Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano news & activity updates:
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): strong white-steam plumes recorded due to an increased seismic activity
Tuesday Mar 03, 2020 10:34 AM | BY: MARTIN
White-steam plume from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded strong white-steam plumes, which reached approx. 4,4542 ft (1,357 m) altitude.
Additionaly recorded 220 volcano-tectonic earthquakes due to an increased level of seismicity.
The volcano has a large amount of volcanic gas (sulfur dioxide).
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 3 March 2020
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded a minor explosion on 21 February that generated a white plume, which reached approx. 2,811 ft (857 m) altitude. Large cinders and pyroclastic flows are not observed. ... [more]
Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200221/0158Z FL030 STNR OBS VA DTG: 21/0150Z
Friday, Feb 21, 2020
Kuchinoerabu-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20200220/0120Z FL030 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 20/0110Z
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): decreased seismic activity; no eruption since the last update
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded 8 large volcano-tectonic tremors at 13:18 local time on 11 February. ... [more]