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Yake Dake volcano, Japan
Yake-dake, whose name means "Burning Mountain," rises above the popular resort of Kamikochi in the Northern Japan Alps.
It is seen here from Taisho-ike pond to its ENE.
The small andesitic stratovolcano contains a 300-m-wide crater at its summit, and explosion craters are found on the SE and northern flanks.
Frequent small-to-moderate phreatic eruptions have occurred during the 20th century from both summit and flank vents.
An eruption in 1915 produced a mudflow that created Taisho-ike pond and killed the trees in the foreground.
Yake-dake rises above the popular resort of Kamikochi in the Northern Japan Alps.
The small dominantly andesitic stratovolcano, one of several Japanese volcanoes named Yake-dake or Yake-yama ("Burning Peak" or "Burning Mountain"), was constructed astride a N-S-trending ridge between the older volcanoes of Warudani-yama and Shiratani-yama.
Akandana-yama, about 4 km SSW of Yake-dake, is a stratovolcano with lava domes that was active into the Holocene.
A 300-m-wide crater is located the summit of Yake-dake, and explosion craters are found on the SE and northern flanks.
Frequent small-to-moderate phreatic eruptions have occurred during the 20th century.
On February 11, 1995, a hydrothermal explosion in a geothermal area killed two persons at a highway construction site.
PHOTO SOURCE: Photo by Lee Siebert, 1977 (Smithsonian Institution). courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.
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