The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
Miyake-jima (三宅島 Miyakejima) is an active stratovolcano in the northern Izu Islands, about 200 km south of Tokyo. It forms a 8 km diameter circular island and is one of the most frequently active volcanoes in the island chain. It typically erupts every 10-30 years. The last series of eruptions started in June 2000 after 17 years of repose.
The volcano has had many eruptions both from summit and flank vents, including submarine eruptions. Many eruptions have caused considerable damage to the island.
Depth vs time of the recent earthquakes west of Miyake island
The earthquake swarm that started on 17 April and included a magnitude 5.6 quake has been decreasing and remained at the same depths at around 10-15 km just west off the island.
This suggests that no magmatic intrusions have formed at shallower depths (so far) and the scenario of a (submarine) eruption is less likely.
Merapi volcano photos: One of the most active and most dangerous volcanoes of Indonesia: Merapi meaning "the one who makes fire", is a feared but also venerated holy mountain looming over the city of Yogyakarta, capital of Central Java.
Volcano Calendar 2018: We're proud to present our 2018 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the Vatnajökull ice cap.
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