Photo of this volcano
  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Caldera
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.599°N
  • 140.162°E

  • 552 m
    1811 ft

  • 283191
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Hijiori.

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

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

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Hijiori. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Hijiori 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 Hijiori.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Hijiori.

Photo Gallery

Hijiori volcano, seen here in an aerial view from the east, is a small, inconspicuous caldera located NE of the massive Pleistocene Gassan volcano. The town of Hijiori lies in the left foreground, along the banks of two rivers that transect the caldera floor. The low 2.5-km-wide caldera formed during a large eruption between about 9500 and 11,000 years Before Present accompanied by pyroclastic flows and tephra fall that extended to the east and reached the Pacific coast.

Copyrighted photo by Hiroshi Yagi (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/).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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