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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano
stratovolcanoes 657 m / 2,155 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.44°N / 130.22°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano eruptions:
2015, 2014, 1980, 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1968-69, 1966, 1945, 1933-34, 1932 (?), 1931, 1914, 1906-07 (?), 1841, 1840
radiocarbon-dated: 1560 ± 100 years, 1470 ± 50, 1440 ± 50, 1110 ± 75, 1100 ± 100, 970 AD ± 75, 600 AD ± 75, 1140 BC ± 150, 1450 BC ± 75, 3480 BC ± 150, 9520 BC ± 300
Typical eruption style:
phreatic explosions
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano news & activity updates:

Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200405/1436Z FL030 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 05/1430Z

Sunday Apr 05, 2020 15:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on  5 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 5 Apr 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 14:45 UTC, 05/04/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200405/1445Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KUCHINOERABUJIMA 282050
PSN: N3027 E13013
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 657M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/40
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTED AT 20200405/1436Z FL030 EXTD S
OBS VA DTG: 05/1430Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL030 010/8KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
An ash plume from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 18 March (image: JMA)
Monday, Mar 23, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded white ash plumes that rose 1,312 ft (400 m) above the summit crater. ... [more]
White-steam plume from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded strong white-steam plumes, which reached approx. 4,4542 ft (1,357 m) altitude. ... [more]
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a minor explosion on 21 February that generated a white plume, which reached approx. 2,811 ft (857 m) altitude. Large cinders and pyroclastic flows are not observed. ... [more]

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