Meteorological Agency “Eruptive activity is becoming intense at Mount Aso. Volcanic tremor continues 24h/day”

Mount Aso, an active volcano of Kumamoto prefecture, is starting to be active, according to Japan meteorological agency.

From their monthly report published on 1/13/2015, the eruptive activity has become intense since 11/25/2014. Intermittent eruption is observed and warned of volcanic cinders in 1km radius area from one of the central cone craters.

According to Fukuoka district meteorological observatory, volcanic fumes were observed to reach 1,300m above the crater, volcanic glow was also captured by camera during the night of 1/10/2015.

Volcanic tremor has been also measured for 24 hours a day since 1/9/2015. Clinometer is showing it’s been rising around the crater since 1/5/2015.

http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/volcano/info_05_20150113160044.html

http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/press/1501/13a/1412jishin.pdf

http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/press/1501/13a/1412jishin.html

Live Camera : http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/volcam/data/volc_img.php

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