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stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsSuwanose-jima volcano videosSuwanose-jima volcano booksSuwanose-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:
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates
Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): occasional minor explosions
Friday May 22, 2020 09:45 AM | BY: MARTIN
Constant glow from Suwanosejima volcano on 14 May (image: @TaTohru/twitter)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded an minor explosion which reached approx. 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
altitude and drifted S (VAAC Tokyo).
Constant glow is visible from the summit crater.
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.Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 22 May 2020
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