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Aso volcano
caldera 1592 m / 5,223 ft
central Kyushu, Japan, 32.88°N / 131.11°E
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Aso volcano (central Kyushu, Japan) activity update: the seismic unrest has increased

Thursday Jan 02, 2020 11:28 AM | BY: MARTIN
Aso volcano today (image: JMA)
Aso volcano today (image: JMA)
Incandescence at the summit crater of Aso volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence at the summit crater of Aso volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that eruptive activity of the volcano continues since the last eruption at Nakadake crater on 7 Oct.
An ash plume rose 2,900 ft (900 m) above the crater rim. Volcanic gas (sulfur dioxide) emissions continue to be high.
Seismicity has increased with periods of higher amplitude tremor. There are many tectonic earthquakes.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 30 December 2019
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