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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 42.88°N
  • 140.63°E

  • 1308 m
    4290 ft

  • 285031
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
4900 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology

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Photo Gallery

Onuma lake in the foreground is surrounded by Iwaonupuri (the large peak in the background), Nitonupuri, and Waisuhorun volcanoes. The latter two are located on the NW slope of Iwaonupuri volcano. The younger left-side lava dome of Iwaonupuri volcano overlies the older right side dome. The contact is at the white, fumarolically altered area on the right-center horizon. The eastern slope of Nitonupuri lava dome is seen at the right foreground.

Photo by Yutaka Kodama, 1996 (Hokkaido University).
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Chisenupuri volcano, seen here from the SE, is a lava dome that overlies the massive lava flow at the left. Chisenupuri is part of the Niseko volcano group, a cluster of small stratovolcanoes and lava domes.

Photo by Yutaka Kodama, 1995 (Hokkaido University).
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Several peaks of the Niseko volcano complex are seen in this view taken from the east at the summit of Chisenupuri volcano. From front to back are the forested Nitonupuri volcano, light-colored, flat-topped Iwaonupuri, and twin-peaked Niseko-Annupuri. Yotei volcano is visible in the distance to the right of Niseko-Annupuri.

Photo by Yutaka Kodama, 1995 (Hokkaido University).
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Volcanoes and calderas fill much of this NASA Shuttle Radar Tomography (SRTM) image of southern Hokkaido with north to the upper left. Usu volcano (bottom center) lies south of Toya caldera. The smaller caldera to the right along the Pacific Ocean is Kuttara. Tarumai and Eniwa volcanoes lie on the estern and western sides, respectively, of Shikotsu caldera (upper right). The conical white peak at left-center is Yotei volcano; Niseko volcano is along the ridge to its left. The city of Sapporo lies at the base of the mountains (top-center).

NASA Shuttle Radar Tomography Mission image, 2000 (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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