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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: 21/0520Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 06:15
06:15 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 21 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 21 Aug 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 5 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 06:00 UTC, 21/08/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200821/0600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SUWANOSEJIMA 282030
PSN: N2938 E12943
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 796M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/122
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 21/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N2952 E12942 - N2938 E12944 - N2938 E12932 -
N2951 E12936 MOV NW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/1120Z SFC/FL080 N2957 E12943 - N2939 E12947 -
N2939 E12914 - N2956 E12907
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/1720Z SFC/FL080 N2946 E13023 - N2939 E12944 -

N2949 E12906 - N3007 E12849 - N3004 E12958
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200821/1200Z=

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