Viewed from the SE.
|Elevation||2,171 m (7,123 ft)|
|Last eruption||July to December 1983|
Mount Kusatsu-Shirane (草津白根山 Kusatsu Shirane-san) is a 2160-meter active volcano in Kusatsu, Gunma, Japan. It is called Kusatsu Shirane to differentiate it from the Mount Nikkō-Shirane on the other side of Gunma Prefecture. The summit of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano, located immediately north of Asama volcano, consists of a series of overlapping pyroclastic cones and three crater lakes. The largest of these is Yu-gama, an acidic turquoise-colored lake with rafts of yellow sulfur floating on its surface.
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- Kusatsu-Shiranesan - Japan Meteorological Agency (in Japanese)
- "Kusatsu-Shiranesan: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). - Japan Meteorological Agency
- Kusatsu-Shirane Volcano - Geological Survey of Japan
- Kusatsu-Shiranesan - Smithsonian Institution: Global Volcanism Program
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