Mount Iwate

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Mount Iwate
Mt. Iwate and Morioka.jpg
Mount Iwate from the city of Morioka
Elevation 2,038 m (6,686 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,745 m (5,725 ft)[1]
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
List of volcanoes in Japan
Mount Iwate is located in Japan
Mount Iwate
Mount Iwate
Location Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates 39°51′12″N 141°00′03″E / 39.85333°N 141.00083°E / 39.85333; 141.00083Coordinates: 39°51′12″N 141°00′03″E / 39.85333°N 141.00083°E / 39.85333; 141.00083[1]
Type Stratovolcano complex
Last eruption July 1919

Mount Iwate (岩手山 Iwate-san?) is a stratovolcano complex located northwest of the city of Morioka in western Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan. The mountain is listed as one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains in a book composed in 1964 by mountaineer/author Kyūya Fukada.[2]


Mount Iwate consists of a younger eastern symmetrical stratovolcano (Higashi-Iwate, "East Iwate") overlapping an older western stratovolcano (Nishi-Iwate, "West Iwate") which has collapsed to form a caldera.[3] The oval-shaped, 1.8 x 3 km caldera has a central cone containing a 0.5 km wide crater, partially filled by a crater lake.

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