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Tomariyama [Golovnin]

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  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Caldera (Caldera)
  • 1848 CE
  • Country
  • Landform (Volc Type)
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.844°N
  • 145.504°E

  • 535 m
    1755 ft

  • 290010
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Most Recent Bulletin Report: November 1988 (SEAN 13:11) Citation IconCite this Report

Fumarolic activity

Fumarolic activity, concentrated at the foot of the lava dome, continued at a constant level. The temperature of the hot lake in the same area had not changed, but varied within the lake from 34 to 84°C. The temperature of the stream that flowed from the lake remained at 30-34°.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Tomariyama [Golovnin].

Bulletin Reports - Index

Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

04/1987 (SEAN 12:04) Moderate fumarolic and solfataric activity

11/1988 (SEAN 13:11) Fumarolic activity




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


April 1987 (SEAN 12:04) Citation IconCite this Report

Moderate fumarolic and solfataric activity

During a 6 November aerial survey, moderate fumarolic and solfataric activity was noted at the N foot of the E and W domes and along Goryachee Lake's S shore.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg and B. Piskunov, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.


November 1988 (SEAN 13:11) Citation IconCite this Report

Fumarolic activity

Fumarolic activity, concentrated at the foot of the lava dome, continued at a constant level. The temperature of the hot lake in the same area had not changed, but varied within the lake from 34 to 84°C. The temperature of the stream that flowed from the lake remained at 30-34°.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

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 3 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1848 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Eastern explosion crater
1848 - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported
 An eruption from the eastern explosion crater around the middle of the 19th century was listed by Gorshkov (CAVW, 1958). Gushchenko (1979) lists this eruption as occurring in 1848.

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Eastern explosion crater

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
1848    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1290 ± 20 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Kipyascheye lake, KnIV-4 tephra
1290 ± 20 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology
 Kipyascheye lake crater was formed during a phreatic eruption. The associated tephra layer (KnIV-4) was dated at 640-680 years BP on the basis of sedimentation rates (Raszhigaeva et al., 1998).

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Kipyascheye lake, KnIV-4 tephra

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

4550 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Tephra layer Kn-IV-12
4550 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology
 Tephra layer KnIV-12 underlies the Ma-f tephra from Mashu volcano in Hokkaido and is dated at about 6,500 years BP (Raszhgaeva et al., 1998).

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Tephra layer Kn-IV-12

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

There is no Deformation History data available for Tomariyama [Golovnin].

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tomariyama [Golovnin].

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 Tomariyama [Golovnin] in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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