Tokachi Volcanic Group

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Tokachi Volcanic Group
Tokachidake Volcano Group
Tokachidake Volcano Group Relief Map, SRTM-1.jpg
Relief Map
Highest point
Peak Mount Tokachi (Daisetsuzan)
Elevation 2,077 m (6,814 ft)
Coordinates 43°25′04″N 142°41′11″E / 43.41778°N 142.68639°E / 43.41778; 142.68639Coordinates: 43°25′04″N 142°41′11″E / 43.41778°N 142.68639°E / 43.41778; 142.68639
Native name 十勝火山群 Tokachi-kazangun
Country Japan
State Hokkaidō
Regions Kamikawa Subprefecture and Tokachi subprefecture
Districts Kamikawa (Ishikari), Kamikawa (Tokachi) and Sorachi
Biome alpine climate
Orogeny island arc
Age of rock Quaternary
Type of rock volcanic

Tokachi Volcanic Group (十勝火山群, Tokachi-kazangun) is a volcanic group of mainly stratovolcanoes arrayed along a southwest-northeast axis in Hokkaidō, Japan.

The volcanic group lies on the Kurile arc of the Pacific ring of fire, and consists of andesite, basalt, and dacite stratovolcanoes and lava domes. The group gets its name from the highest peak in the group, Mount Tokachi.[1]

The most recent activity is centered on the northwest end.

List of volcanoes[edit]

The following table lists the mountains in the volcanic group.[1]

Name Height Type
Mount Tokachi (Daisetsuzan) (十勝岳, Tokachi-dake) 2,077 metres (6,814 ft) Stratovolcano
Mount Biei (美瑛岳, Biei-dake) 2,052.3 metres (6,733.3 ft) Stratovolcano
Mount Oputateshike (オプタテシケ山, Oputateshike-yama) 2,013 metres (6,604 ft)
Mount Kamihorokamettoku (上ホロカメットク山, Kami-horokamettoku-san) 1,920 metres (6,300 ft) Stratovolcano
Mount Furano (富良野岳, Furano-dake) 1,912.1 metres (6,273.3 ft) Stratovolcano
Biei Fuji (美瑛富士, Biei-fuji) 1,888 metres (6,194 ft) Stratovolcano
Mount Bebetsu (ベベツ岳, Bebetsu-dake) 1,860 metres (6,100 ft) -

Other peaks include:

  • Chuo-Kakokyu cone
  • Ko-Tokachi-Dake stratovolcano
  • Mae-Tokachi-Dake stratovolcano
  • Maru-Yama cone
  • Nokogiri-Dake stratovolcano
  • Suribachi-Kakokyu cone
  • Tairaga-Dake stratovolcano

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Quaternary Volcanoes in Japan". Geological Survey of Japan. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 

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