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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): activity remains elevated

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020 10:00 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 of the volcano continues at moderately high levels.
Seismicity remained elevated since September 2019. The seismic station recorded 6 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
An eruption can occur approx. 1 km from the crater.
No significant change in the fumarolic plumes was observed.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the Yugama crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 10 March 2020
Previous news
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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