Volcanoes of Japan

Quaternary Volcanoes
Short and uniform information of all Quaternary volcanoes (ca. 2.6 Ma to the present), including active volcanoes


Active Volcanoes
Detailed information of volcanoes which have erupted within the past 10,000 years or with vigorous fumarolic activity


Geologic Map of Volcanoes in Japan (1:200,000) (in Japanese)
Digital geologic map of all terrastrial Quaternary volcanoes in Japanese Islands


Large-scale Eruption Database (in Japanese)
Characteristics, sequences, long-term and short-term precursors, and post-caldera activities of caldera-forming eruptions


Eruption Sequence Database (in Japanese)
Time-sequence of pyroclastic eruptions larger than VEI 5 compiled based on the observation records


Volcanic Ash Database
Database for the microscopic images of volcanic ash particles of representative volcanoes in Japan and world

Last modified on 15 Jul 2022
First created on 10 May 2013

update history (in Japanese)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Geological Survey of Japan


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