An eruptive episode occurred on May 18, 2019 at 02:09 WITA at the Agung volcano , accompanied by a plume of ash, gray and thick, about 2,000 meters above the summit; it dissipated to the east and north, with no influence on air traffic.
The imprint on the seismogram had a max amplitude. of 25 mm and a duration of 2 min. 57 sec.
The activity level remains at 3 / siaga with a 4 km risk zone around the crater.
Agung - dispersion of ash from the eruption of 18.05.2019 - Doc.BMKG Citra Himawari at 03 and 05h WIB - one ckick to enlarge
Gunma Prefecture has closed a 2.5 km section of the Kusatsu Shirane / Honshu - Japan, following an increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes since May 15, 2019. (15.05 - 7 volcanic earthquakes - 5 on 16 , 10 the 17th and 14th the 18th until 1 pm)
The last eruption at Motoshiranesan dates from January 23, 2018.
Sources: JMA & Global Volcanism Program
The JMA has raised the alert level of Hakoneyama / neighbor of Fuji on Honshu - Japan, to 2 / do not approach the crater this May 19 at 2:05 JST., following an increase in volcanic earthquakes, one of which on 18.05 / 17h with its epicenter near Lake Ashinoko.
A fumarolic activity continues in the supposed crater zone around Owakudani (the great boiling valley)
In the Kuril archipelago, a series of small ash eruptions mark the Sarychev peak.
The VAAC Tokyo recorded the presence of ashes at 2,400 meters above sea level.
These first demonstrations in 2019 follow an eruption from September 8, 2018 to October 15, 2018, another from October to November 2017, and the very strong eruption, accompanied by pyroclastic flows from June 11 to July 16, 2009. The latter, object of satellite photos of the plume, is classified from VEI 4.
Sources: VAAC Tokyo and Global Volcanism Program