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Midagahara

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  • Japan
  • Nankai Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano
  • 1839 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.571°N
  • 137.59°E

  • 2621 m
    8599 ft

  • 283080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 29 May-4 June 2019 Citation IconCite this Report

JMA raised the Alert Level for Midagahara to 1 (the lowest level on a 5-level scale) on 30 May due to an undescribed potential for increased activity at the crater.

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Weekly Reports - Index


2019: May


29 May-4 June 2019 Citation IconCite this Report

JMA raised the Alert Level for Midagahara to 1 (the lowest level on a 5-level scale) on 30 May due to an undescribed potential for increased activity at the crater.

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)


The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Midagahara.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 5 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 1858 Apr 8 ] Discredited Eruption

1839 Jun 10 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Jigoku-dani
1839 Jun 10 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Jigoku-dani

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
1839 Jun 10    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1836 Jul 9 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Jigoku-dani
1836 Jul 9 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Jigoku-dani

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
1836 Jul 9    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 0704 ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0704 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

0900 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Jigoku-dani
0900 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at Jigoku-dani

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity

3200 BCE ± 2100 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Jigoku-dani
3200 BCE ± 2100 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Jigoku-dani

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Ash

7300 BCE ± 1000 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Jigoku-dani
7300 BCE ± 1000 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Jigoku-dani

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Midagahara.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Midagahara.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Midagahara in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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