Iwo-Tori-shima volcano

complex volcano 212 m / 696 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 27.88°N / 128.22°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 19 Jun 2014 (possible small ash eruption on 6 July 2013)

Iwo-Tori-shima volcano (also known as Okinawa-Tori-shima), forms a small 1x2,7 km island located north of the largest island of the Ryukyus, Okinawa.
Records of historical eruptions dating back to 1664 have consisted of mild-to-moderate explosive activity. Iwo-dake, the volcano forming the NW part of the island, has a small lake, solfataras, and sulfur deposits that were mined in the past.
The name part Tori-shima ("Bird Island") is common for small offshore islands in Japan.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Iwo-Tori-shima volcano eruptions: 2013, 1968, 1967, 1959, 1903, 1868, 1855, 1829, 1796, 1664

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tue, 8 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Jun 09, 2021 01:21:40.39 (8 Jun 2021 16:21:40 GMT)
3.8

127 km
40 km (25 mi)
East China Sea, 135 km west of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan

Background

Iwo-Tori-shima is composed of 2 andesitic volcanoes: a volcanic edifice on the SE end with 2 nested sommas occupied by the Kusuku lava dome, and Iwo-dake, the NW-most volcano.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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