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2015-05-29 Volcano eruption in Japan on 29 May, 2015

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Volcano eruption
  • Country: Japan
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 29 May, 2015
  • Requester: Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

A volcano erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Friday morning. Pyroclastic flows have been confirmed to have reached the shore. The Japan Meteorological Agency says Mount Shindake, located in the center of the island, erupted shortly before 10 AM. The agency raised the eruption-alert level to 5 on a scale of 1 to 5. The municipal government has issued an evacuation order and urged all residents to leave the island. Kuchinoerabu Island is located 130 kilometers southwest of Kagoshima city and has a population of about 110. (source: NHK World)

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ALOS-2, May 29, 2015

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ALOS-2, May 29, 2015

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ALOS-2, June 1, 2015

Satellite Image

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ALOS-2, May 29, 2015

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ALOS-2 HH, May 29, 2015

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ALOS-2 HH, May 29, 2015

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ALOS-2, May 29, 2015

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ALOS-2 HH, June 1, 2015

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ALOS-2, June 1, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 PAN Mount Shindake, Japan May 31, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 PAN Mount Shindake, Japan May 31, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 MS Mount Shindake, Japan May 31, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 MS Mount Shindake, Japan May 31, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 PAN Mount Shindake, Japan June 1, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 PAN Mount Shindake, Japan June 1, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 MS Mount Shindake, Japan June 1, 2015

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FORMOSAT2 MS Mount Shindake, Japan June 1, 2015