Nigorikawa

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 42.12°N
  • 140.45°E

  • 356 m
    1168 ft

  • 285805
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nigorikawa.

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

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

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

Photo Gallery


Steam rises from a geothermal plant on the north side of Nigorigawa caldera in SW Hokkaido. The caldera, located along the shores of Uchiura Bay WNW of Komaga-take volcano, was formed during a major explosive eruption about 12,900 +/- 270 years ago. The flat-bottomed caldera floor is criss-crossed by the roads and houses of the town of Nigorigawa, and a river of the same name drains the caldera to the NW through a notch in the caldera rim.

Copyrighed photo by Tadahide Ui (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 Nigorikawa in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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