|Elevation||1,499 m (4,918 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
List of volcanoes in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
|Range||Akan Volcanic Complex|
|Topo map||Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 雌阿寒岳
|Age of rock||Late Pleistocene-Holocene|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Kurile arc|
|Last eruption||November 2008|
Mount Meakan (雌阿寒岳 Meakan-dake?) is an active stratovolcano located in Akan National Park in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is the tallest mountain in the Akan Volcanic Complex. The volcano consists of nine overlapping cones that grew out of the Akan caldera, on the shores of Lake Akan. Mount Meakan has a triple crater at its summit. According to its name and local legend, Mount Meakan is the female counterpart to Mount Oakan on the other side of Lake Akan.
There are two ponds in the crater, 赤沼 (Sekinuma, Red Pond) and 青沼 (Aonuma, Blue Pond).
- Geographical Survey Institute
- Akan, Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- MEAKAN-DAKE, Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 2006
- Hokkaido, Seamless Digital Geological Map of Japan, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 2007.
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