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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) Asama volcano eruptions:
2019, 2015, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 1990, 1983, 1982, 1982, 1973, 1965, 1961, 1958-59, 1953-55, 1952, 1952, 1950-51, 1949, 1947, 1946, 1944-45, 1938-42, 1935-37, 1934, 1934, 1933, 1931-32, 1930, 1929, 1929, 1927-28, 1924, 1922, 1920-21, 1919, 1918(?), 1917, 1916, 1915, 1914, 1909-14, 1908, 1908, 1907, 1907, 1906, 1905(?), 1904, 1903, 1902, 1902, 1900-01, 1899, 1899, 1894, 1889, 1879, 1878(?), 1875, 1869, 1815, 1803, 1803, 1783, 1779(?), 1777, 1776, 1769, 1762, 1755, 1754, 1733, 1732, 1731, 1729, 1729, 1728, 1723, 1723, 1722, 1721, 1720, 1719, 1718, 1717, 1711, 1710, 1708-09, 1706, 1704, 1703, 1669, 1661, 1661, 1660, 1659, 1658, 1657, 1656, 1655, 1653, 1652, 1651, 1650(?), 1649, 1648, 1648, 1647, 1645, 1644, 1609, 1605, 1604, 1600, 1598, 1597, 1596, 1596, 1595(?), 1591, 1590, 1532, 1528, 1527, 1518, 1427(?), 1281, 1108, 887, 685
Typical eruption style:
explosive
Assama volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View & VolcanoDiscovery
Assama volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View & VolcanoDiscovery

Asama volcano news & activity updates

Asama volcano (Honshu, Japan): Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1

Fri, 5 Feb 2021, 08:08
08:08 AM | BY: MARTIN
Asama volcano today (image: JMA)
Asama volcano today (image: JMA)
The alert level for the volcano was lowered to Level 1, as a low-level activity continues.
The increasing trend of the volcano that started at the end of June last year, has decreased during the past few months.
An eruption could occur with no warning.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs could affect an area of about 500 m distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 5 February 2021

Previous news

Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 08:00
White plume rising from Asama volcano on 19 July (image: Asama live)
The activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks associated with fluctuating seismicity. ... read all
Mon, 29 Jun 2020, 07:31
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. ... read all
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 07:20
Asama volcano today (image: Asama Live)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that seismic activity has increased during the past days. ... read all
Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 07:02
Ash plume from Asama volcano yesterday evening (image: Asama live webcam)
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

Asama volcano (Honshu, Japan): Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1

Fri, 5 Feb 2021, 08:08
08:08 AM | BY: MARTIN
Asama volcano today (image: JMA)
Asama volcano today (image: JMA)
The alert level for the volcano was lowered to Level 1, as a low-level activity continues.
The increasing trend of the volcano that started at the end of June last year, has decreased during the past few months.
An eruption could occur with no warning.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs could affect an area of about 500 m distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 5 February 2021

Previous news

Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 08:00
White plume rising from Asama volcano on 19 July (image: Asama live)
The activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks associated with fluctuating seismicity. ... read all
Mon, 29 Jun 2020, 07:31
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. ... read all
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 07:20
Asama volcano today (image: Asama Live)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that seismic activity has increased during the past days. ... read all
Mon, 26 Aug 2019, 07:02
Ash plume from Asama volcano yesterday evening (image: Asama live webcam)
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

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