Magnitude: VEI-7
Time: -4350 B.C.
Country: JAPAN

RYUKYUIS

This volcano erupted on -4350 B.C. in Japan where it released a signifant amount of explosivity , reaching a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 7 (VEI: 7). The VEI scale was developed by the USGS and is open-ended with the largest volcanoes in history given a magnitude 8. A value of 0 is given for non-explosive eruptions . This particular volcano, named Kikai is classified as a historical caldera and is perched at an elevation of 717ft.


Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Subaerial Neogene Arcs of Western Japan - porphyry copper
Subaerial parts of the Miocene and younger Kurile, Northeast Japan, Izu, Southwest Japan, and Ryukyu volcanic arcs

Related USGS Publications

ofr20141250 - 2015 - Proceedings of the 9th U.S.-Japan natural resources panel for earthquake research
70109244 - 2014 - Tsunami forecast by joint inversion of real-time tsunami waveforms and seismic of GPS data: application to the Tohoku 2011 tsunami



Latest Volcano Events

Recent Volcano activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
7
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
02-26-2010 T20:31:26.9
6.5
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
07-22-1768 T00:00:00
7.1
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
10-18-1995 T10:37:26.3
7.5
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
06-24-1901 T00:00:00
8
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
06-15-1911 T14:26:00
6.8
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
10-19-1995 T02:41:36.1
6.6
mag
RYUKYUISLANDS
07-18-1961 T14:04:00
6.6
mag
KYUSHUISLAND
10-18-1996 T10:50:20.8
6.7
mag
JAPAN
11-13-2015 T20:51:03
7.1
mag
SEIKAIDO
01-12-1914 T09:28:00




Volcano Measurement
volcano scale

Volcano Stats
agent P
total_deaths_description 3
year -4350
id 3
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location RyukyuIs
time -4350 B.C.
latitude 30.78
type Caldera
vei 7
status Historical
elevation 717
houses_destroyed_description 3
name Kikai
longitude 130.28
country Japan
deaths_description 3

Nearby Earthquakes
6.3
mag
NORTHKOREA:KAESONG
08-01-1385
6.5
mag
SOUTHKOREA:CHUNGCHONG
09-12-1700
5.4
mag
SOUTHKOREA:POHANG
11-15-2017 T05:29:32
6.8
mag
JAPAN:HONSHU:TAJIMA
05-23-1925 T02:09:45
5.4
mag
SOUTHKOREA:GYEONGJU
09-12-2016 T11:33:17
6.3
mag
SOUTHKOREA:KYONGJU
0123 A.D.
6.3
mag
SOUTHKOREA:KYONGJU
0100 A.D.
6.7
mag
JAPAN:HONSHU:W:OKAYAMA,TOTTORI
10-06-2000 T04:30:19
5.2
mag
JAPAN:TOTTORI,YONANGO
10-30-1983 T16:51:57
6.5
mag
YELLOWSEA
12-09-1649