Meakandake, Hokkaido, Japon : rise in temperature near the craters.

Meakandake, Hokkaido, Japon : rise in temperature near the craters.

 

Japan: Mount Meakan in Hokkaido is passed from the warning level 1 to level 2 after a field survey which found an increase in volcanic activity through increased fumaroles with a the rise in temperature near the craters and a significant increase in shallow earthquakes!

The swarm follows a gradual increase in seismicity under the volcano noted since April this year. JMA thinks the most likely outcome is a very small (phreatic) eruption in the near future and recommends not to approach the crater within 500 m.

July 29 , 2015. Meakandake, Hokkaido, Japon :

Source : Jma , Sherine France.

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