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Kikai volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 March-5 April 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Mi, 6. Apr 2022, 20:06
20:06 PM | VON: VN
JMA reported that eruptive activity continued to be recorded at Satsuma Iwo-jima, a subaerial part of Kikai's NW caldera rim, during 29 March through 4 April. White gas-and-steam plumes rose 1 km above the crater rim. Surveillance cameras observed nightly incandescence.
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a 5-level scale), and residents were warned to stay 500 m away from the crater.

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Kikai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 30 March-5 April 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Mi, 3. Mär 2021, 06:00

Kikai volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 3 March-9 March 2021 (Continuing Activity)

In response to an eruption at Satsuma Iwo-jima, a subaerial part of Kikai's NW caldera rim, on 2 November 2019 JMA had raised the Alert Level to 2 (on a 5-level scale). Since then, surveillance cameras sometimes recorded minor incandescence reflected in emitted plumes. On 8 March JMA revised the Alert Level guidelines, keeping the level at 2, but reducing the exclusion zone around the crater from 1 km to 500 m. ... Read all
Di, 6. Okt 2020, 06:57

Kikai volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): small eruption today

Kikai volcano (image: @EarthQuakesTime/twitter)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a small eruption at 07:57 local time today. Ash emissions reach up to 3,000 ft (914 m) altitude and drifted NW. 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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