Shinmoedake

Shimoedake is an active volcano located in Kyushu, Japan. The volcano's most recent and the largest eruption occurred in March, 2018, grounding flights as the sky filled with volcanic ash and smoke.

Location: Kyūshū, Japan
Coordinates: 31.910210, 130.886323
Volcano Type: Shield

 

Shimoedake's location

Shinmoedake Volcano News:

 

2018: Shinmoedake continues to erupt with the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo issuing multiple ash advisories.

 


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Shinmoedake's Eruptive History

1970's A small eruption occurred in 1971 on North foot. In 1979 a further eruption occurred at the Shinmoedake area.
1980's Fumarole activity.
1990's Small steam emissions.
2008 August - Eruption (from Shinmoedake) with ash fall over 25 km away.
2010 March - Small ash eruption
2011 January - significant eruption, the largest since 1959. The Alert Level was raised to 3. In February, a larger eruption produced a plume to 2.5km. A further eruption occurred in March
2017 October - Eruption.
2018 A new eruptive episode begins. Two explosions were observed in March producing plumes to over 3000m. A further eruption occurred in April sending incandescent ejecta hundreds of meters above the crater.

 


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Images of Shinmoedake Volcano

 

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For monitoring of Shinmoedake, please refer to the Japan Meteorological Agency

 


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