Kasuga 2

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.6°N
  • 143.637°E

  • -274 m
    -899 ft

  • 284135
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kasuga 2.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Kasuga 2. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kasuga 2 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.

Photo Gallery

Minami Kasuga (South Kasuga) submarine volcano is seen in this bathymetric view, looking from the SW with two times vertical exaggeration. Bathymetic data are overlaid on SeaBat data courtesy of Ko-ichi Nakamura, National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan. Minami Kasuga (also referred to as Kasuga 2) rises from about 3000 m depth to within 170 m of the sea surface. Two subsidiary cones are located low on the eastern flank. Active hydrothermal fields are located at the summit of Minami Kasuga, at the base of summit ridges, and on the lower flanks.

Image courtesy of NOAA vents program, 2006 (http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/06fire).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Kasuga 2 in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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