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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: ERUPTED AT 20200818/1100Z FL060 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 18/1120Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 12:15
12:15 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 12:00 UTC, 18/08/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200818/1200Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SUWANOSEJIMA 282030
PSN: N2938 E12943
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 796M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/103
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTED AT 20200818/1100Z FL060 EXTD S
OBS VA DTG: 18/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL070 N2915 E12742 - N2916 E12719 - N2927 E12717 -
N2928 E12725 - N2923 E12728 - N2921 E12741 MOV W 15KT SFC/FL060
N2938 E12943 - N2937 E12940 - N2940 E12940 - N2940 E12943 MOV SW
15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/1720Z SFC/FL070 N3003 E12620 - N2917 E12702 -
N2934 E12558 - N3003 E12543 SFC/FL060 N2927 E12935 - N2916 E12905 -
N2912 E12824 - N2935 E12858
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 18/2320Z SFC/FL060 N2917 E12842 - N2901 E12923
-
N2852 E12832 - N2908 E12715
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/0520Z SFC/FL050 N2845 E12805 - N2824 E12856
-
N2825 E12740 - N2855 E12620
RMK: NEW VA OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20200818/1800Z=

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