Volcanic unrest: Cleveland volcano (USA) explodes and underwater volcano about 400 km south of Tokyo, Japan could erupt soon

Meanwhile, the volcanic unrest continues…

Cleveland volcano (USA) exploded on March 25, 2017 and an underwater volcano about 400 km south of Tokyo, Japan could erupt soon.

After Bogoslof, now the Cleveland Volcano exploded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

After Bogoslof since mid-December 2016, another volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is showing signs of unrest. On Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected a small explosion at Cleveland Volcano.

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via Smithsonian institution

Geologists say the event at 8:15 a.m. did not last long and was similar to or smaller than other explosions at Cleveland Volcano.

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via Smithsonian Institution

Geologists say any ash cloud generated probably dissipated and was not above 20,000 feet, where it could threaten airliners traveling between Asia and North America.

Alert to ships in Japan as an underwater volcano about 400 km south of Tokyo could erupt soon

The Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that an underwater volcano about 400 km south of Tokyo could erupt soon. An alert to ships has been issued by the Coast Guard.

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Deadly eruption of Beyonesu Rocks, Japan in 1952. Photo Smithsonian Institution

Coast guard aircraft found that the color of the ocean surface recently changed apparently due to volcanic activity in the Beyonesu Rocks about 65 km south-southeast of Aogashima Island.

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This underwater volcano may erupt violently soon in Japan. via Smithsonian Institution.

But an eruption is unlikely to seriously affect any of the inhabited islands, including Aogashima. If the eruption occurs around the Beyonesu Rocks, it will be the first since 1970, where a change of color in the ocean was last observed in 1988. In 1952, an eruption in the area killed 31 crew members of a coast guard ship.

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