Tomariyama [Golovnin]

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.844°N
  • 145.504°E

  • 535 m
    1755 ft

  • 290010
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Most Recent Bulletin Report: November 1988 (SEAN 13:11) Citation IconCite this Report


Fumarolic activity

Fumarolic activity, concentrated at the foot of the lava dome, continued at a constant level. The temperature of the hot lake in the same area had not changed, but varied within the lake from 34 to 84°C. The temperature of the stream that flowed from the lake remained at 30-34°.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Tomariyama [Golovnin].

Bulletin Reports - Index


Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

04/1987 (SEAN 12:04) Moderate fumarolic and solfataric activity

11/1988 (SEAN 13:11) Fumarolic activity




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


April 1987 (SEAN 12:04) Citation IconCite this Report


Moderate fumarolic and solfataric activity

During a 6 November aerial survey, moderate fumarolic and solfataric activity was noted at the N foot of the E and W domes and along Goryachee Lake's S shore.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg and B. Piskunov, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.


November 1988 (SEAN 13:11) Citation IconCite this Report


Fumarolic activity

Fumarolic activity, concentrated at the foot of the lava dome, continued at a constant level. The temperature of the hot lake in the same area had not changed, but varied within the lake from 34 to 84°C. The temperature of the stream that flowed from the lake remained at 30-34°.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Eruptive History


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


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1848 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations Eastern explosion crater
1290 ± 20 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Kipyascheye lake, KnIV-4 tephra
4550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Tephra layer Kn-IV-12

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


An explosion crater on the floor of Golovnin caldera contains sulfur-encrusted fumarolic areas along the lake shore and beneath the lake, giving rise to its name, Kipyashchoe (Boiling Lake). Golovnin volcano, the southernmost in the Kuril Islands, forms the southern end of Kunashir Island, across the Nemuro Strait from Hokkaido. The gently sloping stratovolcano is truncated by a 4-5 km wide caldera with several lava domes on its floor. The only known historical eruption of Golovnin was an explosion in 1848.

Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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