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
6.3
mag
SEAOFJAPAN
00-00-0123 T00:00:00
7.6
mag
SEIKAIDO
02-26-1961 T18:10:48.7
7.6
mag
HIUGANADA
10-30-1662 T14:00:00
7.1
mag
HIUGANADA
05-21-1929 T16:35:00
6.7
mag
SEAOFJAPAN
12-02-1996 T22:17:59.2
6.7
mag
KYUSHUISLAND
10-19-1996 T14:44:40.7
7.1
mag
SEIKAIDO
11-24-1899 T18:43:00
7.4
mag
SEIKAIDO
11-18-1941 T16:46:00
6.7
mag
KYUSHUISLAND
03-18-1987 T03:36:30.3
7
mag
SEIKAIDO
07-25-1970 T22:41:10.7




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
5.8
mag
JAPAN
04-12-2013 T20:33:17
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
4.6
mag
SOUTHKOREA:GYEONGJU
09-12-2016 T11:32:54
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