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Aso volcano
caldera 1592 m / 5,223 ft
central Kyushu, Japan, 32.88°N / 131.11°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan): strong ash emissions yesterday

Friday Nov 28, 2014 15:55 PM | BY: T

Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Eruption at Aso volcano Wednesday (Kumamoto university webcam)
Activity at the volcano picked up and went through an intense phase of strong, continuous ash emissions Wednesday. An ash plume rose to approx. 3 km altitude, according to Tokyo VAAC.
A video showed incandescent ash-rich fountains from the crater, confirming that new magma has arrived there, i.e. a new magmatic eruption has formally started at the volcano:

After the most intense phase, activity calmed down again and turned into strong steaming mixed with minor ash emissions.
Time-lapse of the past 2 days of activity:
Previous news
Incandescence at Nakadake crater (JMO)
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Activity from the Nakadake crater has intensified. Since yesterday, ash emissions and comparably strong incandescence have been observed, suggesting that a new magmatic eruption could be under way. ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
A small explosion or ash emission was reported from the volcano at 03:00 UTC (noon local time in Japan) via VAAC Tokyo. ... [more]
Friday, Nov 21, 2014
Mild activity continues at the volcano. During 10-14 November, white plumes were seen rising 400 m and incandescence was visible from Nakadake Crater at night. [more]
Saturday, Nov 01, 2014
JMA reported that a period of tremor from a very small eruption at Asosan was recorded late at night on 22 October through early the next morning. ... [more]
Steam plume with possibly some ash from Aso-san volcano (Jpaan) this morning
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
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. [more]

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