yakusima
Title: Distribution Map of Hot Springs in Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1975
Series: 1:2,000,000
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Distribution Map of Hot Springs in Japan
Title: Kuchino-shima
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1974
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:25,000
Map of Kuchino-shima
Title: (Japanese) Geol map of Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1974
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (Japanese) Geol map of Japan
Title: Landform Classification
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown (Land)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Landform Classification
Title: Land Use
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown (Land)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Land Use
Title: Population Distribution
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Population Distribution
Title: River Systems
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of River Systems
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: Kusagaki-Jima
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1952
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Kusagaki-Jima
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 Nakanoshima in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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