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Kita-Ioto

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  • Japan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1945 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25.424°N
  • 141.284°E

  • 792 m
    2598 ft

  • 284110
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kita-Ioto.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kita-Ioto.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Kita-Ioto.

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

There is data available for 19 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 2003 Nov 4 ] [ 2003 Nov 4 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 2003 Mar 10 ] [ 2003 Mar 10 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 2002 Feb 28 ] [ 2002 Feb 28 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 2001 Oct 29 ] [ 2001 Oct 29 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 2000 Oct 30 ] [ 2000 Oct 30 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 2000 Jan 25 ] [ 2000 Jan 26 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1999 Sep 7 ] [ 1999 Sep 16 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1998 Oct 27 ] [ 1998 Oct 27 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1998 May 21 ] [ 1998 May 21 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1997 Mar 10 ] [ 1997 Mar 10 ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1989 Jul 16 ± 15 days ] [ 1989 Jul 16 ± 15 days ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1987 Aug 16 ± 15 days ] [ 1987 Aug 16 ± 15 days ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1983 Jul 16 ± 15 days ] [ 1983 Jul 16 ± 15 days ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1982 Jun 16 ± 15 days ] [ 1982 Jun 16 ± 15 days ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1968 Aug 16 ± 15 days ] [ 1968 Aug 16 ± 15 days ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
[ 1953 May 16 ± 15 days ] [ 1953 May 16 ± 15 days ] Uncertain 0   Funka-Asane
1930 1945 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Funka-Asane
1880 1889 Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Funka-Asane
1780 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations Funka-Asane
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kita-Ioto.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kita-Ioto.

Photo Gallery

Kita-Iwo-jima is seen from a ship west of the island. No historical eruptions have occurred from the deeply eroded Kita-Iwo-jima stratovolcano, which forms a steep-sided cone rising 792 m above the sea. However, eruptions have been recorded since the 18th century from Funka-Asane, a submarine vent about 2 km NW of the island. Kita-Iwo-jima ("North Sulfur Island") is the northernmost of the Kazan Retto (Volcano Islands), located in the middle of the Izu-Marianas arc.

Copyrighted photo by Toshitsugu Yamazaki (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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Publisher: Geol Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1982
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan
Title: Ogasawara-Gunto
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Ogasawara-Gunto
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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