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Asama volcano
complex volcano 2568 m / 8,425 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.4°N / 138.53°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Asama volcano news & activity updates

Asama volcano (Honshu, Japan): white plume; fluctuating seismicity continues

Monday Jun 29, 2020 07:31 AM | BY: MARTIN

Asama volcano yesterday (image: Asama Live)
Asama volcano yesterday (image: Asama Live)
The seismic activity of the volcano continues at fluctuating levels. No significant change has occurred since the last update.
On 28 and 29 June the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded 4 and 2 volcano-tectonic earthquakes, respectively.
Emissions of gas and steam plume occurred that rose 656 ft (200 m) above the summit.
An eruption could occur with no warning.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 29 June 2020
Previous news
Friday, Jun 26, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that seismic activity has increased during the past days. ... read all
Monday, Aug 26, 2019
Another small eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday evening at 19:28 local time, producing a plume of steam with some ash that rose approx. 600 m above the active crater. read all
Thursday, Aug 08, 2019
A small eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday, apparently with little warning. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1800 m above the crater. read all
Monday, Jun 22, 2015
Weak activity continues from the volcano's summit crater. Small ash emissions, intense degassing as well as weak incandescence from the volcano's crater have been observed during the past days. ... read all

Asama volcano (Honshu, Japan): white plume; fluctuating seismicity continues

Monday Jun 29, 2020 07:31 AM | BY: MARTIN

Asama volcano yesterday (image: Asama Live)
Asama volcano yesterday (image: Asama Live)
The seismic activity of the volcano continues at fluctuating levels. No significant change has occurred since the last update.
On 28 and 29 June the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded 4 and 2 volcano-tectonic earthquakes, respectively.
Emissions of gas and steam plume occurred that rose 656 ft (200 m) above the summit.
An eruption could occur with no warning.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 29 June 2020
Previous news
Friday, Jun 26, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that seismic activity has increased during the past days. ... read all
Monday, Aug 26, 2019
Another small eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday evening at 19:28 local time, producing a plume of steam with some ash that rose approx. 600 m above the active crater. read all
Thursday, Aug 08, 2019
A small eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday, apparently with little warning. An explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 1800 m above the crater. read all
Monday, Jun 22, 2015
Weak activity continues from the volcano's summit crater. Small ash emissions, intense degassing as well as weak incandescence from the volcano's crater have been observed during the past days. ... read all

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