Kikai volcano (Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 28 March-3 April 2018 (New Activity / Unrest)
JMA reported that the number of volcanic earthquakes at Satsuma Iwo-jima, a subaerial part of Kikai's NW caldera rim, was low during 27 March-2 April after an increase recorded during 22-23 March. White plumes rose as high as 1.8 km above the Iwo-dake lava dome. Incandescence from the crater was visible at night during 27-28 March.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a 5-level scale).
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2018. Report on Kikai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 March-3 April 2018. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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