Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10530
The small Kanpu stratovolcano on the Oga Peninsula along the Japan Sea coast NW of Akita City is seen here from the west. The small Kanpu stratovolcano lies on the Oga Peninsula along the Japan Sea coast NW of Akita City. It was at one time considered to be Holocene or even historical in age, but later work has shown it to be of late-Pleistocene age. The report on the 1810 "eruption" submitted to the Shognate was manufactured by the people of the Akita Clan in Edo ( present Tokyo) in order to receive reimbursement for damaged crops.
Copyrighted photo by Kazuhiko Kano (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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