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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05655

The vents of the 1996 eruption of Komagatake volcano are seen producing plumes in this 7 March view of the summit from the W. A phreatic eruption began the evening of 5 March from the 1929 crater and a fissure and deposited ash onto the snow shown here. Activity consisted of steam-rich ash plumes and was strong until 7 March, declining after 12 March. Photo by Shin Engineering Company, 1996 (courtesy of Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Hokkaido University).

The vents of the 1996 eruption of Komagatake volcano are seen producing plumes in this 7 March view of the summit from the W. A phreatic eruption began the evening of 5 March from the 1929 crater and a fissure and deposited ash onto the snow shown here. Activity consisted of steam-rich ash plumes and was strong until 7 March, declining after 12 March.

Photo by Shin Engineering Company, 1996 (courtesy of Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Hokkaido University).

Keywords: gas plume | gas | steam | steam plume | plume | eruption | crater | vent


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