Hakone Eruption


After months of unrest at Hakone a small eruption has taken place at some point between Monday evening and Tuesday. The alert level was raised to 3 on the Japanese Meteorological Agencies 5 point scale, after ash fall was notice in the area. At 6.56 am local time a magnitude 3.3 occurred in the area which is the strongest felt there since activity increased in April.

Steam emissions from the Owakudani hot-spring area on Mount Hakone in on Tuesday

Hakone has not erupted since some point between the 13th and 14th centuries and eruptive style has not be well studies so there are increased worries of how this will play out especially with the nation’s capital Tokyo just 80 km to the north.

I will update when more news comes through.


About Melly Rocks

20 something living in London while doing my Natural Science BSc with the Open University. Wannabe geologist and trainee volcanologist. Living life to the full and following the rocky road to my dreams...

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