Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano news & activity updates:
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Japan): alert level raised to 3
Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 08:3208:32 AM | BY: T
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the alert level of the volcano to 3 (on a scale of 1-5) due to a recent increase of activity at the crater:
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano this morning (image: JMA webcam)
The statement translates approximately as follows: "Be cautious of large cinders and pyroclastic flows associated with eruptions in the range of 2km from the crater.
In Kuchinoerabujima, a large, shallow volcanic earthquake occurred near Shindake crater at 21:33 on October 27. ... volcanic activity has increased.
Future eruptions could affect an area of approximately 2km from Shindake crater, and southwest of Shindake in the Mukaihama area up until the coast."
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Sat, 2 Feb 2019, 03:00
Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20190202/0241Z FL040 STNR OBS VA DTG: 02/0230Z
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 18:15
Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. to 16000 ft (4900 m)
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 08:30
Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20190129/0813Z OVER FL110 STNR OBS VA DTG: 29/0810Z
Sun, 20 Jan 2019, 12:15
Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20190120/1151Z FL030 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 20/1140Z
Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 22:13
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update: Strong explosion and pyroclastic flow
Following renewed unrest and a minor eruption beginning last August, earlier today a more significant explosion occurred, sending ash to 20,000ft (6km) and generating a moderate pyroclastic flow which travelled 1.5km (~1 mile) down the southwest flank, though fortunately did not affect adjacent communities. No injuries have been reported and this event was smaller than the powerful explosion in 2015. JMA has kept the alert level at 3 (on a scale of 1-5). ... read all