VE-20170519-58286-JPN – Volcano Eruption – Japan – Asia

Since its re-awakening in late March, the volcano seems to be back in its typical activity of intermittent small to moderate vulcanian explosions at rates of typically 2-3 per day. It also seems that since late April, it has picked up again to levels similar as during much of 2013-15, with sometimes larger explosions that generate tall ash plumes of up to 4-5 km height. Most of the explosions come from the younger Showa crater on the upper eastern flank, although some also occur from the older summit vent Minamidake. During the past days, 2-3 explosions have occurred each day, with ash plumes ...

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