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Kikai volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 March-20 March 2018 (New Activity / Unrest)

Mi, 14. Mär 2018, 06:00 06:00 AM | VON: VN
JMA reported that one small-amplitude, short-duration volcanic tremor was detected on 16 March at Satsuma Iwo-jima, a subaerial part of Kikai's NW caldera rim. The number of volcanic earthquakes increased on 19 March, prompting JMA to raise the Alert Level to 2 (on a 5-level scale), and then decreased the next day. The report noted increased thermal activity since February, with occasional visual observations of incandescence.

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2018. Report on Kikai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14 March-20 March 2018. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Mi, 5. Jun 2013, 14:52

Satsuma-Iwo-jima (Kikai) volcano (Japan): new activity

Plume from Kikai on Aqua satellite image at  04h05 UTC (NASA, via Blog Culture Volcan)
New activity seems to have started from Satsuma-Iwo-jima (Kikai) volcano. A steam / gas and possibly ash-containing plume has been observed on satellite images and a thermal anomaly was visible on recent MODIS satellite data. On yesterday morning's NASA Aqua satellite image, the plume from the volcano was about 70 km long to the SW. A thermal anomaly was visible already on images from 23 May. Read all
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Kikai volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 May-4 June 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 4 June an ash plume from Kikai drifted W. ... Read all
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Kikai Vulkan
caldera 704 m / 2,310 ft
Ryukyu-Inseln (Japan), 30.79°N / 130.31°E
Aktueller Status: unruhig (2 von 5) Ausbrüche des Kikai:
2020, 2019, 2013, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000-01, 2000, 1998-99, 1997, 1988, 1934-35, 1914 (?)
radiocarbon / tephrochronology dated: 1430 ± 75 years, 1340 ± 30, 1030 ± 40, 1010 ± 40, 750 AD (?), 390 AD ± 100, 280 BC ± 75, 1090 BC ± 100, 1830 BC ± 75, 2450 BC ± 1000, 3250 BC ± 75, 3250 BC ± 75
around 4350 BC: VEI 7 caldera-forming eruption, one of the largest on earth in 10,000 years, producing the Akahoya tephra
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