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Kuchinoshima consists of two cones and a NW-SE-trending chain of lava domes. It is seen here from the NE. Two small villages, Nishinohama and Kuchinoshima, lie at the northern end of the island. The Maedake lava dome (left-center) forms the highest point on the 3 x 7 km island. 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/).

Kuchinoshima consists of two cones and a NW-SE-trending chain of lava domes. It is seen here from the NE. Two small villages, Nishinohama and Kuchinoshima, lie at the northern end of the island. The Maedake lava dome (left-center) forms the highest point on the 3 x 7 km island.

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/).

Keywords: island volcano | lava dome


Kuchinoshima