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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano
stratovolcanoes 657 m / 2,155 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.44°N / 130.22°E
Current status: restless (2 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: POSS VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Tuesday Jan 29, 2019 18:15 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 and is moving at 25 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 18:00 UTC, 29/01/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190129/1800Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KUCHINOERABUJIMA 282050
PSN: N3027 E13013
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 657M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/13
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
OBS VA DTG: 29/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 N3010 E13200 - N3028 E13200 - N3100 E13338 -
N3042 E13336 MOV E 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/2320Z SFC/FL170 N3044 E13731 - N2948 E13835 -
N2906 E13637 - N3039 E13209 - N3103 E13332
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HOWEVER VA IS STILL EXPECTED IN THE
AREA. VA OF PREVIOUS VAA[FL040] HAS DISSIPATED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190130/0000Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 29 Jan 2019
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on 20 Jan 2019
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Close-up webcam image of the pyroclastic flow, which seems larger than it was in this view. Credit: Still image from JMA webcam.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
Following renewed unrest and a minor eruption beginning last August, earlier today a more significant explosion occurred, sending ash to 20,000ft (6km) and generating a moderate pyroclastic flow which travelled 1.5km (~1 mile) down the southwest flank, though fortunately did not affect adjacent communities. No injuries have been reported and this event was smaller than the powerful explosion in 2015. JMA has kept the alert level at 3 (on a scale of 1-5). [more]
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
JMA webcam view today. Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
A new and very small eruption is occurring, with ash plumes rising only a few thousand feet above sea level. This follows the unrest in August, when the Alert Level was raised to 4, as there were concerns about a repeat of the large explosion in 2015. This subsequently declined, the Alert Level dropped to 3, where it remains. [more]
 

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