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caldera 1592 m / 5,223 ft
central Kyushu, Japan, 32.88°N / 131.11°E
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Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan): possible small eruption this morning

Sunday Aug 31, 2014 16:46 PM | BY: T

Steam plume with possibly some ash from Aso-san volcano (Jpaan) this morning
Steam plume with possibly some ash from Aso-san volcano (Jpaan) this morning
A small eruption at the volcano was reported from Tokyo VAAC this morning. An ash plume rose to approx. 6,000 ft (1.8 km) altitude.
Previous news
Glow at Aso's Nakadake crater this morning
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014
Activity remains elevated at Asosan volcano. Although no new ash emissions were reported recently, the Nakadake crater shows intense degassing and bright glow from hot fumaroles is visible at night. It seems that the crater lake which usually occupied the bottom of the crater has evaporated. [more]
Small ash emission from Aso yesterday
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
JMA reported that a very small explosion from Asosan's Nakadake Crater occurred on 16 February and yesterday morning. In both cases, a steam plume with some ash rose 300 m above the crater rim and drifted S. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-5). [more]
Ash emission from Aso volcano this morning (JMA webcam)
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
Weak ash emissions occurred this morning. [more]
Ash emission from Aso volcano this morning
Monday, Jan 27, 2014
Another small eruption occurred this morning at the Nakadake crater. An ash plume rose a few hundred meters from one of the active vents. During the night, incandescence is visible at the crater: ... [more]
Steaming Nakadake crater, Aso volcano (Japan)
Monday, Jan 20, 2014
Activity at the volcano has decreased although the Nakadake crater with its 2 active vents continues to emit an abundant steam plume, mixed perhaps sometimes with dilute ash. Glow can no longer be seen at night, or at least it has become extremely weak. [more]

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