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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: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT 20180308/0600Z

Thu, 8 Mar 2018, 06:15
06:15 AM |
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on  8 Mar 2018
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 8 Mar 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 06:03 UTC, 08/03/18 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180308/0603Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1700M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/43
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ACTIVITY CONT. VA CLD UNKNOWN AT
20180308/0600Z
OBS VA DTG: 08/0540Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 230/45KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Tue, 6 Mar 2018, 00:21
Ash emissions from Kirishima volcano this morning (JMA webcam)
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. read all
Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 18:40
Evolution of the fumarole field of Iwo crater between Dec 2015 and Feb 2016 (JMA)
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. read all
 

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