Kaimondake volcano

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Kaimondake
開聞岳
Kaimondake 2005 3 19.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 924 m (3,031 ft)
Coordinates 31°10′48″N 130°31′42″E / 31.18000°N 130.52833°E / 31.18000; 130.52833Coordinates: 31°10′48″N 130°31′42″E / 31.18000°N 130.52833°E / 31.18000; 130.52833
Geography
Kaimondake is located in Japan
Kaimondake
Kaimondake
Geology
Mountain type stratovolcano
Last eruption 885[1]

Kaimondake (開聞岳, Kaimondake, Kaimon-dake), or Mount Kaimon, is an undissected volcano – consisting of a basal stratovolcano and a small central volcano, part of the Ibusuki field – which rises to a height of 924 metres above sea level near the city of Ibusuki in southern Kyūshū, Japan. The last eruption occurred in the year 885. Kaimondake is sometimes referred to as "the Fuji of Satsuma".

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  • Kaimondake - Japan Meteorological Agency (in Japanese)
  • "Kaimondake: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). - Japan Meteorological Agency
  • "Ibusuki Volcanic Field". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.