Mount Asama erupts for second time in a month

National Aug 25, 2019

Mount Asama erupts for second time in a month

Mount Asama, a volcano in central Japan, erupted Sunday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of possible airborne rock debris and pyroclastic flows within about a 2-kilometer radius of the crater. The eruption, which followed one on Aug. 7, occurred at 7:28 p.m., with smoke ...

National Aug 7, 2019

Mount Asama erupts for first time since 2015

Mount Asama, historically one of the nations most active volcanos, came back to life on Wednesday night, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported, marking the first eruption since June 2015. Smoke from the crater of the volcano reached about 1,800 meters, NHK reported, citing the agency. ...

National Jun 19, 2015

Mount Asama pops again but volcanic alert level stays at 2

Mount Asama was hit by another small eruption Friday, spitting up ash three days after the volcano straddling Nagano and Gunma prefectures came to life earlier in the week, the Meteorological Agency said. The eruption deposited a small amount of ash on a monitoring camera ...

Mount Asama erupts; officials warn of falling rocks

National Jun 16, 2015

Mount Asama erupts; officials warn of falling rocks

Mount Asama, historically one of Japan's most active volcanos, burst into life Tuesday morning for the first time in about six years, with the Meteorological Agency reporting a "very small-scale" eruption while also warning people nearby about falling rocks from further eruptions. "There are no ...