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Suwanose-jima volcano
stratovolcano 799 m/ 2,621 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 29.64°N / 129.72°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) 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

Suwanose-jima volcano, Japan, news & activity updates

Suwanose-jima Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTED AT 20201027/1529Z FL070 STNR OBS VA DTG: 27/1520Z

Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 15:45
15:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 27 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Suwanose-jima volcano on 27 Oct 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 15:37 UTC, 27/10/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201027/1537Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SUWANOSEJIMA 282030
PSN: N2938 E12943
AREA: JAPAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 796M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/199
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 JMA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTED AT 20201027/1529Z FL070 STNR
OBS VA DTG: 27/1520Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL070 060/1KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news

Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 09:04
Another eruption at 14:20 local time at the volcano today (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
The activity of the volcano becomes near-continuous during the past few days as a four to five vulcanian explosions occurred today. ... read all
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 06:22
Strong explosion from Suwanosejima volcano yesterday (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that a strong explosion occurred at 11:07 local time yesterday. The explosive event was characterized by vulcanian-type explosion that generated a dark ash plume, which reached approx. 6,000 ft (1,828 m) altitude and drifted SW. ... read all

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