2019-01-17 Volcano eruption in Japan

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Volcano eruption
  • Country: Japan
  • Occurrence Date (UTC): 2019-01-17
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 2019-01-17
  • Requester: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  • Escalation to the International Charter: No
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

A volcano has erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the eruption occurred on Mount Shindake at around 9:19 AM Thursday Japan time. A column of smoke rose more than 500 meters from the crater. Eruptions were continuing as of 10 AM, spewing smoke up to 300 meters. The agency is urging people to be on alert for volcanic rocks and pyroclastic flows. Residents and visitors are being advised to seek shelter and remain updated.

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2019-01-25

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Resourcesat-2A LISS-IV FMX data as observed on Jan 24, 2019

2019-01-25

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Resourcesat-2A LISS-IV FMX data as observed on Jan 25, 2019

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