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Suwanose-jima volcano
stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Suwanose-jima volcano eruptions:
2004 (Oct) - ongoing: intermittent strombolian-type activity
Since 1949: essentially continuous activity
2000 (Dec) - Jul 2004 (Jul): strombolian activity, 1999 (Jan-Feb, June), 1996 (Dec) - 1997 (Apr), 1949-96, 1940, 1938, 1934 (?), 1925, 1921-22, 1915 (?), 1914 (?), 1889, 1885, 1884, 1877, 1813-14 (sub-plinian Bunka eruption), around 1600 AD (large explosive eruption)
Typical eruption style:
explosive, strombolian
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates

Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): explosive eruption of the volcano continues; no significant change since the last update

Monday Mar 23, 2020 09:46 AM | BY: MARTIN

Incandescence visible from Otake Crater (image: JMA)
Incandescence visible from Otake Crater (image: JMA)
Incandescence from Suwanosejima volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Suwanosejima volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that surveillance cameras observed one explosion at volcano’s Otake Crater.
An ash plume rose 1,312 ft (400 m) above the crater rim. Incandescence continues to be observed at night.
In addition, JMA recorded on 17 March 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes and intermittent tremor has occured.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the main crater.
The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a 5-level scale).
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 23 March 2020
Previous news
Friday, Mar 06, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded two explosive eruptions at volcano’s Otake Crater. ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
Volcanic activity continues from the volcano's active On-Take crater. JMO reports eruptions almost on a daily basis, sometimes several, with ash plumes rising up to 5-6,000 ft altitudes and typically drifting SE. ... [more]

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