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Iwate Volcano, Japan

Iwate Volcano, Japan, Volcano photo


Iwate Volcano, Japan

Seen from the SW, Iwate stratovolcano on Japan's northern island of Honshu, has an elongated profile.

The extensively dissected Onogajo volcano forms the older, western part of Iwate and is truncated by the 1.8 x 3 km Nishi-Iwate caldera.

The smoother slopes at the right are formed by ejecta from the younger Yakushi-dake cone, which was constructed on the eastern rim of the caldera.

PHOTO SOURCE: Hidenori Togari 1994, Hokkaido University, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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