Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01350
The Takachiho composite volcano, at the SE end of the Kirishima volcano group, consists of four overlapping edifices that are aligned in an E-W direction. The first eruptions built stratovolcanoes at the east and west ends of the complex. Thirdly, the Takachiho-no-mine volcano (upper right) was constructed. The last stage of activity produced Ohachi volcano at the western end (left). Its 500-m-wide crater has been the most active of the Kirishima volcano group during historical time.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft.
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