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Yufu-Tsurumi

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  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Lava dome(s)
  • 867 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 33.282°N
  • 131.39°E

  • 1584 m
    5196 ft

  • 282130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Yufu-Tsurumi.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Yufu-Tsurumi.

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 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0867 Mar 4 0867 May 4 ± 15 days Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
0771 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
0200 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Yufu-dake summit and N flank (Ikeshiro)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Yufu-Tsurumi.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Yufu-Tsurumi.

Photo Gallery

Yufu-dake, the westernmost of the two large lava dome complexes of Tsurumi volcano, rises to the NE of the city of Yufu in northern Kyushu. Three smaller lava domes are located on the north flank of the eastern dome, Tsurumi. Only a single eruption from Tsurumi volcano, in 867 CE, is known in historical time. The colorful hot spring pools and mudpots of Beppu, one of Japan's most noted thermal areas, are a major tourist attraction at the coastal city of Beppu, east of the volcano.

Photo by Yukio Hayakawa, 1994 (Gunma University).
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, South Korea
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan, S Korea
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Japan, South Korea
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: Geol Map of Aso Volcano
Publisher: Geol Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1985
Series: Gmap of Volcanoes
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Geol Map of Aso Volcano
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
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: 1983
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Japan
Title: Geol Map of Hohi Geothermal Area
Publisher: Geol Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1982
Series: USGS-MM
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Geol Map of Hohi Geothermal Area
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: Central 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 Central 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
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of South Japan
Title: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central Japan
Title: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central 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: Yahoga-take
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Yahoga-take
Title: Kikuchi
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Kikuchi
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: Miyanoharu
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1977
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Miyanoharu
Title: Aso-san
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1977
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Aso-san
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: (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: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1966
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central Japan
Title: Kumamoto
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1952
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Kumamoto
Title: Kokura
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1952
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Kokura
Title: Kumamoto
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Kumamoto
Title: Waifu
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Waifu
Title: Aso-Zan
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Aso-Zan
Title: Nagasaki
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Nagasaki
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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