2007 Volume 60 Issue 2 Pages 45-50
A spring storm attacked the central Japan on March 25, 2007 and brought heavy rainfall (total precipitation was excess 200mm/15 hour) to Mt. Fuji slopes with snowy and subarctic circumstances. Many slush avalanches, as well as surface avalanches, occurred on the western, southern and eastern slopes above timberline. Some of slush avalanches originatedfrom southern slope slid down 0.8-1.1km and damaged 14 traffic utilities and 2 houses. Fortunately road and houses wore closed and had no casualties. The avalanche chutes almost same as 1976 and 1988 events.