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Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts



Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts (Preliminary or Detailed)
VolcanoEruption TimePlume Height
(Above Crater)
TypeIssued at
Sakurajima14:15 JST, 22 April 2019800mDetailed14:59 JST, 22 April 2019
Sakurajima13:45 JST, 22 April 20191300mDetailed14:06 JST, 22 April 2019


Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts (Scheduled)
VolcanoIssued at
Azumayama11:00 JST, 22 April 2019
Kusatsu-Shiranesan(Shiranesan(Yugama Area))17:00 JST, 22 April 2019
Asosan17:00 JST, 22 April 2019
Sakurajima17:00 JST, 22 April 2019
Kuchinoerabujima17:00 JST, 22 April 2019
Suwanosejima17:00 JST, 22 April 2019

※In cases where winds in the upper air are weak, or their directions significantly change in altitudes, volcanic ash fall (and lapilli) areas and amounts of forecasts may differ from ones of actual status.


Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts
(Preliminary or Detailed) are in effect.


Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts
(Scheduled) are in effect.

Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts (VAFFs)
Volcanic Ash Fall Forecasts (VAFFs) are issued for volcanoes where Volcanic Warnings or Volcanic Emergency Warnings are in effect. For protection against disaster in the vicinity of active volcanoes and to safeguard human life, JMA provides details of the expected timing, location and amount of ash fall, including areas of lapilli fall, for volcanoes via three types of VAFF.