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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 (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): weekly volcanic activity report 22-28 Jan 2020

Thu, 30 Jan 2020, 08:38
08:38 AM | BY: MARTIN
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded small eruptive events on 20, 23 and 24 January. They produced grey-white plumes which reached approx. 3,795 ft (1,157 m) altitude and drifted NE.
During 25-26 January was recorded increasing seismic activity associated with volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
On 27 January they recorded an eruptive event at 01:48 local time, though weather clouds prevented visual confirmation.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions were 200-1,000 tonnes/day during 20-27 January.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22-28 Jan 2020
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