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Aso volcano
caldera 1592 m / 5,223 ft
central Kyushu, Japan, 32.88°N / 131.11°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Aso volcano (Japan): activity from 2 vents

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014 09:07 AM | BY: T
Active vents of Nakadake crater, Aso volcano (Japan)
Active vents of Nakadake crater, Aso volcano (Japan)
The volcano is active from 2 vents in the Nakadake crater. During the night, sometime strong incandescence, suggesting possible weak (strombolian-type) ejections of lava, steaming and minor ash venting are visible.
Previous news
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
Faint red glow from Nakadake crater of Aso volcano (Japan)
The volcano had a small eruption from the Nakadake crater today. On the following webcam video for the past 30 hours, a strong increase in activity can be noted during the past 12 hours. The degassing plume possibly contains some ash and faint red glow is visible on some images of tonight (towards the end of the video): ... read all
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
 

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