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Kirishima volcano (Japan): new fumaroles on the Iozan Ebino cone
Wednesday Dec 16, 2015 11:01 AM | BY: T
Thermal imagery and photo of the new fumarole field at Kirishima (JMA)
New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported.
No other signs of significant unrest have been detected at the volcano.
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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Elevated seismic activity has been recorded since early July, the Japan Meterological Agency (JMA) reported. Yesterday, a phase of volcanic tremor occurred that lasted 3 minutes and a slight ground deformation was detected. ... [more]
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a "near crater warning" for the Shinmoedake vent of Kirishima volcano last Friday. Increased earthquake activity were detected and mean an increased risk of a possible (probably phreatic) explosions. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
The alert level of the volcano was lowered back to 1, as volcanic activity continued to decrease. Volcanic seismicity remained at low levels and no remarkable change was observed from ground deformation observation and monitoring data. ... [more]
Saturday, Dec 15, 2012
No eruptions were observed at Shinmoedake since 7 September 2011 (last explosion on 1 March). Overall, the volcano's activity (seismicity, deformation, degassing) has been decreasing, JMA's November volcano activity summary reports: ... [more]
Monday, Jul 30, 2012
As our colleague Marc Szlegat reported on Vulkane.Net, the alert level of the Japanese Kirishima volcano (Kirishimayama) was raised last month"orange". This is the third out of 4 warning levels and means that an eruption could occur any time. ... [more]
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