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stratovolcanoes 2171 m / 7,123 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.62°N / 138.54°ECurrent status
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| ReportsKusatsu-Shirane volcano booksKusatsu-Shirane volcano eruptions:
2018, 1989, 1982-83, 1976, 1958, 1942, 1939, 1938(?), 1937, 1934, 1933(?), 1932, 1927, 1925, 1905, 1903(?), 1902, 1900, 1897, 1882, 1805Typical eruption style:
phreatic eruptions from the crater lakesLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano news & activity updates:
Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 09:19
Eruption of Kusatsu-Shirane yesterday (JNN)
An unexpected, relatively intense but short-lived explosive eruption occurred yesterday at the volcano, which is home to a popular ski resort. Tragically, the eruption triggered an avalanche that killed one person and ballistic projectiles wounded several others who were near the vent at the time of the explosion. ...more
Thu, 21 Aug 2014, 15:44
JMA reported that during 8-15 August volcanic earthquakes continued at Kusatsu-Shiranesan’s crater, although they had decreased from early August and tremor was absent. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a scale of 1-5). ...more
Thu, 3 Jul 2014, 15:00
JMA reported that deformation of Kusatsu-Shiranesan’s crater and the elevated temperatures which began earlier in March, continued during 25-30 June. ...more
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