Hakone volcano from the SW.
|Elevation||1,438 metres (4,718 ft)|
|Location||Hakone, Kanagawa, Honshu|
|Mountain type||Complex calderas|
|Last eruption||June to July 2015|
Mount Hakone (箱根山, Hakoneyama) is a complex volcano in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan that is truncated by two overlapping calderas, the largest of which is 10 × 11 km wide. The calderas were formed as a result of two major explosive eruptions about 180,000 and 49,000–60,000 years ago. Lake Ashi lies between the southwestern caldera wall and a half dozen post-caldera lava domes that arose along a southwest–northeastern trend cutting through the center of the calderas. Dome growth occurred progressively to the south, and the largest and youngest of them, Kami-yama, forms the high point of Hakone. The calderas are breached to the east by the Haya-kawa canyon. Mount Ashigara is a parasitic cone.
The latest magmatic eruptive activity at Hakone occurred 2,900 years ago. It produced a pyroclastic flow and a lava dome in the explosion crater, although phreatic eruptions took place as recently as the 12–13th centuries AD.
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- Hakoneyama - Japan Meteorological Agency (in Japanese)
- "Hakoneyama: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). - Japan Meteorological Agency
- Hakone Volcano Group - Geological Survey of Japan
- Hakoneyama: Global Volcanism Program - Smithsonian Institution
- Hakone Geopark(in Japanese)