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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
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano news & activity updates:

Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) activity update: small eruptions continue

Wednesday Feb 05, 2020 08:53 AM | BY: MARTIN

Eruption of Kuchinoerabujima volcano on 3 February (image: Twitter)
Eruption of Kuchinoerabujima volcano on 3 February (image: Twitter)
The volcanic activity continues on Kuchierabu Island.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded small eruptions after the eruption on 3 February.
The seismic station records decreasing of volcano-tectonic earthquakes. They recorded 77 volcano-tectonic events and 9 tremors since the last eruption.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 1700 tonnes/day.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 5 February 2020
Previous news
Eruption of Kuchinoerabujima volcano this morning (screenshot of JMA webcamera recording)
Monday, Feb 03, 2020
A strong explosive vulcanian-type eruption occurred this morning at the volcano: at 05:31 local time, a violent explosion with plenty of incandescent material (similar to a lava fountain) erupted and generated an ash plume that reached approx. 7000 m (21,000 ft) altitude and drifted into southerly directions. ... [more]

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