Kusatsu-Shirane volcano (Honshu, Japan): increasing activity

Tue, 19 May 2020, 07:09
07:09 AM | BY: MARTIN
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
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.
Seismicity continues at fluctuating levels.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 19 May 2020

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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. ... Read all
Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 06:00
JMA reported that on 21 April the number of volcanic earthquakes at Yugama crater (Kusatsu-Shiranesan complex) increased and deformation was also recorded. The Alert Level for the crater area was raised to 2 (on a 5-level scale) the next day. Deformation slowed on 23 April. ... Read all
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