Kirishima volcano in Kyushu, Japan on high alert level

Monday, July 30, 2012
By Paul Martin
July 30, 2012

JAPAN – As our colleague Marc Szlegat reported on Vulkane.Net, the alert level of the Japanese Kirishima volcano (Kirishimayama) was raised last month “orange.” This is the third out of 4 warning levels and means that an eruption could occur any time. Last year in March, the Shinmoedake crater of the complex volcano Kirishima had a violent eruption that make the headlines. The volcano is located close to the other volcano currently on orange alert in Kyushu, Sakura-jima, which last week had a stronger explosion that caused ashfall in the nearby city of Kagoshima. –Volcano Discovery

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