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Norikuradake

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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
    9928 ft

  • 283060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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).
See title for photo information.
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).
See title for photo information.
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).
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: (B) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: Central
Publisher: Univ of Tokyo Press & Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Country: Japan
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (B) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: Central
Title: Japan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan
Year: 1985
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Japan
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
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
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: Takato
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1982
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Takato
Title: Suwa
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1981
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Suwa
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: 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: 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: Ina
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Ina
Title: Shiojiri
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1977
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Shiojiri
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: Fuji-San
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1954
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Fuji-San
Title: Nagano
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1954
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Nagano
Title: Kanazawa
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1953
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Kanazawa
Title: Nagoya
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1953
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Nagoya
Title: Nagoya
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Nagoya
Title: Osaka
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Osaka
Title: Kanazawa
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Kanazawa
Title: Tokyo
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Tokyo
Title: Sendai
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Sendai
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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