Photo of this volcano
  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Shield(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.688°N
  • 138.519°E

  • 2041 m
    6694 ft

  • 283121
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Shiga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Shiga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Shiga.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Shiga. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Shiga page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Shiga.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Shiga.

Photo Gallery

Yokote-yama shield volcano of the Shiga volcanic complex is seen from Kasaga-take to its west. Ski trails are prominent in this summer view of the Shiga-Kogen (Shiga Plateau), a popular winter sports destination on the border between Nagano and Gumma Prefectures. The Shiga volcanic complex is located immediately north of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and consists of a group of small shield volcanoes and pyroclastic cones.

Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, and Geol Surv Japan, AIST,
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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