Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11793
Nishimine, the western peak of Yokoatejima, is seen from the NW with a road visible at the left that reaches the summit crater. Yokoatejima is a small, 3.5-km-long island at the SW end of the Tokara island chain with two peaks, Higashimine to the E and Nishimine to the W. It is a post-caldera cone within a 7 x 10 km submarine caldera. Historical documents at the end of the Edo Period mention ash plumes.
Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano, 2004 (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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