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Kirishima volcano
Shield volcano 1700 m / 5,577 f
Kyushu, Japan, 31.93°N / 130.86°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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
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Kirishima volcano news & activity updates

Kirishima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 05/2320Z

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018 00:15 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 00:05 UTC, 06/03/18 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180306/0005Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1700M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/29
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 05/2320Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N3155 E13054 - N3111 E13101 - N3118 E13157 -
N3101 E13308 - N3043 E13047 - N3131 E13042 - N3155 E13050 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/0520Z SFC/FL100 N3003 E13359 - N2917 E13236 -
N2850 E13020 - N2911 E12918 - N3034 E12937 - N3050 E13120
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/1120Z SFC/FL100 N2911 E13359 - N2731 E13103 -

N2727 E12736 - N2928 E12753 - N2959 E12923
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/1720Z SFC/FL090 N2842 E13253 - N2609 E12916 -

N2609 E12540 - N2838 E12547 - N3001 E12727 - N2836 E13035
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20180306/0600Z=

Previous news
Evolution of the fumarole field of Iwo crater between Dec 2015 and Feb 2016 (JMA)
Monday, Feb 29, 2016
A "near-crater" warning was issued for the volcano by JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), in particular for the Iwo crater where an increase in seismic activity, fumarole temperatures and degassing (including poisonous H2S) in an area about 100x100 m wide has been observed over the past months. ... [more]
Thermal imagery and photo of the new fumarole field at Kirishima (JMA)
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
New fumaroles have been detected on the SW flank of the Iozan Ebino crater and a strong sulfur smell was reported. ... [more]
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]

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