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Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano
submarine volcano -14 m / -46 ft
Volcano Islands, Japan, 24.28°N / 141.49°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano eruptions:
2010, 2005-07, 1995(?), 1993(?), 1992, 1991(?), 1987(?), 1986, 1976(?), 1974, 1973,
1972(?), 1968(?), 1967(?), 1963(?), 1962(?), 1960(?), 1959(?), 1958(?), 1956(?), 1955(?), 1954(?), 1953(?), 1952(?), 1950(?), 1914, 1904-05
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explosive
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Map of the volcanoes in the Izu-Marianas volcanoc arc stretchung SSE from Japan (map: Japanese coast guard).
Map of the volcanoes in the Izu-Marianas volcanoc arc stretchung SSE from Japan (map: Japanese coast guard).
 

Fukutokuokanoba undersea volcano eruption news

New Submarine Eruption at Fukutoku-Okanoba

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 08:50 AM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN

An underwater volcanic eruption was detected on Tuesday morning, October 16th by a Coast Guard Vessel near Minami-Iwoto Island.

The Coast Guard vessel said that a column of white smoke was seen rising from the sea about 3 miles from Minami-Iwoto island.

An announcement by the Coast Guard stated that Fukutoku-Okanoba "the volcano spewed ash and smoke about 100 meters into the air, and the surrounding sea area changed to a yellowish-green color while other parts became a cloudy gray"

Possibilities have been raised that a permanent island could form.
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Press photos distributed by the Japanese Coast Guard, showing the site of a probable undersea eruption of Futuku-okanoba submarine volcano on 3 July 2005. Note the discoloration of the sea-water, as well as floating peices of steaming lava blocks on the surface.
Sunday, Jul 03, 2005

A submarine volcano erupted in Japan. It is located about 6 kilometers north-northeast of Minami-Iwojima island in Ogasawaramura (about 1,300 kilometers from Tokyo).
On the evening of 2 July, the Japanese coast guard spotted large amounts of steam rising to about 1 km height above the sea at the site of the submarine volcano, as well as a strong discoloration of the water. On photos taken on 3 July, porous, steaming lava blocks are appearing on the surface of the sea. Ships are advised to avoid the area.

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