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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 (2020) | 2019 | Mar-Dec 2018 | archive
Thu, 23 Apr 2020, 08:08
Kirishima volcano (Kyushu Island, Japan): increased seismic activity
According to Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), the seismicity has increased after fluctuating levels of the volcano during the past weeks. Read more... read all
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 10:21
Emissions of gas and steam plumes from Kirishima volcano yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded during 6-10 April 177 volcano-tectonic earthquakes below the Shinmoedake crater. The number of volcanic earthquakes repeatedly increased and decreased. No volcanic tremor has been detected. Read more... read all
Tue, 7 Jan 2020, 08:37
Kirishima's Shinmoedake crater seen yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that volcano-tectonic earthquakes have increased since 2 January 2020 due to an eruption. Read more... read all
latest (2020) | 2019 | Mar-Dec 2018 | archive
 

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