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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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2016, 2014-15, 2011 (May), 2005, 2004, 2003, 1994-95, 1992-93, 1989-91, 1988, 1984-85, 1983, 1981, 1980, 1979-80, 1977-78, 1975-76, 1973-75, 1970-72, 1967-69, 1964-66, 1964, 1963-64, 1963, 1960-62, 1960, 1959, 1957-58, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952(?), 1951, 1950-51, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1943-44, 1943, 1942(?), 1940-41, 1938-39, 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932-33, 1931(?), 1930, 1928-29, 1926-28, 1925, 1923, 1920, 1919, 1918, 1916, 1914, 1911-12, 1910, 1909, 1908, 1907, 1906, 1898-99, 1897, 1894, 1884, 1874, 1872-73, 1856, 1854, 1838, 1837, 1835, 1830-32, 1830, 1829, 1828, 1827-28, 1827, 1826, 1816, 1815, 1814, 1806, 1804, 1781-88, 1772-80, 1765, 1753(?)-54, 1709, 1708(?), 1691, 1683, 1675, 1671, 1668-69, 1668, 1649, 1637, 1631, 1620, 1613, 1612, 1611, 1598-99, 1592, 1587, 1584, 1583, 1582, 1576, 1564, 1563(?), 1562, 1558-59, 1542, 1533, 1522, 1506, 1505, 1485, 1473-74, 1438, 1434, 1390(?) 1388(?), 1387, 1377, 1376, 1375-76, 1369, 1346, 1343, 1340, 1335, 1331-33, 1331, 1324, 1305, 1286, 1281, 1274, 1273, 1272, 1272, 1271, 1269, 1265, 1240, 1239, 1229, 986(?), 867, 864, 796(?), 553
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Aso volcano news & activity updates

Aso volcano (central Kyushu, Japan) activity update: Alert back to normal

Saturday Mar 30, 2019 21:59 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND

The brief period of unrest is over as JMA lowered the alert level back to 1 yesterday.
Previous news
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
JMA has raised the alert level to 2 on a scale of 1-5 after an increase in gas emissions in February and now increasing seismicity. This is the first significant activity since the powerful explosion in October 2016. [more]
Area near Aso's Nakadake crater devastated by the explosion on 8 Oct 2016 (image: JMA)
Saturday, Oct 08, 2016
A very strong explosion occurred at the volcano at 01:46 local time on 8 Oct 2016, generating an ash column that rose to an altitude of approx. 11,000 m making it one of the largest if not the largest in Japan in 20 years. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
JMA reported that at 0656 on 4 March an explosion at Asosan’s Nakadake Crater generated a milky-white plume that rose 1 km above the crater rim; white plumes rose 300 m afterwards. ... [more]
Explosion at Aso volcano early on 23 Oct 2015
Monday, Oct 26, 2015
While the volcano continues to degas strongly and has intermittent, mostly small ash emissions, a stronger explosion occurred again early on 23 Oct around 6 am local time. ... [more]
Steam plume from Aso's Nakadake crater today
Thursday, Oct 08, 2015
The volcano continues to be at unrest. The main vent in the Nakadake crater continues to produce mild, sporadic ash emissions and intense degassing, creating a plume that rises few hundred meters. [more]

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