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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

Suwanose-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLODED AT 20200617/1500Z VA CLD UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 17/1440Z

Wednesday Jun 17, 2020 15:15 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 15:10 UTC, 17/06/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200617/1510Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SUWANOSEJIMA 282030
PSN: N2938 E12943
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 796M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/66
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLODED AT 20200617/1500Z VA CLD UNKNOWN
OBS VA DTG: 17/1440Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 280/33KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Constant glow from Suwanosejima volcano on 29 May (image: @TaTohru/twitter)
Monday, Jun 01, 2020
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that eruptive activity of the volcano continues during the past days. Five eruptions were recorded since the last update. The last eruption occurred on 29 May at 23:19 local time when explosion generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 4,000 ft (1,219 m) altitude and drifted E. ... [more]

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