Akan volcano (Hokkaido, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 28 November-4 December 2018 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
JMA reported that the number of earthquakes with shallow hypocenters and epicenters near Ponmachineshiri Crater, a summit crater of Me-Akan (also known as Meakan-dake, which means Meakan Peak) of the Akan volcanic complex, increased at 1800 on 20 November. Another seismic increase occurred on 23 November, in number and amplitude of events, prompting JMA to raise the Alert Level to 2 (the second lowest level on a 5-level scale).

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2018. Report on Akan. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 November-4 December 2018. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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