Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake

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  • 41.436°N
  • 141.056°E

  • 781 m
    2562 ft

  • 283892
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Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake, on the Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost volcano on the island of Honshu. The 781-m-high andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano is Pleistocene in age, with dated activity during an interval ranging from about 700,000 to 50,000 years ago, although fumarolic activity continues at the volcano.

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

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.



Synonyms
Shimokita-Hiuchi | Simokita-Hiuti
The prominent Shimokita Peninsula lies at the NE tip of Honshu. Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake, the northernmost volcano on Honshu, lies in the north-central part of the peninsula, just above and to the left of the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image with north (and part of the island of Hokkaido) at the upper left. The 781-m-high andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano is Pleistocene in age, although fumarolic activity continues. Osore-yama volcano lies below Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake near the southern coast of the peninsula, north of Mutsu Bay.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS106-720-2, 2000 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake, on the Shimokita Peninsula, is seen here from the NW. Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake is the northernmost volcano on the island of Honshu. The 781-m-high andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano is Pleistocene in age, with dated activity during an interval ranging from about 700,000 to 50,000 years ago, although fumarolic activity continues at the volcano.

Copyrighted photo by Hideaki Hatano, 2005 (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/).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.aist.go.jp/RIODB/strata/VOL_JP/.

Ono K, Soya T, Mimura K, 1981. Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan Map Ser, no 11, 2nd edition, 1:2,000,000.

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.