Rausudake

Photo of this volcano
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 44.076°N
  • 145.122°E

  • 1660 m
    5445 ft

  • 285082
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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
1800 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology
1350 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Ra1 tephra
0550 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Ra2 tephra
0080 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) SW flank (Tencho-zan), Ten-a tephra
0270 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Ra3-Ra8 tephras

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


Rausu volcano, seen here from the SW at Shiretoko Pass, is a small stratovolcano in NE Hokkaido. Rausu is located 5 km SW of Shiretoko-Iwo-san volcano along the crest of the elongated NE-trending ridge forming the Shiretoko Peninsula. Explosive eruptions have taken place several times during the Holocene, including eruptions of pumiceous tephras about 2200 and 1500 years ago. Recent work has documented a pyroclastic-flow deposit from Rausu that overlies the 1739 tephra from Tarumai volcano.

Copyrighted photo by Yoshihiko Goto (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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