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Kusatsu-Shirane volcano
stratovolcanoes 2171 m / 7,123 ft
Honshu, Japan, 36.62°N / 138.54°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Kusatsu-Shirane volcano eruptions:
2018, 1989, 1982-83, 1976, 1958, 1942, 1939, 1938(?), 1937, 1934, 1933(?), 1932, 1927, 1925, 1905, 1903(?), 1902, 1900, 1897, 1882, 1805
Typical eruption style:
phreatic eruptions from the crater lakes
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Kusatsu-Shirane volcano news & activity updates:

Tue, 19 May 2020, 07:09
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that the activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks. Possible eruption could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the Yugama crater. ...more [read all]
Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 10:00
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that the activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels. ...more [read all]
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 [read all]
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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