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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 20200119/0600Z FL030 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 19/0550Z

Sunday Jan 19, 2020 06:15 AM | BY: VN

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

FVFE01 at 06:03 UTC, 19/01/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200119/0603Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KUCHINOERABUJIMA 282050
PSN: N3027 E13013
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 657M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/12
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ACTIVITY CONT. VA AT 20200119/0600Z FL030 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 19/0550Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL030 290/14KT

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]

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