Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01423
A contemporary folding screen by Ogata Korin correctly depicts the 1707 eruption of Mount Fuji that occured from the SE-flank Hoei crater (dark area at left); the ash plume is dispersing to the NE. The major explosive eruption was continuous during 16-20 December and intermittent until February 1708. Significant ashfall from this eruption reached the capital city of Edo (Tokyo). Secondary lahars damaged houses and agricultural land.
Photo by Chip Clark (Smithsonian Institution; courtesy of Robert Simmons).
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