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Mount Asama
浅間山 (Asama-yama)
Munt Asama in 2013
Heichest pynt
Elevation2,568 m (8,425 ft)
LeetinLeet o muntains an hills o Japan bi hicht
Leet o the 100 famous muntains in Japan
Leet o volcanoes in Japan
Coordinates36°24′N 138°31′E / 36.400°N 138.517°E / 36.400; 138.517
LocationHonshū, Japan
Topo mapGeographical Survey Institute 25000:1 浅間山
50000:1 長野
Age o rockLate PleistoceneHolocene[1]
Muntain teepComposite Volcano, stratovolcano
Last eruption2009

Mount Asama (浅間山, Asama-yama) is an active complex volcano in central Honshū, the main island o Japan. The volcano is the maist active on Honshū.[2] The Japan Meteorological Agency classifies Mount Asama as rank A.[3] It staunds 2,568 metre (8,425 ft) abuin sea level on the border o Gunma an Nagano prefecturs. It is ane o the 100 famous muntains in Japan. A cruiser class o the Imperial Japanese Navy wis named efter it, includin lead ship Asama.

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  1. "Hokuriku". Seamless Digital Geological Map of Japan. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. 2007. Archived frae the original on 6 Februar 2009. Retrieved 2 Februar 2009.
  2. "Asama". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  3. "List of Active Volcanoes in Japan". Quaternary Volcanoes in Japan. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. 2006. Archived frae the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 3 Februar 2009.