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SCI/TECH: Japanese Mt. Asama Volcano Erupts

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posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 08:11 AM
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One of Japan's largest volcanoes Mount Asama erupted causing loud explosions and sent ash and smoke into the air. The eruption was rated a 3 on a scale of 1-5.
 



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Mount Asama, one of Japan's largest and most active volcanoes, erupted today, rumbling to life with loud explosions. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The mid-sized burst, at 8:59 pm (1729 IST), was likely to have sent ash and smoke into the air but it was too cloudy to confirm that, the Meteorological Agency said.

The agency rated the eruption at 3 on a scale of 5 in terms of the power of the explosion.


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On September 1st the volcano had the biggest eruption in 21 years, and it has seen several rumbles since then. No reports of damage or injuries have been reported thus far. Warnings of fallen ash have been reported in several areas.

Japan is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has 108 active volcanoes.

Related News Links:
www.japantoday.com
www.hinduonnet.com




posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 07:37 PM
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Two interesting pages about Asama :
1. Asama Volcano, Central Japan
2. asama


Eruption at Asama Volcano in 1973 (taken by E. Koyama of Asama Volcano Observatory)



 
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