Last modified: 2000.2.22

since April 2, 1997

Hayakawa Paleovolcanology Laboratory

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About 1-m thick mud including many blocks drapes the present topography 300-m west of Aramaki Campas, Gunma University at Maebashi. This deposit is emplaced by the Kambara hot lahar originated from the northern flank of Asama on August 5, 1783. The hot lahar killed about 1400 people not only on the flank but along the Agatsuma River and its lower course, the Tone here. The cause of the hot lahar formation remains an unsolved mystery. Recent large-scale land development made it possible to see this outcrop. Click to get a larger image.



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