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Mount Ashitaka

mountain in Japan
View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama, woodblock print by Hiroshige

Mount Ashitaka (愛鷹山, Ashitakayama) is a Japanese volcanic complex in the area south-east of Mount Fuji.[1] Its highest peak is Mount Echizen-dake 1504 meters high, but Mount Ashitaka is named after its secondary peak, Ashitaka-yama, 1188 meters high.[2]

HistoryEdit

Mount Ashitaka erupted in the mid-Pleistocene epoch.[3] It last erupted about 100,000 years ago.[4] It is an extinct volcano.[5]

GalleryEdit

View of Mt Ashitaka in the middle front and Mt Fuji in the rear as seen from Jukkoku Pass

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chamberlina, Basil Hall. (1901). A Handbook for Travellers in Japan, p. 170.
  2. Karátson, D. "Erosion calderas: origins, processes, structural and climatic control," Bulletin of Volcanology Vol. 61 (1999), pp. 179 [PDF 6 of 20]; retrieved 2012-6-21.
  3. University of Tokyo, Volcano Research Center, "Geology of Fuji Volcano"; retrieved 2012-6-21.
  4. Kishimoto, Hiroshi et al. "Pyroclastic cone on southwestern flank of Ashikita Volcano," Japan Geoscience Union, 2010; retrieved 2012-6-21.
  5. Shizuoka Guide, "Overview of Mt Fuji; retrieved 2012-6-21.

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