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)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that surveillance cameras observed one explosion at volcano’s Otake Crater.
Incandescence from Suwanosejima volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
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
Suwanose-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200323/0640Z FL030 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 23/0630Z
Monday, Mar 23, 2020
Friday, Mar 06, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded two explosive eruptions at volcano’s Otake Crater. ... [more]
Suwanose-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200302/0638Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 02/0620Z
Monday, Mar 02, 2020
Suwanose-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200227/1630Z FL050 EXTD W OBS VA DTG: 27/1620Z
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
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]