Mount Nasu

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Mount Nasu
那須岳
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Elevation 1,916.9 m (6,289 ft)
Location
Mount Nasu is located in Japan
Mount Nasu
Mount Nasu
On the border of Nasushiohara and Nasu of Tochigi Prefecture, Nishigō, Nishishirakawa of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Range Ōu Mountains
Coordinates 37°09′N 139°57′E / 37.150°N 139.950°E / 37.150; 139.950Coordinates: 37°09′N 139°57′E / 37.150°N 139.950°E / 37.150; 139.950
Geology
Type Complex volcano
Last eruption November 1963

Mount Nasu (那須岳 Nasu-dake?) is a group of complex volcanoes in Japan. The tallest peak is Sanbonyari Peak at a height of 1,916.9 m (6,289 ft). Mount Nasu is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, and is located in the northeast part of Nikko National Park.

Major Peaks[edit]

Mount Nasu has the following major peaks:

  • Sanbonyari Peak 1916.9m
  • Chausu Peak 1915m
  • Asahi Peak 1896m
  • Nangetsu-san Peak 1776m
  • Kuro-odani Peak 1589m

Thease peaks are known collectively as Nasu Five Peaks (那須5岳 Nasu-Go-Take?).

Eruption[edit]

It is estimated that Mount Nasu started erupting 600 thousand years ago. The eruption started from the north end of the mountain range, at Kashi-Asahi Peak. Currently, only Chausu Peak is active.

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