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Komaga-Take Volcano, Japan

Komaga-Take Volcano, Japan, Volcano photo


Komaga-Take Volcano, Japan

Clouds of steam pour from a new eruptive fissure cutting the summit of Japan's Komaga-take volcano on March 7, 1996.

A phreatic eruption began the evening of the 5th and deposited ash on snow.

The eruption originated from vents in the 1929 crater and from a 200-m-long N-S fissure.

Eruptive activity, producing steam-rich ash clouds, was strong until March 7, and declined after after March 12.

Komaga-take is one of the most active volcanoes on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido.

PHOTO SOURCE: Shin Engineering Consultant Company 1996, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Hokkaido University, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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