Hiuchigatake

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.955°N
  • 139.285°E

  • 2356 m
    7728 ft

  • 283131
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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
1544 Jul 28 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Miike-dake lava dome
6050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Akanagure lava dome

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.

Photo Gallery


Snow-capped Hiuchi volcano rises above Ozenuma lake, a popular hiking destination in Nikko National Park, in this aerial view from the SE. Two lava domes at the southern end of the summit of Hiuchi stratovolcano have been active during the Holocene. The northern dome produced viscous lava flows about 3500 years ago, and the southern dome was the source of an explosive eruption in 1544 CE.

Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano, 1996 (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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