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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) activity update: intense strombolian activity from main vent in Nakadake crater

Saturday Dec 27, 2014 15:01 PM | BY: T

Strombolian explosion at Aso volcano this morning
Strombolian explosion at Aso volcano this morning
Ash plume from the main vent of Nakadake crater.
Ash plume from the main vent of Nakadake crater.
The eruption from the volcano's Nakadake crater continues with relatively intense and near continuous strombolian activity. Incandescent material is frequently ejected several tens of meters above the crater rim.
An ash plume rises a few hundred meters above the crater to up to 1-2 km altitude. A second vent inside the crater produces a dense steam plume and likely has some milder explosive activity as well.
Previous news
Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater this morning
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
The strombolian eruption continues from Nakadake crater. ... [more]

Friday, Dec 12, 2014
Strombolian activity and low ash emissions are near continuous at the Nakadake crater. [more]
Glow and ash emissions from Aso's Nakadake crater
Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
Mild strombolian activity and ash emissions continue at Nakadake crater. [more]
The active vents of Nakadake (Aso volcano)
Sunday, Dec 07, 2014
The strombolian activity from Nakadake crater continues to be quite intense. At least 2 vents are active, producing frequent explosions with incandescent ejecta and ash plumes that rise a few 100 meters. [more]
Ash emission from Aso this morning
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
After some days of relative calm, intermittent ash emissions resumed from the Nakadake crater yesterday. [more]

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