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Kurikomayama

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  • Japan
  • Composite (Stratovolcano)
  • 1950 CE
  • Country
  • Landform (Volc Type)
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 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

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1783 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity Uncertain
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage

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

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 Kurikomayama in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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