Kikai volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): possible activity, first since Nov 2019
Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 07:0407:04 AM | BY: MARTIN
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded the volcano's first eruption during the past five months, after its last eruption in November 2019.
Kikai volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
On 28 April at 21:10 local time an explosion generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 6,000 ft (1,828 m) altitude.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 29 April 2020
Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 06:00
Kikai volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 April-5 May 2020 (New Activity / Unrest)
An eruption at 0609 on 29 April at Satsuma Iwo-jima, a subaerial part of Kikai's NW caldera rim, generated a volcanic plume that rose 1 km above the crater. This was the first eruption recorded since 2 November 2019. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a 5-level scale). ... Read all
Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 21:30