Kirishima volcano news & activity updates
Kirishima volcano (Kyushu Island, Japan): fluctuating seismicity continues
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 10:2110:21 AM | BY: MARTIN
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.
Emissions of gas and steam plumes from Kirishima volcano yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
This could mean that a shallow magma intrusion is under way, which in turn could result in another eruption of the volcano, which is one of Japan's most frequently active.
Emissions of gas and steam plumes from the crater occurred.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 100 tonnes/day.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the crater.
Source: Japanese Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 12 April 2020
Tue, 7 Jan 2020, 08:37
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that volcano-tectonic earthquakes have increased since 2 January 2020 due to an eruption. ... read all
Mon, 18 Nov 2019, 15:57
Kirishima volcano (Kyushu Island, Japan): eruption warning as earthquakes were detected under volcano
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) increased the alert level of the volcano from 1 (normal) to 2 (eruption warning). During an interval of less than 24 hours, 22 volcanic earthquakes just below the Shinmoedake crater were detected under the volcano. ... read all
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 17:04
Shinmoedake (Kirishima volcano group, Japan): 2 eruptions over the past week, maintaining explosive activity which suddenly started early March
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. ... read all
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 07:00
Kirishima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20180627/0634Z FL120 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 27/0630Z