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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 24.417°N
  • 141.417°E

  • -73 m
    -239 ft

  • 284121
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



1954 CE

-73 m / -239 ft


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Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Crustal thickness unknown


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Geological Summary

Kita-Fukutokutai is a newly recognized submarine volcano halfway between the Ioto and Minami-Ioto islands. The volcano rises to within 73 m of the sea surface. Water discoloration was reported several times beginning in 1937, and floating pumice was seen in 1953-54. In 1988 a fishing boat reported an eruption column about 100 m high, although the report was not confirmed at the time. The Japan Meteorological Agency, which has responsibility for the oversight of Japanese volcanoes, has classified Kita-Fukutokutai as an active volcano.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Hayakawa Y, 1996. (pers. comm.).

Japan Meteorological Agency, 2013. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (fourth edition, English version). Japan Meteorological Agency.

Kudo T, Hoshizumi H, 2006-. Catalog of eruptive events within the last 10,000 years in Japan, database of Japanese active volcanoes. Geol Surv Japan, AIST,

Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST,

Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 2001 Oct 30 ] [ 2001 Oct 30 ] Uncertain 0   24.443 N, 141.378 E
[ 1988 Jan 27 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1  
[ 1959 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 0  
1953 1954 Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
[ 1947 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 0  
[ 1937 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 0  

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.