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Magma Migration and Eruptions in a Volcanic Group: Case Studies for the 2017-2018 Activity of the Kirishima Volcano Group and Other Global Examples

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to this special issue on “Magma Migration and Eruptions in a Volcanic Group: Case Studies for the 2017-2018 Activity of the Kirishima Volcano Group and Other Global Examples”.

There are quite a few volcanic groups in the world, where multiple edifices exist close to each other. The linkage of the magma supply system beneath such a volcanic group and the relationship of eruptive activity among the edifices are of great interest. 

Mt Kirishima is an example of a volcanic group consisting of more than twenty isolated eruption centers forming small edifices. Shinmoe-dake, one of the active cones, had a magmatic eruption in 2011. Various instruments were deployed around Shinmoe-dake in order to provide multidisciplinary observations of the eruptive activity. These instruments were also present during the latest 2018 Kirishima eruptions.

In the 2018 activity, eruptions occurred at two edifices - Shinmoe-dake and Io-yama. In the former, following the explosive eruption in 2011 and small explosive events in 2017, an effusive eruption occurred, which was accompanied by subsidiary Vulcanian eruptions. The latter caused phreatic explosions - the first eruptive activity since 1768. The abundant observational data and detailed investigation of the 2018 eruption could provide the opportunity to improve our understanding of the magmatic system of the volcanic group. 

This special issue aims to discuss an up-to-date picture of magma systems below volcano groups and the mechanisms of the associated eruptions, based on the geophysical, geological, or geochemical datasets. We expect submissions of papers on the Kirishima volcanic group, including Shinmoe-dake, Io-yama, and other edifices, and on other volcanic groups worldwide. We also welcome fundamental researches on both subsurface and subaerial eruption processes. Papers discussing disaster management and social impact, especially considering the existence of multiple active edifices, are also highly welcomed.

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Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2023

Lead Guest Editor

Takayuki KANEKO, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Guest Editors

Mie ICHIHARA, The University of Tokyo, Japan

K.I. KONSTANTINOU, National Central University, Taiwan

Antonio COSTA, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy

Yasuo MIYABUCHI,  Kumamoto University, Japan

Koki AIZAWA, Kyushu University, Japan

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  1. This study describes the dispersal and grain size characteristics of the May 14, 2018 Shinmoedake eruption deposits of Kirishima Volcano in southern Kyushu, southwestern Japan. We discuss the eruption sequence...

    Authors: Yasuo Miyabuchi and Eiichi Sato
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:182
  2. Kirishima volcano consists of more than 20 eruptive centers. Among them, Shinmoe-dake had magmatic eruptions in October 2017 and March 2018. Subsequently, another active cone, Iwo-yama, had phreatic eruptions ...

    Authors: Mie Ichihara, Tsukasa Kobayashi, Fukashi Maeno, Takao Ohminato, Atsushi Watanabe, Setsuya Nakada and Takayuki Kaneko
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:144

    The Correction to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:168

  3. We infer the temporal changes in the pressure sources that induced crustal deformation during the 2018 Shinmoe-dake eruption using strain and tilt observations and discern that the deep magmatic activity assoc...

    Authors: Koki Yoshinaga, Takeshi Matsushima, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yusuke Yamashita, Ken’ichi Yamazaki, Shintaro Komatsu and Satoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:143
  4. Decades ago, Julian (J Volcanol Geotherm Res 101:19–26, 1994. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1029/​93JB03129) proposed the lumped parameter model of non-linear excitation of an...

    Authors: Tomonori Ozaki, Yohei Yukutake and Mie Ichihara
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:111
  5. We investigated magma storage conditions prior to the 2011 and 2018 eruptions at Kirishima Shinmoe-dake volcano in Japan based on the relationship between geodetic volume change of magma chamber and erupted ma...

    Authors: Tomofumi Kozono, Takehiro Koyaguchi, Hideki Ueda, Taku Ozawa and Tadashi Yamasaki
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:100
  6. The eruption activity of Shinmoedake in the Kirishima volcanic group of Japan resumed in 2017–18, following a quiet period during 2011–17. Subplinian eruptions preceded lava effusion in 2011; however, no subpl...

    Authors: Genji Saito, Teruki Oikawa and Osamu Ishizuka
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:89
  7. Recent eruptions of the Shinmoedake volcano, Japan, have provided a valuable opportunity to investigate the transition between explosive and effusive eruptions. In October 2017, phreatic/phreatomagmatic explos...

    Authors: Fukashi Maeno, Sayaka Shohata, Yuki Suzuki, Natsumi Hokanishi, Atsushi Yasuda, Yuya Ikenaga, Takayuki Kaneko and Setsuya Nakada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:76
  8. From April to July 2021, West Crater at Iwo-Yama, Kirishima Volcanic Complex, Japan, was repeatedly filled with hydrothermal water and subsequently evacuated. The overall cycle lasted 14–70 h, and the course o...

    Authors: Harutou Tanabe, Takeshi Matsushima, Koki Aizawa and Dan Muramatsu
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:75
  9. Prediction of ash concentrations in volcanic ash clouds for the Kirishima-Shinmoedake eruption on April 4th, 2018 is performed on the basis of an atmospheric transport model and the Japanese meteorological sat...

    Authors: Kensuke Ishii, Masahiro Hayashi, Hiroshi Ishimoto and Toshiki Shimbori
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:37
  10. In the infrasonic observation of a fumarolic field, distinguishing multiple fumarolic sources is challenging. The array technique effectively estimates the source locations and identifies the target signal fro...

    Authors: Kazuya Yamakawa, Mie Ichihara, Dan Muramatsu, Takeshi Matsushima, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Ruka Wada and Isao Shimoyama
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:26
  11. We review pre-eruptive dynamics and evidence of open-system behavior in the volcanic plumbing system beneath Campi Flegrei Caldera, together with estimates of magma residence time, magma ascent, and mixing-to-...

    Authors: Maurizio Petrelli, Mónica Ágreda López, Alessandro Pisello and Diego Perugini
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:19
  12. Permutation entropy (PE) is a complexity metric that encodes a time series into sequences of symbols and can be used to decipher between deterministic and stochastic behavior. This study investigates PE variat...

    Authors: K. I. Konstantinou, D. A. Rahmalia, I. Nurfitriana and M. Ichihara
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:175
  13. Deep low-frequency (DLF) earthquakes have occurred at depths of 10–30 km in the Kirishima volcanic complex, Japan. Here, we investigate the DLF earthquake activity that was associated with the 2018 eruptions, ...

    Authors: Ryo Kurihara and Aitaro Kato
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:174
  14. The feeding system of magmatic fluid from the volcanic root to a shallow magma reservoir remains a poorly understood issue. Seismic events, including volcanic tremors and low-frequency earthquakes, in a deep p...

    Authors: Yohei Yukutake, Ryou Honda, Motoo Ukawa and Kei Kurita
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:144
  15. Santiaguito, Guatemala, represents one of the best cases of active lava dome complex in the world, producing lava flow effusion, weak explosive activity, and cycles of lava dome extrusion over varying timescal...

    Authors: Silvia Massaro, Antonio Costa, Roberto Sulpizio, Diego Coppola and Anatoly Soloviev
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:107

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