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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 (Kyushu, Japan), activity update: ash emissions decrease

Sat, 29 Jan 2011, 07:35
07:35 AM |
Ash plume from Kirishima volcano drifting SE over Kyushu Island (26 Jan). Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory
Ash plume from Kirishima volcano drifting SE over Kyushu Island (26 Jan). Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory
The eruption at Kirishima still goes on, but the plume height today is only half in height (reaching 3-4 km, according to VAAC Tokyo). Judging from photos of the webcamera and various reports, the intensity of the ash emission seems to have gone down compared to the past days.
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Fri, 28 Jan 2011, 13:35
The eruption at Kirishima continues with strong ash emissions. Strong ash falls occurs in southern Kyushu. An ash plume from the eruption seems to reach 7.5 km (25,000 ft) elevation and is drifting southeast, causing (so far minor) disruptions to air traffic. read all
Thu, 27 Jan 2011, 07:36
The explosive eruption of Kirishima goes on unabated. A dense column of ash is being emitted from the vent. Tokyo VAAC issued an ash cloud warning at flight level 210 - in other words, the eruption plume is estimated to have reached or could reach 21,000 ft (ca. 7 km.) ... read all
Wed, 26 Jan 2011, 23:28
The eruption of Kirishima volcano (Photo: FNN news)
A spectacular eruption started at Kirishima volcano on 26 January 2011. Violent explosions emit dense ash plumes and weak incandescent lava fountains. Small pyroclastic flows are devastating the lower slopes of the volcano, and many ballistic blocks impact in the vicinity of the crater. ... read all

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