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Komaga-Take Volcano, Japan
Clouds of steam pour from a new eruptive fissure cutting the summit of Japan's Komaga-take volcano on March 7, 1996.
A phreatic eruption began the evening of the 5th and deposited ash on snow.
The eruption originated from vents in the 1929 crater and from a 200-m-long N-S fissure.
Eruptive activity, producing steam-rich ash clouds, was strong until March 7, and declined after after March 12.
Komaga-take is one of the most active volcanoes on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido.
PHOTO SOURCE: Shin Engineering Consultant Company 1996, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Hokkaido University, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.
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