Minor Eruption At Mt. Asama

Minor eruption at Mt. Asama

A minor eruption has occurred at Mount Asama in central Japan. The mountain straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures.

The Meteorological Agency says the eruption was observed at around 7:28 p.m. on Sunday. Smoke rose to a height of around 600 meters from the crater.

Continued Caution Urged After Mount Asama Eruption

Continued caution urged after Mount Asama eruption

People are being urged to stay away from Mount Asama in central Japan following a minor eruption at the volcano on Wednesday night.

The eruption occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the mountain, which straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures, prompting the Meteorological Agency to raise the volcanic alert level from 1 to 3, on a scale of 5.

Mount Asama Volcano Erupts

Mount Asama volcano erupts

There has been a minor eruption on Mount Asama in the central part of Japan. The eruption occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Meteorological Agency officials say the volcano sent smoke more than 1,800 meters up into the air.

Mount Asama Erupts

Mount Asama erupts

Japan's Meteorological Agency says Mount Asama in the central part of the country erupted at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday. The mountain straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures.

Mt. Asama Quiet After Small-scale Eruption

Mt. Asama quiet after small-scale eruptionThere have been no reports of damage or injuries from a small-scale eruption recorded at Mount Asama on the morning of June 16, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
The weather agency also said the eruption appeared to have stopped, since smoke found rising some 800 meters above the crater at 6 p.m. the same day was a whitish color.

Snapshot: 40th Anniversary Of Asama Lodge Incident

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