Sanbesan

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 35.139°N
  • 132.621°E

  • 1126 m
    3693 ft

  • 283002
  • 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
0650 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
1920 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 4 Tephrochronology Taihei-zan
3550 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)

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Photo Gallery


The summit of Sanbe volcano in SW Honshu, the SW-most Holocene volcano on the island of Honshu, is cut by a caldera. Seen here from the south, the highest peak is called O-Sanbe (Male-Sanbe or Father-Sanbe). It is flanked by Me-Sanbe (Female-Sanbe) on the right, Ko-Sanbe (son) on the left, and Mago-Sanbe (grandson) in the center. Sanbe (also known as Sambe) had a large explosive eruption about 3700 years ago that originated form Taihei-zan lava dome (the lighter-colored area on the west side of the caldera).

Photo by Yoshinobu Tatsu, 1998 (Shimane Prefectural Sanbe Shizenkan Nature Museum).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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