Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.664°N
  • 142.854°E

  • 2291 m
    7514 ft

  • 285060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Taisetsuzan.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Taisetsuzan.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Taisetsuzan.

Eruptive History

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1739 (after) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Asahi-dake
0550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Asahi-dake, Ash-b tephra
1450 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Asahi-dake, As-B tephra
2800 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Asahi-dake, As-A tephra
3200 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Asahi-dake, Asahi Scoria deposit

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

A solfatara field and recent explosion craters occupy the western slope of Asahi-dake, one of the Daisetsu group volcanoes in central Hokkaido. Daisetsu (also known as Taisetsu) is a complex group of stratovolcanoes and lava domes associated with a small, 2-km-wide caldera. Asahi-dake, the highest peak of the complex, was constructed 3 km SW of the center of the caldera. In contrast to the neighboring Tokachi volcano group, no historical eruptions are known from Daisetsu.

Photo by Ichio Moriya, 1993 (Kanazawa University).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites