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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 (Kyushu Island, Japan): increased seismic activity

Tuesday Jan 07, 2020 08:37 AM | BY: MARTIN

Kirishima's Shinmoedake crater seen yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
Kirishima's Shinmoedake crater seen yesterday (image: MBC webcam)
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that volcano-tectonic earthquakes have increased since 2 January 2020 due to an eruption.
During the period 1-6 January was recorded 41 volcano-tectonic earthquakes below the Shinmoedake crater.
This could mean that a shallow magma intrusion is under way, which in turn could result in another eruption of the volcano, which is one of Japan's most frequently active.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the crater.
Source: Japanese Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 7 January 2020
Previous news
Kirishima's Shinmoedake crater seen this evening (MBC webcam(
Monday, Nov 18, 2019
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) increased the alert level of the volcano from 1 (normal) to 2 (eruption warning). During an interval of less than 24 hours, 22 volcanic earthquakes just below the Shinmoedake crater were detected under the volcano. ... [more]
A plume of smoke billows from Mount Shinmoe, in Kobayashi, Miyazaki Prefecture, on June 22, 2018. (Photo courtesy of an unknown reader of The Mainichi)
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
Shinmoedake volcano, located on the Japanese island of Kyushu, erupted explosively on Wednesday 27 June, 2018 after a previous explosion that occurred 5 days before. Both eruptions produced ash plumes that are 2000 meter tall and seem to represent that aftermath of the volcano’s intense phase of explosive activity that occurred in early March 2018. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jun 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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