Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09607
Snow-covered Shiribetsu volcano is seen in a winter view rising to the NNE above farmlands near the west side of Lake Toya. Shiribetsu, located immediately SE of Yotei volcano, is a small, 1107-m-high stratovolcano that contains a 1.5-km-wide crater breached widely to the west. It was created by a massive debris avalanche that removed the summit, swept more than 7 km to the west, and formed a hummocky deposit at the SE foot of Yotei volcano, out of view to the left.
Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano (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/).
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