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Shield volcano 1700 m / 5,577 f
Kyushu, Japan, 31.93°N / 130.86°ECurrent status
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| ReportsKirishima volcano booksKirishima 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, 742Typical eruption style:
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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
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVFE01 at 12:07 UTC, 07/03/18 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
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
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
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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