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Kikai volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 March-30 March 2004 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 24 Mar 2004, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Based on information from the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the Tokyo VAAC reported that Kikai erupted on 24 March at 1755 and on 25 March at 0715, producing plumes that reached a height of ~1.5 km a.s.l. and extended S and NW, respectively. No ash was visible on satellite imagery.

Source: Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2004. Report on Kikai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 24 March-30 March 2004. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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
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