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Kirishima volcano
Shield volcano 1700 m / 5,577 f
Kyushu, Japan, 31.93°N / 130.86°E
Current status: erupting (4 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 (Kyushu, Japan): eruption from Mount Io yesterday

Friday Apr 20, 2018 15:41 PM | BY: T

Eruption of Mount Io yesterday (image: JMA)
Eruption of Mount Io yesterday (image: JMA)
An explosive eruption occurred at Kirishima yesterday, but this time not from its recently active Shinmoedake, but neighboring Mount Io cone located on the Ebino Highland near the visitor center.
The explosion occurred at around 15:39 local time April 19 and produced an ash plume that rose several hundred meters. Judging from images, it is likely that it was a phreatic explosion caused by overheated water circulating at depth.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the volcanic alert level to Level 3 ("Do not approach the volcano") shortly after the eruption, and recommends an exclusion zone of 3 km around the crater. The alert level for Mount Io had earlier been raised from Level 1 to Level 2 on Feb. 20, 2018.
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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Apr 06, 2018
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Eruption of Kirishima's Shinmoedake volcano this morning (image: MBC webcam)
Thursday, Apr 05, 2018
After a period of relative calm, a moderately powerful vulcanian explosion occurred from Shinmoedake's summit crater this morning at 03:42 local time. ... [more]
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on  5 Apr 2018
Thursday, Apr 05, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on  4 Apr 2018
Wednesday, Apr 04, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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