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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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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20180514/0544Z FL160 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 14/0540Z

Monday May 14, 2018 06:15 AM |

Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 14 May 2018
Satellite image of Kirishima volcano on 14 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 05:59 UTC, 14/05/18 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180514/0559Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KIRISHIMAYAMA 282090
PSN: N3156 E13052
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 1700M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/125
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTED AT 20180514/0544Z FL160 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 14/0540Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL160 310/33KT

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=

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Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
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Eruption of Mount Io yesterday (image: JMA)
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
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Friday, Apr 06, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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