Mount Yōtei from Hirafu (May 20, 2005)
|Elevation||1,898 m (6,227 ft)|
|Prominence||1,878 m (6,161 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
List of volcanoes in Japan
|Topo map||Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 羊蹄山
|Age of rock||Quaternary|
|Last eruption||1050 BCE|
Mount Yōtei (羊蹄山 Yōtei-zan, literally "sheep-hoof mountain"?) is an active stratovolcano located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is also called Yezo Fuji or Ezo Fuji (蝦夷富士?), "Ezo" being an old name for the island of Hokkaido, because it resembles the more famous Mount Fuji. The mountain is also known as Makkari Nupuri (マツカリヌプリ?) and Mount Shiribeshi (後方羊蹄山 Shiribeshi-yama?). It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
Tephrochronology indicates two eruptions at Mount Yotei. The most recent circa 1050 BC from a cone emerging from the northwest flank of the mountain at Lake Hangetsu (Hangetsu-ko). The earlier eruption is dated from circa 3550 BC.
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