Journal of the Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering
Online ISSN : 2187-4654
Print ISSN : 0286-8385
ISSN-L : 0286-8385
Slush avalanche, which had attacked “Fujisan Skyline” Road on March 25, 2007 at Mt. Fuji
Ryo MorohashiSo AnmaMasaaki Hanaoka
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2007 Volume 60 Issue 2 Pages 45-50

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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.

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