Saturday, February 05, 2011

Kirishima Volcano, Japan - John Seach

Eruptions continue at Kirishima volcano, Japan. Since the eruption began in January, an estimated 80 million tons of ash have fallen over a wide area. There have been nine large explosions at Shinmoedake. A lava dome has formed in the crater and poses a risk of pyroclastic flows. The lava dome is 600 meters in diameter and 110 meters high. The eruptions are the largest in Japan since 2004 when December 2004, when Miyakejima volcano erupted south of Tokyo.
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