Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11804
Nakanoshima island is seen here from a beach on Kuchinoshima to the NNE. The active cone of Ontake to the right has a summit crater that fills with water during the rainy season. The 9 x 5 km island is surrounded by coral reefs, and a flat plateau separates it from an older dissected volcano to the south. Minor activity has been reported in historical time.
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/).
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