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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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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20180309/1654Z FL200 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 09/1650Z

Friday Mar 09, 2018 17:30 PM |
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on  9 Mar 2018
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 9 Mar 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 17:19 UTC, 09/03/18 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180309/1719Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1700M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/51
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20180309/1654Z FL200 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 09/1650Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N3144 E13048 - N3146 E13103 - N3111 E13126 -
N3052 E13110 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/2250Z SFC/FL130 N2951 E13258 - N2920 E13220 -
N3011 E13048 - N3103 E13050
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/0450Z SFC/FL130 N2942 E13308 - N2907 E13407 -

N2805 E13227 - N2909 E13116 - N3020 E13040 - N2918 E13220
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: VA OF PREVIOUS VAA[FL180] DISSIPATED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY. NEW

ERUPTION REPORTED. WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED
IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20180309/2100Z=

Previous news
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018
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
 

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