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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): near-constant ash emissions

Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 08:41
08:41 AM | BY: MARTIN
Steaming glow at Suwanosejima volcano on 9 November (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Steaming glow at Suwanosejima volcano on 9 November (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Eruption column from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
Eruption column from Suwanosejima volcano today (image: @mykagoshima/twitter)
No significant change in activity has occurred during the past days. Explosive activity of the volcano continues and is characterized by near-constant vulcanian-type explosions.
According to Japan Meteorological Agency a moderate explosion occurred at 14:45 local time today. An ash plume rose 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above the summit and drifted south.
Additionally, a surveillance cameras observed a constant glow that is visible from the summit crater and suggesting rise of magma.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 10 November 2020
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