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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:

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

Tuesday May 19, 2020 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
Previous news
Kusatsu-Shirane volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that the activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels. ... [more]
Eruption of Kusatsu-Shirane yesterday (JNN)
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
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]
Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
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]
Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
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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