Abu

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 34.5°N
  • 131.6°E

  • 641 m
    2102 ft

  • 283001
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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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
6850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Thermoluminescence Kasa-yama

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.

Photo Gallery


This forested lava dome is part of the 571-m-high Abu volcano group, located along the Japan Sea coast near the SW end of Honshu. The Abu volcanic field consists of lava flows and small shield volcanoes, some of which have associated cinder cones and lava domes. Abu volcano is of either late-Pleistocene or early Holocene age.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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