"Myoko is a steep-sided stratovolcano north of Nagano City that overlooks the popular resort of Lake Nojiri below its SE flank. A 3-km-wide caldera breached widely to the east is filled by a flat-topped lava dome that forms the basaltic-to-dacitic volcano's summit. Myoko volcano was constructed during four stages beginning about 300,000 years ago, each evolving from basaltic to andesitic and dacitic eruptions. The latest eruptive stage began about 43,000 years ago. Several episodes of edifice collapse at Myoko during the late Pleistocene to early Holocene have produced major debris avalanches that traveled to the east and NE. Myoko produced pyroclastic flows down the eastern flanks of the volcano during the mid Holocene about 5800 and 4200 years ago, and the latest dated eruption produced pyroclastic surges about 2800-2500 years ago. No historical eruptions are known at Myoko, but constant solfataric activity occurs between the dome and the south caldera wall at a place where sulfur was once mined."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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