Kikai volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 March-5 April 2022 (Continuing Activity)
JMA reported that eruptive activity continued to be recorded at Satsuma Iwo-jima, a subaerial part of Kikai's NW caldera rim, during 29 March through 4 April. White gas-and-steam plumes rose 1 km above the crater rim. Surveillance cameras observed nightly incandescence.
Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 20:0620:06 PM | BY: VN
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a 5-level scale), and residents were warned to stay 500 m away from the crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Kikai. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 30 March-5 April 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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