Shinmoedake volcano 2017 eruption

Shinmoedake volcano 2017 eruption

Aerial footage of the eruption of Shinmoedake (Shinmoe-dake, means Shinmoe peak in English), a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan, and a part of the Mount Kirishima cluster of volcanoes. It is believed to have formed between 7,300 and 25,000 years ago. It is an active stratovolcano with a height of 1,421 m (4,662 ft) aboe sea level. A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash. Unlike shield volcanoes, which usually built almost entirely of fluid lava flows and named for their low profile, resembling a warrior’s shield lying on the ground, stratovolcanoes are characterized by a steep profile and periodic explosive eruptions and effusive eruptions.

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