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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 33.282°N
  • 131.39°E

  • 1584 m
    5196 ft

  • 282130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

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)

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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).
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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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