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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)
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explosive, strombolian
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Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates

Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): near-constant minor ash emissions

Saturday Aug 01, 2020 14:17 PM | BY: MARTIN
An eruption from Suwanosejima volcano on 30 July (image: JMA)
An eruption from Suwanosejima volcano on 30 July (image: JMA)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
According to Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) surveillance cameras observed another explosion with plume of grey-white ash that rose to an altitude of 2,400 ft (7,874 m). Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the north.
Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
The tremor has not shown significant variations.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 1 August 2020
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