Eruption on the ski slopes

The awakening of the Japanese volcano Kusatsu-Shirane causes an avalanche. One dead and at least 11 injured

The Kusatsu-Shirane volcano, in the central-east Japanese prefecture of Gunma, is back on Tuesday, for the first time since 1983. The volcano’s awakening, located near a ski center, caused an ash and large boulder spill. lava. The eruption also gave way to an avalanche. The latter killed one person and wounded at least another 11.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency warned against the risk of new eruptions and the escape of stones and boulders, which could be launched up to a distance of two kilometers from the crater.

In Japan there are 110 active volcanoes, 47 of these are under constant surveillance.