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  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 50 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.106°N
  • 137.554°E

  • 3026 m
    9925 ft

  • 283060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
0050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology
7250 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Ichino-ike, Kuraigahara tephra
7700 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Kengamine
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Norikuradake.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Norikuradake.

Photo Gallery

The summit of On-take volcano provides a grand perspective of the Northern Japan Alps on the horizon. Norikura volcano, another massive Holocene stratovolcano, forms the broad massif in the middle distance. On-take is constructed within a largely buried 4 x 5 km caldera. Ichino-ike ("First Pond"), in the foreground, is one of a series of small explosion craters that cut the broad summit along a NNE-trending line. On-take's first historical eruption in 1979 followed a lengthy period of quiescence.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
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The broad summit of Norikura volcano contains many small peaks and craters. The east (right) side of Enko-dake (center) is cut by the Kamega-ike explosion crater. Tsuruga-ike, another explosion crater, is the pond in the center of the photo. Norikura volcano consists of a group of small andesitic stratovolcanoes and craters arranged along a N-S line above a ridge crest at the southern part of the Northern Japan Alps. The latest activity occurred during the Holocene, and the last eruption took place at the summit crater of Ichino-ike.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1977 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Ebisu-dake lava dome in the background and Tsuruga-ike crater lake at the lower right occupy part of the elongated summit complex of Norikura volcano in central Honshu. A highway leads to the summit of this 3026-m-high volcano in Japan's Chubu Sangaku National Park.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 3 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 113864 Andesite -- --
NMNH 113865 Scoria -- --
NMNH 113866 Hornblende Andesite -- --
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