Articles tagged "japan volcanoes"

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Alert Level raised for Hakoneyama volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised Alert Level for Hakoneyama volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 at 17:15 UTC on May 18 (02:15 JST on May 19). The last magmatic eruptive activity at this volcano took place about 2 900 years ago. The volcano is located in...

May 19, 2019

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Another eruption at Asosan volcano, Japan

Another minor eruption took place at Japanese Asosan volcano (Mount Aso) in Kumamoto Prefecture late Thursday, April 18, 2019. The eruption started at 23:24 UTC on April 18 (08:24 JST, April 19) at the No. 1 Nakadake crater, spewing ash up to 400 m (1 312 feet)...

April 19, 2019

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Eruption at Asosan, the first since October 2016 , Japan

The Japanese Asosan volcano erupted at 09:28 UTC (18:28 LT) on April 16, 2019. It was its first eruption since October 8, 2016. The Alert Level was raised to 2 on April 14. At one point, the volcanic ash reached 200 m (656 feet) above the crater (1 792 m / 5 880...

April 16, 2019

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Increased activity at Asosan volcano, alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Alert Level for Asosan volcano, Kyushu, Japan from Level 1 to Level 2 (do not approach the crater) at 06:00 JST on March 12, 2019. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on October 7, 2016 and ended on...

March 12, 2019

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Mount Shindake erupts, large pyroclastic flow produced, Japan

Mount Shindake on Japanese Kuchinoerabujima island erupted at 00:19 UTC (09:19 JST) on January 17, 2019, ejecting ash up to 6 km (19 600 feet) above sea level. The volcano is sporadically erupting since October 2018. The Alert Level remains at 3 (of 5). The...

January 17, 2019

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Strong explosive eruption at Kuchinoerabujima volcano, pyroclastic flow generated, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Mount Shindake, Japanese Kuchinoerabujima volcano at 07:37 UTC on December 18, 2018 (15:37 JST). This volcano, located in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, is sporadically erupting since October 2018. "After...

December 18, 2018

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Akan volcano alert level raised, Hokkaido, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a Near-crater Warning for Akan volcano (Meakandake) at 03:30 UTC on November 23, 2018. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity at the volcano. A similar event occurred in 2015 when the increased...

November 23, 2018

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Undersea eruption detected at Ioto (Iwo Jima), seawater shooting as high as 10 m (33 feet), Japan

Aerial photos taken on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, show sure signs of undersea volcanic eruption at Japanese Ioto volcano, former Iwo Jima. The volcano has been showing increased volcanic activity since the past weekend. JMA said Wednesday that photos taken by...

September 12, 2018

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Threat of powerful eruption at Kuchinoerabu volcano prompts evacuations, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for the Kuchinoerabu volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture from 2 to second highest level of 4 at 01:30 UTC (10:30 JST) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This volcano is located on the Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern...

August 15, 2018

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New eruptive activity at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

A new eruptive activity is taking place at Japanese Nishinoshima volcano in Ogasawara (Bonin Islands). The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a bright spot emerging in Himawari-8 imagery it Nishinoshima on July 12. In addition, a brown smoke was seen rising from...

July 13, 2018

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Explosive eruption at Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama), Japan

A new explosive eruption took place at Japan's Shinmoedake volcano, a part of Kirishimayama volcanic complex, at 00:09 UTC (09:09 JST) on June 22, 2018. This was its first explosive eruption since May 14. The eruption ejected a column of ash up to 4.6 km (14 000...

June 22, 2018

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Shinmoedake volcano eruption ejects ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet), Japan

A brief but strong explosive eruption, the first since April 6, took place at Mount Shinmoedake in southern Kyushu at 05:44 UTC on May 14, 2018. The eruption sent ash up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level, making it nearly 1 km higher than April 4th eruption...

May 15, 2018

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Mount Shirane volcano alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level for Mount Shirane volcano near Gunma and Nagano prefectures from Level 1 to Level 2 on Sunday, April 22, 2018, restricting access to the crater. JMA said volcanic earthquakes at the Yugama crater have been...

April 23, 2018

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Shinmoedake erupts ash 6.7 km a.s.l., highest since eruptions started, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Shinmoedake volcano, Kirishima mountain range in Japan, late April 4, 2018. The eruption sent ash up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) above sea level, the highest since a series of eruptions began on March 1, the Japanese...

April 05, 2018

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Explosions at Shinmoedake volcano, first pyroclastic flow, Japan

Explosive eruptions and Kyushu's Shinmoedake volcano on Sunday, March 25, 2018, sent plumes of gas and ash 4.8 km (16 000 feet) above sea level and created first pyroclastic flow since the volcano started erupting at the beginning of the month. Explosive...

March 26, 2018

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Explosive eruptions and ash venting at Shinmoedake (Kirishimayama), Japan

The activity at Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu, just one of 20 Quaternary volcanoes making Kirishimayama volcano group, is at elevated levels since March 5 with near-continuous ash emissions and ejections of very hot material. At 11:20 UTC today, ash column was...

March 06, 2018

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Ohachi volcano alert level raised after first activity since 2004

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Ohachi volcano, a part of Kirishimayama complex in Kyushu, from Level 1 to Level 2 on Friday, February 9, 2018. Volcanic earthquakes under Ohachi increased around 08:00 local time today, JMA said. At...

February 09, 2018

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Alert level raised for Zaozan volcano in Japan, its last eruption was in 1940

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Zaozan volcano in northern Honshu from 1 to 2 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, following a number of volcanic tremors and a slight inflation of ground in one area. Mount Zao is a popular tourist...

January 30, 2018

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Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupts after 35 years of calm, leaves one dead and 18 injured

A sudden eruption took place at Kusatsu-Shirane volcano (Kusatsu-Shiranesan) in Japan early Tuesday, January 23, 2018, causing an avalanche that left one member of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) dead and 6 injured. At least 11 people were injured by falling...

January 23, 2018

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Shinmoedake volcano starts erupting after 6 years of quiescence, Japan

Following increased seismic activity detected since September 23, 2017, Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama) in Kyushu, Japan started erupting at 20:34 UTC on October 10, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns with a thin layer of ash. The last eruption of this...

October 11, 2017

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Powerful and deadly eruption of Mount Ontake, Japan

Japan's Mount Ontake volcano suddenly erupted shortly before noon local time today (03:00 UTC) spewing ash high into the sky and down the mountains' slope for more than 3 km. Tokyo VAAC reported ash plume rising up to 11 km (37 000 feet) and drifting East at 03:

September 27, 2014

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Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupts after 34 years, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Japan's Kuchinoerabujima volcano, which last erupted in 1980, had a new eruption on August 3, 2014, at 03:24 UTC (12:24 local time). Japanese volcanologists raised the alert level to 3 and closed access to the summit area. The eruption lasted about 10 minu

August 04, 2014

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Japanese volcanologists: several nuclear power plants at risk if major eruptions happen

In a survey conducted by Mainichi Shimbun Japanese volcanologists said that several nuclear power plants around the country face dangers from potential large-scale volcanic eruptions. Survey was done by questionnaires distributed to nationwide

December 28, 2013

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Strong activity seen at Sakurajima volcano

Strong activity is seen again at Showa crater on Sakurajima volcano. People reporting a few big explosions. For now there is no further information but we bring you a few webcams and earthquake reports from Japan Meteorological Agency. Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory

July 22, 2011