Mount Iwate from the city of Morioka
|Elevation||2,038 m (6,686 ft) |
|Prominence||1,745 m (5,725 ft) |
|Listing||List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
List of volcanoes in Japan
|Location||Iwate Prefecture, Japan|
|Mountain 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.
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.
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mount Iwate.|
- "Iwatesan: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). - Japan Meteorological Agency
- Iwate Volcano - Geological Survey of Japan
- Iwatesan - Smithsonian Institution: Global Volcanism Program