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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10536

Washibaike crater lies in the foreground with the granitic peaks of the Yari-Hodaka Range in the background to the S with Yarigatake (Spear Peak) in the center. The Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano group consists of a cluster of small shield volcanoes with possible lava domes. A tephra layer from Washibaike crater overlies the 6,300-year-old Akahoya Ash from Kikai volcano. 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/).

Washibaike crater lies in the foreground with the granitic peaks of the Yari-Hodaka Range in the background to the S with Yarigatake (Spear Peak) in the center. The Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano group consists of a cluster of small shield volcanoes with possible lava domes. A tephra layer from Washibaike crater overlies the 6,300-year-old Akahoya Ash from Kikai volcano.

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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Washiba-Kumonotaira