Newly Released Photos of Japanese Gondolas Smashed By Volcanic Debris

Newly Released Photos of Japanese Gondolas Smashed By Volcanic Debris

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Newly Released Photos of Japanese Gondolas Smashed By Volcanic Debris

As reported last week, 1 person died and many were injured in a volcanic eruption at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane in the Gunma Prefecture of central Japan. These photos recently published by The Mainichi show gondolas damaged by volcanic debris. Japan Times reports:

“Local authorities had to scramble amid contradictory information about casualties from falling rocks and an avalanche. It turned out later that no avalanche had taken place.”

Very interesting followup article by Japan Times about the shortcomings in response to the emergency by Japanese officials you can READ HERE.

A fist-sized rock hurled from the eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane is lodged into the side of a gondola with its window shattered at Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort, in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture, on Jan. 24, 2018.”

“A gondola with a shattered window and a covering of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane is seen at Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort, on Jan. 24, 2018.”

“A gondola with a shattered window and a covering of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane is seen at Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort, on Jan. 24, 2018.”

“Fist-sized volcanic debris and ash ejected from the eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane cover the floor of a damaged gondola at Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort, in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture, on Jan. 24, 2018.”

“A volcanic crater on Mount Moto-Shirane in the town of Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture, is viewed Sunday after the Jan. 23 eruption.”

images from japantimes.co mainichi.jp

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