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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.453°N
  • 143.036°E

  • 2013 m
    6603 ft

  • 285061
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • 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
1898 Dec 3 (?) 1898 Dec 6 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Maru-yama (No. 1 crater)
1700 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (corrected) Maru-yama, My-b tephra

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

Hydrothermally altered rocks in the crater of Maru-yama lava dome are seen in the foreground of this aerial view from the NE. Maru-yama, which had a minor phreatic eruption in 1898, is part of the Nipesotsu-Maruyama volcano group, located in central Hokkaido east of Tokachi-dake volcano. The volcano group is composed of a number of overlapping andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcanoes and lava domes along a NW-SE trend.

Photo by Yukio Hayakawa, 1990 (Gunma University).
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Cross-country skiers in the saddle between Nipesotsu-dake stratovolcano and Maru-yama lava dome approach the south side of 2013-m-high Nipesotsu volcano. The Nipesotsu-Maruyama volcano group, located east of Tokachi-dake volcano, is composed of a number of overlapping andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes constructed along a NW-SE trend. A minor phreatic eruption took place at Maru-yama lava dome in 1898, and fumaroles are present on one of its summit craters.

Copyrighted photo by Yoshihiro Ishizuka, 1998 (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, and Geol Surv Japan, AIST,
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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