Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 27 October-2 November 2021 (Continuing Activity)
The Japan Coast Guard reported that floating pumice from the mid-August Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba eruption had arrived at coastlines more than 1,000 kilometers away in early October. The pumice first arrived at Kitadaito Island (1,035 km W) on 8 October. In late October pumice circled Okinawa and Maejima islands (1,422 km W) and several ports in the Kagoshima prefecture (1,322 NW).
Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
The pumice damaged hundreds of boats and ships, clogged harbors, and impacted the fishing and tourism industries in several areas. Several local governments began the process of removing the pumice from the water.
Sources: Japan Coast Guard, The Japan Times, The Guardian News
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2021. Report on Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 October-2 November 2021. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Wed, 8 Sep 2021, 06:00
Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba volcano (Volcano Islands, Japan) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 September-14 September 2021 (New Activity / Unrest)
The Japan Coast Guard reported that during a 12 September overflight of Fukutoku-Oka-no-Ba, observers noted that the W island was unchanged while the E side had been completely eroded and submerged. Yellow-green to yellow-brown discolored water extended from the vent area to the SW, S, and SE, suggesting continuing eruptive activity. Another area of discolored water had an approximate diameter of 2 km and was about 2 km ENE of the volcano. ... Read all
Fri, 27 Aug 2021, 23:06
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