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Kirishima volcano
Shield volcano 1700 m / 5,577 f
Kyushu, Japan, 31.93°N / 130.86°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Kirishima volcano eruptions:
2018, 2017, 2011, 2008, 1992, 1979, 1971, 1959, 1946(?), 1923, 1914, 1913-14, 1903, 1899-1900, 1898, 1898, 1897, 1896, 1895-96, 1894, 1891, 1889, 1888, 1887, 1880, 1832, 1822, 1771-72, 1769, 1768, 1719, 1717, 1716-17, 1716, 1706, 1690, 1678, 1677, 1667(?), 1662-64, 1659-61, 1637-38, 1628, 1620, 1615-18, 1613-14, 1598-1600, 1596?, 1595, 1588, 1587, 1585, 1576-78, 1574, 1566, 1566, 1554, 1524, 1381, 1235, 1184, 1175(?), 1167, 1113, 1112, 945, 858, 857, 843-48, 837-39, 788, 742
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Kirishima volcano news & activity updates

latest (Mar-Nov 2018) | Jan-Feb 2018 | 2016 | archive
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 17:04
A plume of smoke billows from Mount Shinmoe, in Kobayashi, Miyazaki Prefecture, on June 22, 2018. (Photo courtesy of an unknown reader of The Mainichi)
Shinmoedake volcano, located on the Japanese island of Kyushu, erupted explosively on Wednesday 27 June, 2018 after a previous explosion that occurred 5 days before. Both eruptions produced ash plumes that are 2000 meter tall and seem to represent that aftermath of the volcano’s intense phase of explosive activity that occurred in early March 2018. ...more [read all]
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 07:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 00:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 15 May 2018, 00:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 14 May 2018, 06:15
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 14 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 09:45
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 26 Apr 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 15:41
Eruption of Mount Io yesterday (image: JMA)
An explosive eruption occurred at Kirishima yesterday, but this time not from its recently active Shinmoedake, but neighboring Mount Io cone located on the Ebino Highland near the visitor center. ...more [read all]
Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 07:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 6 Apr 2018, 02:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 5 Apr 2018, 09:36
Eruption of Kirishima's Shinmoedake volcano this morning (image: MBC webcam)
After a period of relative calm, a moderately powerful vulcanian explosion occurred from Shinmoedake's summit crater this morning at 03:42 local time. ...more [read all]

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