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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: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 19/1120Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Wed, 19 Aug 2020, 12:15
12:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 19 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 19 Aug 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 11:58 UTC, 19/08/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200819/1158Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SUWANOSEJIMA 282030
PSN: N2938 E12943
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 796M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/107
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 19/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 N2940 E12944 - N2934 E12944 - N2923 E12934 -
N2926 E12932 - N2940 E12941 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/1720Z SFC/FL070 N2940 E12944 - N2908 E12929 -
N2903 E12854 - N2937 E12917
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/2320Z SFC/FL060 N2940 E12943 - N2856 E12939 -

N2840 E12839 - N2929 E12912
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200819/1800Z=

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