Hiuchi, also Hiuchigatake ( ja|燧ヶ岳) is a 2,356m tall stratovolcano mountain in Oze National Park, and located in Hinoemata Village, Minami-Aizu gun, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. This is the highest mountain in Tōhoku region.https://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/nps/park/oze/guide/view.html The volcano rises in the north of . It is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.


Hiuchi initially formed around 350,000 years ago. Around 160,000–170,000 years ago, Hiuchi erupted, creating a large pyroclastic flow deposit. At the summit of the volcano lie two lava domes, Akanagure (赤ナグレ) and Mi-ike (御池岳). Akanagure, the southern dome, produced a series of viscous lava flows that flowed down the southern and western parts of the volcano about 3500 years ago. Mi-ike is responsible for the only recorded activity.

Historic eruptions

1544 eruptions

The only recorded activity was on July 28, 1544. A moderate phreatic eruption at the Mi-ike Lava Dome produced lahars and an associated tephra layer.

See also

* Asteroid 6883 Hiuchigatake, named after Hiuchigatake * List of volcanoes in Japan


Further reading


External links

National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan: Hiuchigatake
- Japan Meteorological Agency

- Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
Global Volcanism Program: Hiuchigatake
- Smithsonian Institution

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