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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): 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)
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
Previous news
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano today (image: JMA)
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 today (image: JMA)
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded 8 large volcano-tectonic tremors at 13:18 local time on 11 February. ... [more]

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