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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11797

Gaja-jima volcano, which lies east of the main arc Ryukyu arc, is located WNW of Nakano-shima.  Gaja-jima is seen here from the NE with a collapse scarp in the center of the image below the summit.  The andesitic stratovolcano reaches 497 m above sea level.  Kogaja-jima (Little Gaja Island) lies ESE of Gaja-jima. Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano, 2005 (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/).

Gaja-jima volcano, which lies east of the main arc Ryukyu arc, is located WNW of Nakano-shima. Gaja-jima is seen here from the NE with a collapse scarp in the center of the image below the summit. The andesitic stratovolcano reaches 497 m above sea level. Kogaja-jima (Little Gaja Island) lies ESE of Gaja-jima.

Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano, 2005 (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/).


Gajajima