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Overview of Geological and Geophysical Features of Aso Volcano

By
Koichiro Watanabe
Koichiro Watanabe
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
Department of Earth System Sciences, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

Aso Volcano is located in central Kyushu and is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. The volcano is of worldwide fame for its huge caldera (Fig. 1) formed by the outflow of four voluminous pyroclastic flows during the late Pleistocene. The eruption of 553 A.D. is probably the oldest historical record in Japan and the volcano has continued to be active since (Japan Meteorological Agency, 1991).

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Epithermal Gold Mineralization and Modern Analogues, Kyushu, Japan

Craig A. Feebrey
Craig A. Feebrey
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Toshihiko Hayashi
Toshihiko Hayashi
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
34
ISBN electronic:
9781934969878
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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