The Landslide and Steam explosion
at Sumikawa-onsen on the foot of
Akita Yakeyama volcano, North East JAPAN

(last modified at June 25,1997)
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Two hotels on the foot of Akita Yakeyama (0803-26=) were completely destroyed by a landslide and lahar last Sunday morning, May 11. Prof. Hayashi (Akita University) and his colleagues have discovered that a steam explosion took place in that moment. He reports an ashfall and ballistics. The magnitude of the eruption was very small. There was no death or injury, because all guests and staffs of the hotels have been evacuated.

This sentence written by Dr. Hayakawa


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