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caldera 704 m / 2,310 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.79°N / 130.31°E
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Kikai volcano eruptions:
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
Typical eruption style:
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| Landsat 8
Kikai volcano news & activity updates:
Tue, 6 Oct 2020, 06:57
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 more...
Mon, 5 Oct 2020, 23:15
Satellite image of Kikai volcano on 5 Oct 2020
Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 07:04
Kikai volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded the volcano's first eruption during the past five months
, after its last eruption in November 2019. Read more... read all
Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 21:30
Satellite image of Kikai volcano on 28 Apr 2020
Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 06:44
Kikai volcano on 5 November (image: JMA)
JMA recorded an eruption at Satsuma Iwo-jima
(subaerial part of Kikai’s northwestern caldera rim) that was detected at 17:35 on 2 November. Read more... read all
Wed, 5 Jun 2013, 14:52
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 more...
Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
Plume activity at the Iodake summit crater has remained at relatively low levels since the middle of 2009, and white plumes rose to a heights of up to 400 m above the crater rim during the reporting period. Weak volcanic glows were recorded at night with a high-sensitivity camera on November 6th and 22nd to 24th. Read more... read all
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