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Asama volcano
complex volcano 2568 m / 8,425 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.4°N / 138.53°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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
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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 Island, Japan): small new eruption

Monday Aug 26, 2019 07:02 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Asama volcano yesterday evening (image: Asama live webcam)
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.
A similar eruption had taken place on 7 Aug when the alert level was raised to 3 (on a scale of 1-5). It had later been lowered to 2 on 19 Aug. Yesterday's activity did not prompt JMA to raise the alert level again, but this is likely to occur should the activity of the volcano increase again in the near future.
Previous news
Eruption of Asama volcano yesterday (image: JMA webcam)
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. ... [more]
Steam and ash plume from Asama volcano
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. [more]
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
A small eruption occurred at the volcano this morning around 9am local time. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 12, 2015
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the alert of the volcano from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-5), as the volcano has recently been showing growing signs of unrest - increased seismic activity and strongly elevated gas emissions. ... [more]

Asama volcano (Honshu Island, Japan): small new eruption

Monday Aug 26, 2019 07:02 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Asama volcano yesterday evening (image: Asama live webcam)
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.
A similar eruption had taken place on 7 Aug when the alert level was raised to 3 (on a scale of 1-5). It had later been lowered to 2 on 19 Aug. Yesterday's activity did not prompt JMA to raise the alert level again, but this is likely to occur should the activity of the volcano increase again in the near future.
Previous news
Eruption of Asama volcano yesterday (image: JMA webcam)
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. ... [more]
Steam and ash plume from Asama volcano
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. [more]
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015
A small eruption occurred at the volcano this morning around 9am local time. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 12, 2015
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the alert of the volcano from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-5), as the volcano has recently been showing growing signs of unrest - increased seismic activity and strongly elevated gas emissions. ... [more]

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