Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06451
A line of hikers at the lower left walk along a trail below the steaming summit of Chausudake, the active cone of the Nasudake volcanic complex. This volcano group consists of a N-S-trending cluster of stratovolcanoes and lava domes at the N end of the Kanto Plain. Chausudake is the youngest cone and began forming about 16,000 years ago. The last of six magmatic eruptions took place in 1408-1410 CE, when the youngest summit lava dome formed. More frequent smaller phreatic eruptions have occurred during historical time.
Photo by Yukio Hayakawa, 1994 (Gunma University).