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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Article de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Actualités volcaniques
Kuchinoerabu - 29.05.2015 - photo Oh!kawa@カムバックパラダイス / Twitter

Kuchinoerabu - 29.05.2015 - photo Oh!kawa@カムバックパラダイス / Twitter

A violent explosive eruption marked the 29.05.2015 at 10am the Kuchinoerabu-jima island-volcano, accompanied by a plume rising to 9,500 meters (depending on the Tokyo VAAC) then drifting eastward, and a pyroclastic flow hurtling south-east to the coast.

The volcano has been placed on full alert level 5, and some 140 islanders evacuated.
This activity is from the Shindake cone, active since 1840.

Kuchinoerabujima at 9h58 (before eruption) et 10 h00 (in eruption) 29.05.2015 - webcam of the volcano

Kuchinoerabujima at 9h58 (before eruption) et 10 h00 (in eruption) 29.05.2015 - webcam of the volcano

Kuchinoerabujima 29.05.2015 / 10h04 pyroclastic flow - webcam  of the volcano

Kuchinoerabujima 29.05.2015 / 10h04 pyroclastic flow - webcam of the volcano

Kuchinoerabujima 29.05.2015 / 10h06 - development of the eruptive plume - photo via Japan news

Kuchinoerabujima 29.05.2015 / 10h06 - development of the eruptive plume - photo via Japan news

All airlines Japanese suspend their flights as a precaution to Okinawa and Southeast Asian (gmanews).
The Kuchinoerabujima experienced a similar explosion in August
2014 ... after which its alert level remained at 3.
The Kuchinoerabujima is a small island north of the volcanic Ryukyu archipelago, south of Kyushu

Violent explosive eruption to Kuchinoerabu-jima.

Sources :

- Médias locaux via Twitter

- VAAC Tokyo - link

- Geological Survey of Japan / Active volcanoes of Japan - Kuchinoerabu-jima

- Global Volcanism Program -  Kuchinoerabujima  

- JMA - Kuchinoerabujima

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