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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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Kirishima volcano news & activity updates

Kirishima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT 20180307/1200Z

Wednesday Mar 07, 2018 12:15 PM |

Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on  7 Mar 2018
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 7 Mar 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 12:07 UTC, 07/03/18 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180307/1207Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1700M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/38
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT
20180307/1200Z
OBS VA DTG: 07/1150Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 250/26KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: VA OF PREVIOUS VAA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE DUE TO MET CLOUD OR
DISSIPATED. NEW ERUPTION REPORTED. WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF

VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

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]

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