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Kikai Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200428/2109Z FL060 STNR OBS VA DTG: 28/2110Z

Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 21:30
21:30 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Kikai volcano on 28 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Kikai volcano on 28 Apr 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 21:27 UTC, 28/04/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200428/2126Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SATSUMA-IOJIMA [KIKAI CALDERA] 282060
PSN: N3048 E13018
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 704M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTED AT 20200428/2109Z FL060 STNR
OBS VA DTG: 28/2110Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL060 190/3KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

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Kikai volcano
caldera 704 m / 2,310 ft
Ryukyu Islands (Japan), 30.79°N / 130.31°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) 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
explosive
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