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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.571°N
  • 137.59°E

  • 2621 m
    8597 ft

  • 283080
  • 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 7 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1858 Apr 8 ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
1839 Jun 10 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Jigoku-dani
1836 Jul 9 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations Jigoku-dani
[ 0704 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
0900 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Jigoku-dani
3200 BCE ± 2100 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Jigoku-dani
7300 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Jigoku-dani

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Midagahara.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Midagahara.

Photo Gallery

Lake-filled Mikuriga-ike explosion crater is part of Tate-yama, a dissected stratovolcano on a plateau surrounded by high granite-and-gneiss peaks of the North Japan Alps. Formation of a 4-km-wide caldera was followed by repeated Pleistocene eruptions of lava and pyroclastics forming a plateau that was later dissected by the Yu-kawa river. Holocene eruptions have been restricted to small phreatic explosions that formed craters, such as the one seen here. Hot springs occur in seven locations on the floor of the poorly defined caldera.

Photo by Ichio Moriya, 1992 (Kanazawa University).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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