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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): explosion this morning

Thursday Jul 02, 2020 08:04 AM | BY: MARTIN

Suwanosejima volcano this morning (image: JMA)
Suwanosejima volcano this morning (image: JMA)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that explosion occurred from the Otake crater this morning at 08:36 local time. Ash plume reached 19,685 ft (6,000 m) altitude and drifted E.
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 2 July 2020
Previous news
Monday, Jun 01, 2020
Constant glow from Suwanosejima volcano on 29 May (image: @TaTohru/twitter)
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. ... read all

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