Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02017
Gas-and-steam plumes rise from vents on the Niigata-Yakeyama lava dome on 3 August 1974, shortly after a brief explosive eruption on 28 July. The eruption killed three climbers and produced ashfall that damaged crops. Several craters formed during recorded eruptions that date back to the 9th century at the summit and flanks of the dome.
Photo courtesy of Japan Meteorological Agency, 1974.
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