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Aso volcano
caldera 1592 m / 5,223 ft
central Kyushu, Japan, 32.88°N / 131.11°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Aso volcano news & activity updates

Aso volcano (Japan): seismic unrest in September

Thursday Nov 14, 2013 11:48 AM | BY: T

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported in its latest activity summary (for September 2013) a seismic crisis that started on 23 September evening. An survey of SO2 emissions 2 days later showed an increase of gas release as well, suggesting a magmatic intrusion was taking place. No eruption has taken place since then.
Japanese volcanologists immediately raised the alert level from 1 to 2, as there is a possibility of sudden explosions that could throw blocks to distances of perhaps as far as 1 km. The new alert level means that the active Nakadake 1 crater is currently closed for access.
In late September seismicity remained high, but with a declining trend. No other information was given in the report.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Mild explosive activity with ash emissions continue at Aso volcano, producing plumes rising to altitudes of 1.5-2.1 km (5,000-7,000 ft) a.s.l. A more violent explosion on 18 May sent a plume to 3 km (10,000 ft) altitude. [more]
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Aso volcano on Kyushu Island, Japan, has become active again. Since Friday 13 May, the Nakadake vent of Aso has been producing small (phreatic) explosions with a 500 m (1,600 ft) tall steam-and-ash plume. ... [more]

Thursday, Apr 14, 2005

After an increased seismic activity, a small volcanic eruption was observed at Mt. Aso volcano, Japan, in the Kumamoto Prefecture, about 900 km southwest of Tokyo. According to the Fukuoka District Meteorological Observatory, tiny amounts of gray-white volcanic ash fell near the No. 1 crater of the 1,506-meter volcano around 10 a.m. on 14 April, 2005.

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