Tokachi Volcanic Group

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Tokachi Volcanic Group
Tokachidake Volcano Group
Tokachidake Volcano Group Relief Map, SRTM-1.jpg
Relief Map
Highest point
Peak Mount Tokachi (Daisetsuzan)
Elevation 2,077 m (6,814 ft)
Coordinates 43°25′04″N142°41′11″E / 43.41778°N 142.68639°E / 43.41778; 142.68639 Coordinates: 43°25′04″N142°41′11″E / 43.41778°N 142.68639°E / 43.41778; 142.68639
Naming
Native name
Geography
CountryJapan
State Hokkaidō
Regions Kamikawa Subprefecture and Tokachi subprefecture
Districts Kamikawa (Ishikari), Kamikawa (Tokachi) and Sorachi
Municipalities Biei, Furano, Kamifurano, Minamifurano, Nakafurano and Shintoku
Biome alpine climate
Geology
Orogeny island arc
Age of rock Quaternary
Type of rock volcanic

Tokachi Volcanic Group (十勝火山群, Tokachi-kazangun) is a volcanic group of mainly stratovolcanoes arrayed along a southwest-northeast axis in Hokkaidō, Japan.

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The volcanic group lies on the Kurile arc of the Pacific ring of fire, and consists of andesite, basalt, and dacite stratovolcanoes and lava domes. The group gets its name from the highest peak in the group, Mount Tokachi. [1]

The most recent activity is centered on the northwest end.

List of volcanoes

The following table lists the mountains in the volcanic group. [1]

NameHeightType
Mount Tokachi (Daisetsuzan) (十勝岳, Tokachi-dake)2,077 metres (6,814 ft)Stratovolcano
Mount Biei (美瑛岳, Biei-dake)2,052.3 metres (6,733.3 ft)Stratovolcano
Mount Oputateshike (オプタテシケ山, Oputateshike-yama)2,013 metres (6,604 ft)
Mount Kamihorokamettoku (上ホロカメットク山, Kami-horokamettoku-san)1,920 metres (6,300 ft)Stratovolcano
Mount Furano (富良野岳, Furano-dake)1,912.1 metres (6,273.3 ft)Stratovolcano
Biei Fuji (美瑛富士, Biei-fuji)1,888 metres (6,194 ft)Stratovolcano
Mount Bebetsu (ベベツ岳, Bebetsu-dake)1,860 metres (6,100 ft)-

Other peaks include:

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References

  1. 1 2 "Quaternary Volcanoes in Japan". Geological Survey of Japan. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2008-07-24.