Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01438
Hakusan is seen here from the W with the snow-covered peaks of Norikura and Ontake on the left and right horizons, respectively. Hakusan was constructed on a high basement of sedimentary rocks in a region of very heavy snowfall that has contributed to erosion. Historical eruptions were recorded over almost a thousand-year period until the 17th century.
Photo by Ishikawa Prefecture (courtesy Toshio Higashino, Haku-san Nature Conservation Center).