Shikaribetsu Group

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  • 43.312°N
  • 143.096°E

  • 1401 m
    4595 ft

  • 285062
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Evidence Uncertain

1401 m / 4595 ft


Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Rock Types

Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)


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Within 10 km
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Geological Summary

Shikaribetsu volcano consists of a group of andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes west and south of Lake Shikaribetsu in central Hokkaido. The youngest domes, which were mapped as Holocene (Japan Association of Quaternary Research, 1987), were constructed along a ENE-WSW line south of the lake. The age of the latest eruptions is not known precisely, but is less than 20,000 years (Nakano et al., 2001-). The largest dome, Higashi-Nupukaushinupuri, was built at the SW, breached end of a horseshoe-shaped crater. Two or more large debris-avalanche deposits extend to the south.


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

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Japan Association Quaternary Research, 1987. Quaternary Maps of Japan: Landforms, Geology, and Tectonics. Tokyo: Univ Tokyo Press.

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

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


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Hakuun-zan Dome
Higashi-Nupukaushinupuri Dome
Nishi-Nupukaushinupuri Dome
Tenbo-san Dome

Photo Gallery

Shikaribetsu volcano, seen here from the SE, consists of a group of lava domes west and south of Lake Shikaribetsu. The youngest domes, which were mapped as Holocene, were constructed along a ENE-WSW line south of the lake. The largest dome, Higashi-Nupukaushi (left), was built at the breached SW end of a horseshoe-shaped crater, whose NE rim forms the small peak right of the summit. Two or more large debris-avalanche deposits extend to the south. No historical eruptions are known from the Shikaribetsu group.

Photo by Hiromitsu Yamagishi (Geological Survey of Hokkaido).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Shikaribetsu Group Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.