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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
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Kirishima volcano news & activity updates

Kirishima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 06/1720Z

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018 18:15 PM |

Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on  6 Mar 2018
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 6 Mar 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 18:05 UTC, 06/03/18 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180306/1805Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1700M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/33
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 06/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N3152 E13049 - N3156 E12937 - N3136 E12831 -
N3226 E12840 - N3217 E13044 - N3150 E13107 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/2320Z SFC/FL140 N3212 E13205 - N3204 E12726 -
N3246 E12748 - N3345 E12940
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/0520Z SFC/FL150 N3436 E13226 - N3411 E13317 -

N3337 E13306 - N3227 E12918 - N3227 E12452 - N3358 E12828 - N3621
E13229
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 07/1120Z SFC/FL160 N3804 E13627 - N3539 E13455 -

N3459 E13134 - N3304 E12911 - N3246 E12405 - N3327 E12359 - N3509
E12837 - N3750 E13251
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20180307/0000Z=

Previous news
Ash emissions from Kirishima volcano this morning (JMA webcam)
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018
The volcano's activity is currently elevated. Near-continuous ash emissions and ejections of very hot material (probably fresh lava) from the Shinmoedake crater started again after a period of intermittent activity the previous days. ... [more]
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]

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