|VEI 4 eruption (JMA)|
Fujiyama erupts during a typhoon
|Date||September 3, 2132|
|Location||Honshu Island, Japan|
|Damages||¥3.01 billion (2127 ¥)|
|Other impacts||Lahars drowned 7 people, and a landslide|
The 2132 eruption of Mount Fujiyama was a smaller eruption that occurred 5 years after the devastating VEI 6 eruption IN 2127. Tough not as powerful, it was still a deadly event, mainly due to the eruption taking place during Typhoon Tipper, which had hit the area as a category 3 about an hour before the eruption.
Due to the heavy rains and gusty winds from the typhoon, a series of lahars, and a landslide, rushed down the mountain, over swamping the nearby town of Kofuji, killing 12 people there as a result of the combined effects. The eruption was relatively minor compared to most of the eruptions from the volcano, with a steady stream of lava from the crater, but no lava bombs. An ash c,loud several kilometres high was visible over the area, which resulted in the rain becoming ashy in appearance as a result of the typhoon.
17 hours later, Mount Fujiyama fell silent, and wouldn't erupt again until 2052, choosing instead to roll into a period of dormancy. Throughout the eruption, ¥3.01 billion in damages, though most of it is considered to have been caused by the effects of the typhoon itself, rather than the eruption.
A selection of photos from the eruption...