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  • Japan
  • Northeast Japan Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano(es)
  • 4900 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 42.875°N
  • 140.659°E

  • 1,308 m
    4,291 ft

  • 285031
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Niseko.

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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 1 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

4900 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption
4900 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

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

There is no Deformation History data available for Niseko.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Niseko.

Photo Gallery

Onuma lake in the foreground is surrounded by Iwaonupuri (background), Nitonupuri, and Waisuhorun volcanoes. The latter two are located on the NW slope of Iwaonupuri. The younger lava dome (to the left) of Iwaonupuri overlies the older dome to the right. The contact is at the white altered area in the right-center. The eastern slope of Nitonupuri lava dome is seen at the right foreground.

Photo by Yutaka Kodama, 1996 (Hokkaido University).
Chisenupuri volcano, seen here from the SE, is a lava dome that overlies the massive lava flow to the left. It is part of the Niseko volcano group, a cluster of small cones and lava domes.

Photo by Yutaka Kodama, 1995 (Hokkaido University).
Several peaks of the Niseko volcano complex are seen in this view looking W from the Chisenupuri summit. From front to back are the forested Nitonupuri, light-colored, flat-topped Iwaonupuri, and Niseko-Annupuri. Yotei volcano is visible in the distance to the right of Niseko-Annupuri.

Photo by Yutaka Kodama, 1995 (Hokkaido University).
The Niseko complex is shown in this September 2019 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top; this image is approximately 18 km across). The complex contains multiple cones and lava domes including Chisenupuri, Iwaonupuri (the light area near the image center), Niseko-Annupuri, and Nitonupuri domes. The small crater near the lower right corner is Hangetsu-ko of Yoteizan volcano.

Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs Inc., 2019 (https://www.planet.com/).
GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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