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Aso volcano
caldera 1592 m / 5,223 ft
central Kyushu, Japan, 32.88°N / 131.11°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Aso volcano (Kyushu, Japan) activity update

Friday May 22, 2015 07:16 AM | BY: T

Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater today
Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater today
Overall, activity has decreased and incandescence has not been seen during the past nights. The current activity is dominated by strong steam and gas emissions from crater 1 and, to a lesser degree, from crater 2 in the northern end of Nakadake crater complex.
Intermittent small phreatomagmatic (magma-water interaction) explosions with typical cock-tail emissions of dark ash and blocks, followed by steam trails continue to occur from crater 1. Access to Nakadake remains restricted.
Previous news
Exlosion at Nakadake volcano (Aso volcano) this morning
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Mild to moderate strombolian explosions from the Nakadake crater have become continuous. [more]
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015
Mild strombolian activity with low-level ash emissions continue from the Nakadake crater. [more]
Glow from Aso's Nakadake crater
Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Explosive activity and ash emissions have decreased or ceased. Bright glow and intense steaming/degassing from the main vent in the Nakadake crater however suggest the presence of a small lava lake. [more]
Weak strombolian eruption at Aso's Nakadake crater this morning
Monday, Mar 16, 2015
Weak strombolian activity from two vents continue at the Nakadake crater, accompanied by abundant steam and minor ash emissions. [more]
Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater today
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Strombolian activity continues, but has decreased. Mostly, only a steam plume can be seen rising from the Nakadake crater, suggesting that explosive activity is now much lower than during the previous months. [more]

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