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caldera 704 m / 2,310 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.79°N / 130.31°E
(2 out of 5)
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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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Kikai volcano news & activity updates:
Kikai volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): small eruption today
Tue, 6 Oct 2020, 06:57
06:57 AM | BY: MARTIN
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.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 6 October 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded the volcano's first eruption during the past five months
, after its last eruption in November 2019. ... read all
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 all
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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