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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano
stratovolcanoes 657 m / 2,155 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.44°N / 130.22°E
Current status: erupting (4 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
Last earthquakes nearby
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Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano news & activity updates:

Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200117/1800Z FL030 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 17/1750Z

Friday Jan 17, 2020 18:15 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 18:04 UTC, 17/01/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200117/1804Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KUCHINOERABUJIMA 282050
PSN: N3027 E13013
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 657M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200117/1800Z FL030 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 17/1750Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL030 330/18KT

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
Steam plumes from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that surveillance cameras observed an eruption on 11 January at 15:05 local time. An eruption generated an ash plumes which reached approx. 8,717 ft (2,657 m) altitude and drifted E. Tepha was ejected as far as 300 m away from the crater. An ashfall was reported on Yakushima Island. ... [more]
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano´s emissions yesterday (image: JMA)
Monday, Nov 18, 2019
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that the number of volcanic earthquakes increased to 18 since 15 November. The amount of volcanic (sulfur dioxide) emissions continue to be high level. ... [more]
 

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