Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake

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  • 41.436°N
  • 141.056°E

  • 781 m
    2562 ft

  • 283892
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake.

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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.

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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/).
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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/).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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