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Kurikomayama

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  • Japan
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1950 CE
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  • Last Known Eruption
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  • 38.961°N
  • 140.788°E

  • 1627 m
    5338 ft

  • 283210
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 29 May-4 June 2019 Citation IconCite this Report

JMA raised the Alert Level for Kurikomayama 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 Kurikomayama 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 Kurikomayama.

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 7 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1950 Jan 15 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1950 Jan 15 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Audible Sounds
1950 Jan 15    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1946 Nov 24 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode SE of Tsurugi-yama
1946 Nov 24 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at SE of Tsurugi-yama

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Lahar or Mudflow
1946 Nov 24    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1944 Nov 20 - 1944 Dec Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1944 Nov 20 - 1944 Dec Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity weak or small
   - - - -    - - - - Lahar or Mudflow
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
1944 Nov 20    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1783 ] Uncertain Eruption

1744 Feb 3 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1744 Feb 3 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity Uncertain
1744 Feb 3    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1726 ± 10 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Tsurugi-yama
1726 ± 10 years - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Tsurugi-yama

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity Uncertain
1726 ± 10 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1450 ± 50 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1450 ± 50 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
1450 ± 50 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

3540 BCE ± 2480 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
3540 BCE ± 2480 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 1 Events for Episode 1

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

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2011 Mar 11 - 2011 Mar 11 [Subsidence; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2011 Mar 11 Stop Date: 2011 Mar 11 Direction: Subsidence Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 8.000 cm Spatial Extent: 20.00 km Latitude: 39.000 Longitude: 141.000

Remarks: Subsidence of plutonic bodies triggered by Mw 9.0 Tohoku earthquake

Figure (see Caption)

Close-up interferograms. Blue squares indicate geothermal power plants. GEONET stations are indicated by numbered circles, with the colour inside indicating the GPS displacements in the LOS direction.

From: Takada and Fukushima 2013.


Reference List: Takada and Fukushima 2013; Ozawa and Fujita 2013.

Full References:

Ozawa T, Fujita E, 2013. Local deformations around volcanoes associated with the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 390-405. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JB009129

Takada and Fukushima, 2013. Volcanic subsidence triggered by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Nature Geoscience, 6: 637-641.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kurikomayama.

GVP Map Holdings

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. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Computer Generated Geologic Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1990
Series: No 22
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Computer Generated Geologic Map of Japan

Title: Japan, South Korea
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan, S Korea
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Japan, South Korea

Title: (A) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: NEast
Publisher: Univ of Tokyo Press & Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Country: Japan
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (A) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: NEast

Title: (B) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: Central
Publisher: Univ of Tokyo Press & Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Country: Japan
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (B) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: Central

Title: Japan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan
Year: 1985
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Japan

Title: Historical Japan
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Country: Japan
Year: 1984
Series: National Geographic
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,982,000
Map of Historical Japan

Title: Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Publisher: Geol Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1982
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas

Title: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Series: CIM 1:1 mil
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central Japan

Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Series: CIM 1:1 mil
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan

Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan

Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan

Title: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central Japan

Title: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central Japan

Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan

Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan

Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan

Title: Distribution Map of Hot Springs in Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1975
Series: 1:2,000,000
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Distribution Map of Hot Springs in Japan

Title: (Japanese) Geol map of Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1974
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (Japanese) Geol map of Japan

Title: Landform Classification
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown (Land)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Landform Classification

Title: Land Use
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown (Land)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Land Use

Title: Population Distribution
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Population Distribution

Title: River Systems
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1972
Series: from Natl Atlas Japan
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of River Systems

Title: Central Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1966
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central Japan

Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1966
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan

Title: Sendai
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1954
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sendai

Title: Numasawa-Numa
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Numasawa-Numa

Title: Sendai
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Sendai
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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