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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 (Japan): alert level raised to 3

Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 08:32
08:32 AM | BY: T
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano this morning (image: JMA webcam)
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano this morning (image: JMA webcam)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the alert level of the volcano to 3 (on a scale of 1-5) due to a recent increase of activity at the crater:
The statement translates approximately as follows: "Be cautious of large cinders and pyroclastic flows associated with eruptions in the range of 2km from the crater.
In Kuchinoerabujima, a large, shallow volcanic earthquake occurred near Shindake crater at 21:33 on October 27. ... volcanic activity has increased.
Future eruptions could affect an area of approximately 2km from Shindake crater, and southwest of Shindake in the Mukaihama area up until the coast."
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Previous news
Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 22:13
Close-up webcam image of the pyroclastic flow, which seems larger than it was in this view. Credit: Still image from JMA webcam.
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). ... read all
 

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