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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): strong SO2 emissions

Thu, 6 Aug 2020, 09:01
09:01 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strong SO2 emissions from Suwanosejima volcano on 4 August (image: @DlrSo2/twitter)
Strong SO2 emissions from Suwanosejima volcano on 4 August (image: @DlrSo2/twitter)
Explosion from Suwanosejima volcano on 5 August (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Explosion from Suwanosejima volcano on 5 August (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
Today at 10:21 local time Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded an explosion at the volcano that generated an ash plume, which rose approx. 4,593 ft (1,400 m) above the crater and drifted NE.
A satellite image of Tropomi from 4 August shows strong sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions which were extending to the south of the volcano across Pacific Ocean.
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